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2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV: Price, Interior & Range -A vehicle that seems to have been birthed out of an attitude of “What the hell, let’s do it!” seems to make its premiere every few years. This all-out, no-holds-barred strategy often results in racetrack-ready sports automobiles. It’s possible that giving design and engineering what they want won’t be the most cost-effective option, but it may lead to something intriguing if the proper people are involved.
The result of this strategy was the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV. Everything on it, from the back doors forward, is an exact replica of the Hummer pick up that it’s based on. It’s a fraternal twin. The cargo capacity in the SUV is reduced by 8.9 inches compared to that of the truck, while the space in the back seats is unaffected. It’s possible that the wheelbase is on the shorter side, but here’s some perspective: The SUV has a wheelbase that is still enormous at 126.7 inches, which is almost identical to that of a 1973 Lincoln Continental.
The Hummer pickup weighs 9640 pounds (a weight that necessitated a trip to the truck scales since it was too much for our scales), yet the Hummer SUV weighs just 8660 pounds, making it far lighter than the pickup. However, before crossing bridges rated at four tons, you may want to give it some more thought. The decreased size of the SUV’s battery pack is the primary contributor to the weight reduction. The SUV only has 20 battery modules tucked away under the floor, reducing the total number of modules from 24 to 20, which contributes to a more steady driving experience. However, in our 75 mph highway test, the 170.0 kWh pack only gave 250 miles of range total for the vehicle. GMC predicts a range of up to 314 miles.
The Hummer SUV is capable of recharging at up to 19.2 kilowatts when connected to a Level 2 connection. Connect the Hummer to a DC fast-charger, also known as the beer bong of the EV world, and it will return roughly 300 kilowatts of power. During our tests, it took the Hummer SUV 128 minutes to charge from 10 to 90 percent, with an average power use of 78.0 kilowatts over the course of that time period. When configured with its interchangeable 240-volt NEMA 14-50 plug end, the home cable that is included may supply up to 7.7 kilowatts of power. An auxiliary cable that is readily accessible on the Hummer has the capacity to transfer electrons at a pace of 6.0 kilowatts per second, which is equivalent to a donation of around 10 miles per hour. This allows the Hummer to give its excess power to other electric vehicles that are in need of it.
Because this battery pack is smaller than the one in the truck, the total output of all three motors is capped at 830 horsepower rather than the 1000 horsepower it produced. (Coming soon will be a two-motor configuration capable of 625 horsepower.) The launch-control mode of the tri-motor powertrain is referred known as Watts to Freedom, or WTF, by GMC since it stands for “well, WTH.” It brings the overall height of the SUV down by 3.5 inches, prepares the battery, and makes it possible to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds. This massive beast can complete the quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds while traveling 112 miles per hour. When not in WTF launch mode, the Hummer does not reach its peak power until it has reached around 70 miles per hour. In our test going from 5 to 60 miles per hour, the difference was clear: 4.1 seconds in WTF mode and 5.2 seconds otherwise. When you give it a good push on the accelerator when the suspension is in the higher setting, the car will squat in the back and lift its nose. The Hummer needs 199 feet to slow itself down from 70 miles per hour, which is fairly amazing for something that weighs over four tons and has a peak speed of 70 mph.
After being stripped of its body, the structure is erected around the battery module using mounting points for the suspension that connect to control arms of uneven length. The on-road version of the Hummer has wheels that are 22 inches in diameter and tires that are LT305/55R-22 Goodyear Wrangler Territory AT, while the off-road variant has knobby 35-inch tires that are mounted on 18-inch wheels. Off-road variants do away with the rear anti-roll bar and instead, come equipped with a handful of underbody cameras that are able to record the amount of damage that is done to the front and back tires. This allows for more rear-suspension flexibility, which helps to keep the wheels planted over bumpy terrain.
No matter which chassis you choose, you will get air springs with a travel range of 13.0 inches and a clearance range of up to 16.0 inches as standard equipment. Every model, with the exception of the entry-level one, has four-wheel steering, which helps conceal the amount of heft you’re controlling. This allows the SUV to turn in a circle that is 35.4 feet in diameter, which is more compact than the turning circle of a Chevy Bolt EUV. We recorded only 0.76 g on our skidpad, and we noticed that the Hummer’s understeer was “excessive.” Despite the poor grip limitations of the tires, the rear-axle steering is able to steady the handling at higher speeds. Remember that this is in WTF mode, which lowers the ride height of the car to its lowest setting. When you exit that setting, the skidpad statistic falls all the way down to only 0.69 g.
When you let your guard down a bit, you’ll find that GM’s Super Cruise does an excellent job. It is not an aggressive driver, but it will change lanes on its own accord (only passing on the left) and then go back to the right lane after the pass is through.
The cabin of the SUV is quite similar to that of the pickup truck. The interior is as large as one would anticipate a Hummer to be, and the floor is level throughout. In a car of this price range, it is disheartening to see hard plastics on the bottom portion of the instrument panel. However, there is a 12.3-inch digital gauge display in front of the driver, as well as a 13.4-inch touchscreen in the center that either the driver or the passenger may use. GMC made the sensible decision to maintain some physical switchgear for the climate-control features of the vehicle, and the company still obviously develops interiors with the consideration of gloved hands. In contrast to the pickup, the huge center screen does not provide an obtrusive reflection in the rear window. The room in the back seats is fantastic. However, due to the high floor, loading heavier bags needs a bit of a heave-ho. The cargo compartment is large enough to accommodate the baggage of all five passengers.
The SUV version of the Hummer EV will be powered by two or three electric motors, and it will be based on the Hummer EV pickup truck. This is alluded to by the superscript in the names of their models. Dual electric motors power the EV2 and EV2X, each of which is capable of producing an estimated 625 horsepower, and what General Motors claims is 7400 pound-feet of torque. Both the EV3X and the Edition 1 feature three motors—one in the front, and two in the back—that are said to be capable of producing 8,300 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque. However, we have previously elaborated on the reasons why such boasts of enormous torque are deceptive. The real maximum torque ratings should fall somewhere in the region of 1000 to 1100 pound-feet, according to our expectations.
In the course of our testing, the most powerful Hummer EV SUV reached 60 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds, which is shockingly fast for a vehicle that is this large and heavy. Because it has a shorter wheelbase than the pickup truck (126.67 inches as opposed to 135.6), the SUV should be easier to manage in tight parking spaces and on the trails. It will also inherit some of our favorite off-road features from the truck version, such as four-wheel steering with CrabWalk and an adjustable air suspension with an Extract mode that can elevate the vehicle by up to 6 inches.
In addition to tugging at our emotions, the GMC has a full-size spare tire that is placed on the tailgate. In addition, there is a package known as the Extreme Off-Road package that can be purchased as an add-on. This package contains specialized hardware such as 18-inch wheels with 35-inch all-terrain tires, additional underbody protection, low-mounted cameras for improved visibility while maneuvering, enhanced axles with heavy-duty components, a locking front differential, and rear motors that can electronically mimic a locked differential.
Every single Hummer is equipped with GM’s cutting-edge Ultium battery technology, which results in the vehicle being better for the environment than its predecessors, the gas-guzzling H2 and H2 SUT models. Although the EV2’s baseline electrical system is rated at 400 volts, an optional upgrade to the higher-voltage 800-volt system is available for purchase. This upgrade is standard on all other EV2 models. Our tests revealed that the Hummer EV SUV’s massive battery pack, which has a capacity of 170 kWh, allowed for a range of 250 miles when driven only on highways.
We anticipate that the fuel economy ratings for the Hummer EV SUV will be quite similar to those of the Hummer EV SUT pickup truck, which are 51 MPGe in the city, 43 MPGe on the highway, and 47 MPGe combined. The EPA has not yet released this data. When we next get the opportunity, we are going to take the Hummer EV SUV on the highway fuel efficiency route at 75 miles per hour, and we will update this article with the findings. You may go to the website of the EPA to learn more about the fuel economy of the Hummer EV SUV.
The base model of the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV has a starting price of $84,650. Over one hundred thousand dollars is required for the tri-motor EV3X and Edition 1 variant. Because General Motors is having trouble producing enough Hummer SUVs to fulfill demand, you will need to sign up for a waiting list if you want the next opportunity to buy any of the Hummer EV SUV’s trim levels.