Hummers are massive, proper? Duh, you are pondering, that is not information. At all times had been, all the time will probably be. It is not, and also you’re proper: the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV is an enormous, massive automobile—similar to its unabashedly, proudly outsized predecessor, the 2003-2009 Hummer H2. Debuting only a few years after the first-generation Toyota Prius, the primary non-military Hummer was a lightning rod for controversy, as its measurement (and extra importantly, thirst) had been outsized. The GMC Hummer (largely) sidesteps the latter situation with a totally electrical powertrain, nevertheless it’s nonetheless an enormous brick of a machine. Comparisons will probably be made—by us, proper now. And the outcomes, if you have not already examined the scale part of the spec sheets, may shock you.
Whereas autos have, normally, gotten bigger because the early 2000s, the H2 was one of many largest autos round. Take a look at these illustrations we have made, which actually underline the methods through which the GMC Hummer (red-lined, whereas the H2 is represented in white) actually overshadows its predecessor.
The distinction in width is especially spectacular. The GMC SUV is a large, vast 93.7 inches in monitor width. The H2 is an virtually unbelievable 12.5 inches narrower. The utmost peak disparity (bear in mind, the GMC Hummer options adaptive air suspension with an Extract mode that gives a further 6 inches of raise) is a full 5 inches. No less than, it should someday after launch—the aptitude will not be out there till someday after it goes on sale, as a result of causes.
Not illustrated are a number of the new Hummer’s outstanding capabilities, electrical powertrain or in any other case. Fording depth? Thirty-two inches. That is principally a small ocean. Vertical wall climbing potential? Eighteen inches. Suspension journey? 13 inches. It is a monster truck, of us.
Truly, regardless of sharing a platform with GM’s conventional full-size SUVs of the time, the H2 was no slouch. It will probably clear 16-inch obstacles, because of wheels pushed manner out to the corners. However in different metrics, it falls wanting its descendant. The H2 might solely handle a 20-inch fording depth, and suspension journey was far shorter: 8.7 inches up entrance, 10.Eight within the rear. The shortage of an air-breathing engine, the distinctive benefits of its specialised platform, and the inevitable march of progress imply the brand new electrical GMC Hummer leaves its predecessor behind in lots of metrics.
General size, nevertheless, is comparable, however the brand new Hummer pushes its wheels even additional to the corners, using on a 126.7-inch wheelbase—roughly four inches longer than the H2’s identical measurement. Neither are lightweights, both. The H2 had a listed curb weight of 6,400 lbs, and GMC is not speaking curb weight but however given the possible poundage of its Ultium batteries, it could not be any lower than its predecessor.
One final level of comparability: vary. Utilizing EPA estimates, we pegged the H2 at 448 miles of vary for freeway driving—after all, that’d require a light-weight foot and perhaps a tail wind. How’s the EV-only 2024 Hummer examine? GMC claims a variety of greater than 350 miles, with a recharge time of 100 miles in 10 minutes utilizing a quick charger (in completely very best situations). The time from empty to full is unknown right now; assume it will be some time, even utilizing a quick charger, because the largest pack is an enormous 200 kWh.
How this all works in the true world stays to be seen, however let’s simply say that the brand new 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV (and its 2022 Pickup counterpart) are making an enormous impression already.