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Hummer H2 vs H3 Models, Which is Better?

January 5, 2022 2 Min read

When it comes to offering the best of protection and a vehicle that looks tough (see top 5 toughest armored cars), the team over at International Armoring Corporation is ahead of the game at providing the best the world has to offer for lightweight armoring solutions.

Armored H2 Front Angle Bulletproof SUV

Today we are reviewing and looking into International Armoring’s armored Hummer H2 and H3 models. Though the vehicles haven’t been updated from General Motors in several years (since 2012) the team at IAC are still able to armor what is currently on the market to fit whatever needs their clients may have.

From Edmunds:

Allowed to play in the dirt, the smallest Hummer was basically unstoppable. With 9.1 inches of ground clearance, loads of wheel travel, oversized all-terrain tires and standard skid plates, the H3 could pretty much go wherever you wanted without taking damage. For optimum performance, adding the optional Off-Road Suspension package yielded a shorter-geared transfer case for better hill climbing and descending, a locking rear differential, 33-inch off-road tires and firmer suspension tuning.

Most of the clients that have armored these vehicles also enjoy the Hummer as a collector model. These armored Hummers are extremely unique and offer a different style of driving armored or non-armored.

Armored H2 Front Interior from International Armoring

The technicians at International Armoring take the existing vehicles and upgrade them with their lightweight armoring solutions to meet the different threats that are common around the world from .357 handgun to AK-47s to the high powered rifle 30.06 armor-piercing rounds Armormax armor is designed to stop and negate a variety of different rounds.

See photos on or scroll below to see pictures of a fully armored Hummer H2 from International Armoring Corporation.

Hummer H2 vs H3

Armoured Hummer H2 Rear R Angle

The main difference between the Hummer H2 and H3 in stock form is size. The original Hummer and the H2 are both massive SUVs, while the H3 is slightly smaller.

H2 vs H3 Exterior

The H3 exterior is redesigned compared to the H2. The H3 is rounded off to provide a slightly less boxy look, appearing more muscular.

Armoured H2 Open Doors Thick Ballistic Glass Door

Hummer H2 vs Hummer 3 Suspension

The suspension of these vehicles is pretty similar. While the original Hummer used rear suspension from the Chevy Tahoe, the H2 and H3 used a GM product underneath.

In the H3, the rear suspension was changed from airbag to leaf spring.

Armored Hummer H2 Tire Runflats from Rodgard Hutchinson
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Frequently Asked Questions

While both Hummers are capable, thick vehicles, the H3 is usually a better option for most everyday drivers. It's smaller size is more manageable.