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in 2009 Luxury Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $41,156 - $41,156
Original MSRP: $63,090 - $63,090
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2009 Hummer H2 Interior

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In 2008, Hummer upgraded the H2's interior in response to criticism that the earlier model's cabin didn't deliver on the luxury promised by the H2's luxury sticker price. Reviews are positive about the new interior, calling it suitably upscale. However, others in the class have more upscale materials, cargo room and seating. For 2009, Hummer added available second-row captain's chairs.

  • "H2's interior is assembled with good-quality materials, highlighted by abundant soft-touch surfaces." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Despite an exterior that gives the impression of an echo-inducing cabin, interior space is surprisingly modest." -- Edmunds
  • "The H2's interior clearly was never meant to see the battlefield. Inside, the H2 has a usable interior with a handsome new dash, contoured bucket seats and redesigned door panels. Interior plastics were greatly improved last year with a noticeable improvement in gap tolerances, texture and visual appeal." -- Kelley Blue Book

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Seating

Most reviews say that the H2 has comfortable front seats, a passable second row, and a cramped third row, which is typical for this class. The second row is now larger, but there isn't agreement on how many adults the first two rows can hold. Reviews also disagree whether the third row is suited only for children.

  • "The leather seats are as big, comfortable and supportive as you'd expect." -- Chicago Sun-Times
  • "Good headroom, legroom, and shoulder space with comfortable [front] seats." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The H2's interior is still snug in the areas of rear-seat legroom and cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Passengers in the second row enjoy good legroom and soft seat cushions, but the bench's backrest is rather upright and doesn't recline at all to offer a more relaxed seating position." -- Cars.com
  • "Rear legroom is limited for taller passengers and the optional third-row seat is less roomy than a Toyota RAV4's." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

The upgraded interior features, which include a redesigned dash as well as more standard entertainment and convenience features, get positive reviews.

  • "Comfortable heated, leather power seats, a strong audio system, navigation and rear-view camera and nice fit and finish throughout." -- AutoWeek
  • "Among the notable interior features are a selection of new stereos including a standard Bose system with XM Satellite Radio and optional surround sound, a new backseat DVD video option and OnStar. Remote start is also new, so you can warm up or cool down the H2 and guzzle gas without even leaving your home." Cars.com 
  • "The most interesting addition is the now-standard rearview camera, which appears on a small, square LCD display that pops out of the right side of the big, square rearview mirror. Trick." -- Car and Driver

Cargo

Reviewers find the 2009 Hummer H2's cargo space inadequate for a vehicle of its size.

  • "Hummer claims wagon versions offer almost 90 cubic feet of cargo space, but the load floor is high and obscured by the spare tire mounted on a massive swing-away rear carriage." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The 86.6 cubic feet of cargo space is smaller than other full-size luxury SUVs." -- Edmunds
  • "Cargo room is nearly nonexistent when the third row is in use - there's only 5.8 cubic feet of space, which is about the same amount you'd get in a Mini Cooper." -- Cars.com