With prices starting at a little less than the cheapest Land Rover Discovery, the Hummer looks decent value. For a petrol 4x4, depreciation is relatively slow, however fuel consumption is punishing. With only one official dealer at the time of the H3's launch, customers will also have to travel for servicing. However, the H3 has a longer than average warranty at four years/60,000 miles should anything serious go wrong.
Only one petrol engine is available with the H3 with CO2 emissions of 327g/km or 346g/km, depending on whether you choose the standard manual or optional automatic. While these figures are quite high, they are no higher than expected for a petrol 4x4 of this size. Fuel economy is poor though, the Hummer only returning 20mpg with the manual and 15mpg with the automatic.
Although the engine is new for the H3, most other parts are proven and the technology is relatively simple. The car should prove generally reliable.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£2,909 - £3,063 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|3.7 Petrol||327 g/km (Min)||£570|
|3.7 Petrol||346 g/km (Max)||£570|
Ongoing running costs
|Road tax (12 months)||
See tax rates for all versions
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.