- SUT version at least pretends to be useful
- Nice roof rack
- Exterior color is nice
- Croc skin interior is as subtle as actually driving around with a crocodile
- The front of the car looks like Lil Wayne's mouth and is about as useful
|Assembly||Mishawaka, Indiana, U.S. |
Kaliningrad, Russia (Avtotor)
|Designer||Clay Dean (2000)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door truck |
|Layout||Front engine Four-wheel drive|
|Related||Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra |
Chevrolet Avalanche/Cadillac Escalade EXT
Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon
Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL
Cadillac Escalade/Cadillac Escalade ESV
|Wheelbase||122.8 in (3,119 mm)|
|Length||203.5 in (5,169 mm)|
|Width||81.3 in (2,065 mm)|
|Curb weight|| |
The Hummer H2 is a large SUV that was marketed by Hummer and built by AM General from 2002 to 2009 based on a modified GMT820 Chevrolet 2500 HD in front and 1500 frame in back. Common misconception was this was based off a Tahoe frame. A four-door pickup truck version with a with midgate that opens the vehicle's interior to the external cargo bed was introduced for 2005 as the "H2 SUT" (sport utility truck).
The H2 was built by AM General under contract by General Motors at AM General Military Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The H2's final frame assembly is made up of 3 sections: The front uses a modified GM 2500-Series utility frame, the midsection is all new, and the rear section uses a modified GM 1500-Series frame which is upgraded for the 8,600-pound (3,900 kg) gross vehicle weight.
The H2 was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003.
- - 316 hp (236 kW; 320 PS) @ 5200 rpm
- - 0-60 times: 10.9 sec
- - 325 hp (242 kW; 330 PS) @ 5200 rpm
- - 0-60 times: 10.7 sec
- - 393 hp (293 kW; 398 PS) @ 5700 rpm
- - 0-60 times: 9.1 sec
Standard features include air conditioning with tri-zone climate controls, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, 8-way power front seats, dual memory system, BOSE premium sound system, 6-disc CD changer, outside-temperature indicator, compass, rear radio controls, independent front torsion bar suspension, rear 5-link coil spring suspension specially created for the H2, oversized tires with HUMMER rims, universal garage door opener and remote engine start (2008–2009).
Options for the H2 include adjustable rear suspension [which is included within the Adventure Package], a wide power sunroof, rearview camera, DVD entertainment system, navigation system, ladder, custom grilles, side step bars, and 20" chrome wheels (slightly different from stock wheels).
|Motortrend||10 mpg‑US (24 L/100 km; 12 mpg‑imp) / 4.3 km/l|
|Car and Driver||9 mpg‑US (26 L/100 km; 11 mpg‑imp) / 3.8 km/l|
|about.com||9 mpg‑US (26 L/100 km; 11 mpg‑imp) / 3.8 km/l|
|Edmunds||11.2 mpg‑US (21.0 L/100 km; 13.5 mpg‑imp) / 4.8 km/l|
|Four Wheeler||10.8 mpg‑US (22 L/100 km; 13.0 mpg‑imp) / 4.6 km/l|
Tax benefits in the United States
Under the United States income tax code, the cost of vehicles over 6,000 pounds (2,700 kg) can be deducted from specific forms of income. This deduction was enacted decades prior to assist self-employed people in purchasing a vehicle for business use. The weight minimum was intended to limit the deduction to commercial-type trucks. For many years, the deduction remained below the average cost of a new vehicle, since large trucks were relatively inexpensive. Since it is a reduction in taxable income, the actual value of this deduction averages 30% of the price of the vehicle in question.
The increasing popularity of these commercial vehicles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, however, pushed their average price to nearly double the average passenger car cost. In response, the 2002 Tax Act increased this "Section 179 depreciation deduction" to US$75,000, and it rose again to US$102,000 for the 2004 tax year. This is more than three times the current average cost of a passenger car in the United States and covers a large number of luxury models, including the Hummer H2. In late 2006, the deduction was again reduced to US$25,000 for vehicles with GVWR between 6,000 lb (2,700 kg) and 14,000 lb (6,400 kg).
Base price MSRP for (2003-2006) the H2 was $53,286.
Base price MSRP for (2007-2009) the H2 was $59,880.
The 2009 Black Chrome Edition Base Price MSRP was $67,450.
Yearly American sales
|Calendar Year||Total American sales|
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