2009 HUMMER H2 vs. Its Competition

2009 Hummer H2

The Jeep Commander has the rugged looks of a HUMMER wannabe and includes a third-row seat and HEMI power; yet with a roomier cabin and mileage well into the teens, the Commander is a much more practical choice.

Lincoln's Navigator also has an upscale look and plenty of luxury options, plus a power-operated third-row seat with real, usable room, but it’s not a good choice for off-roading because of its delicate wheels and running boards.

The Cadillac Escalade is a similar case, with more of an urbane look; it shares the H2's powertrains but is more space-efficient.

Buyers with money to spare might also take a look at the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, or Geländewagen, as it's nicknamed.

The boxy G-Class has a sturdy, proven design and awe-inspiring off-road capability, yet it piles on the luxury features inside.

Nothing evokes the response of a HUMMER H2, but these other big SUVs all make more sense for most buyers.

2009 Hummer H22009 HUMMER H2
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2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid2009 Cadillac Escalade
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2008 Jeep Commander Sport2008 Jeep Commander
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2008 Lincoln Navigator 2WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2008 Lincoln Navigator
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2008 Mercedes Benz G Class 5.0L2008 Mercedes-Benz G Class
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Quick Specs
If you’re a serious off-roader, the 2009 HUMMER H2 is the perfect vehicle. If you’re not, the HUMMER is nothing more than an expensive, gas-guzzling fashion statement—or an image liability.
The 2009 Escalade Hybrid sacrifices no performance, capability, or luxury, yet it uses a fraction of the fuel.
The 2008 Jeep Commander is good Jeep (a trail-capable vehicle), but it's not a great people mover.
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator has more going for it than bling.
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz G-Class climbs rocks the old-fashioned way, with the looks to match.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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