2007 Hummer H3 Interior
This interior review was written when the 2007 Hummer H3 was new.
The H3's interior may not be luxurious, but it's generally well reviewed. "The interior design is just about the best on a GM truck in a long time," says Motor Trend. "The simple center stack and superior materials on knobs and flush surfaces set a new standard for Hummer."
But reviewers are underwhelmed by the interior space in the 2007 Hummer H3. Automobile.com says "the H3 is in essence a midsize SUV with a surprisingly small cabin interior and cargo space."
The Hummer H3 claims seating for five in two rows, but critics differ as to whether this is a reasonable estimate. Kelley Blue Book says that "[f]ive passengers enjoy reasonably abundant space." MSN, however, thinks that may be going too far: "Hummer calls the H3 a 5-seater. But, while there's good room for four tall adults, the center of the rear seat is uncomfortable for a fifth occupant." The reviewer for The Car Connection, however, wasn't uncomfortable at all: "The interior is the nicest yet in a Hummer, which isn't the backhanded compliment it seems to be. Cabin headroom soars, and rear-set legroom is fine."
Several reviewers notice that occupants ride rather high in the H3. "The H3's driver's seat is a high perch, but very comfortable," says About.com. "The cloth seats are appropriately rugged, and seem like they'll be quite durable." But the high perch makes getting in and out something of a problem. Autobytel decided that the H3's "rock rails are protection for side damage only and do not provide a flat surface to accommodate foot placement for assistance with the long step up. Nor is there a grab handle of any type (either overhead or at the A-pillar) for the driver, and the steering wheel does not provide an adequate anchor." Consumer Guide states, "High step-up and awkwardly shaped door opening complicate entry/exit." Edmunds adds, "The seating position is a little awkward, forcing driver and passenger to sit with their legs splayed out in front of them
"Switchgear is easy to find and intuitive in its use," says New Car Test Drive of the H3's cockpit. "Knobs for the HVAC (heat/ventilation/air conditioning) system are large enough to be easily turned by gloved hands. Gauges are large and easy to read. Our test car was equipped with sun visors with pull-out extensions, a terrific feature for folks living in sunbelt states where the sunrise and sunset coming through the driver or front passenger's windows can be brutal."
Standard interior features include cruise control, power windows, power door locks, an in-dash CD player, GM's OnStar navigation system, and remote keyless entry with panic button.
Cargo space in the 2007 Hummer H3 leaves critics unimpressed. "The H3 also carries less than you'd think," confirms Edmunds. With seats flat, the Hummer can pack 55.7 cubic feet of cargo, though the Edmunds reviewer complains that "the H3's 60/40-split rear seat doesn't fold completely flat."
But The Auto Channel still feels that "[c]argo space is pretty good." Consumer Guide notes that the "[w]aist-high load floor makes a chore of loading heavier objects." Forbes complains that the "rear hatch door is hinged on the left, but there's no chock for the spring-loaded assist that helps you swing the door open. Park anywhere less than on a perfectly level surface, and the door will either take a great deal of work to close (especially with the spare tire mounted on the back) or won't stay open."