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Encyclopedia > Hummer H2
Hummer H2 SUV
2003 Hummer H2 SUV, accessorized with roof rack, running lights, and step rails
Manufacturer AM General
Parent company General Motors
Production 2003–present
Assembly Mishawaka, Indiana
Class Full-size SUV
Body style(s) 4-door SUV
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / Four-wheel drive
Platform GMT800
Engine(s) 6.0L 325 hp V8
Transmission(s) 4-speed automatic
Wheelbase SUT: 122.7 in (3117 mm)
SUV: 122.8 in (3118 mm)
Length SUT: 203.6 in (5171 mm)
SUV: 189.8 in (4820 mm)
Width 81.2 in (2062 mm)
Height 79.2 in (2012 mm)
Curb weight 6400 lb (2903 kg)
Fuel capacity 32 US gal.
Related Cadillac Escalade
Chevrolet Tahoe
GMC Yukon
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Avalanche

The H2 SUV/SUT/Hydrogen is the second vehicle sold under the Hummer marque of General Motors. It is a large truck (lighter and slightly slimmer than the Hummer H1, while slightly longer and slightly taller) with room for six passengers (including driver). The rearmost part of the H2 SUV was modified to a pickup truck bed for the 2005 H2 SUT ("Sport Utility Truck"). Photo of a Hummer H2 taken by User:Minesweeper on March 3, 2004 and released into the public domain. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... AM General is a heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana and best known for the civilian Hummer and military Humm-Vee. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or GMC is the worlds 2nd largest auto company by sales revenue as of the first sales quarter of 2007 (behind Toyota); but remains the largest in total number of vehicles sold. ... Mishawaka (IPA: ) is a city on the St. ... Car classification is subjective since many vehicles fall into multiple categories. ... A full-size car is term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car, usually having a wheelbase greater than 2. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... In automobile design layout is the place where both the engine and driven wheels are. ... A front-mounted engine describes the placement of an automobile engine in front of or on the front axle. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) is an engine/transmission layout used in automobiles. ... This article is missing citation of sources. ... An automobile platform is a shared set of components common to a number of different automobiles. ... GMT is the name used for all of General Motors large SUV/truck automobile platforms. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... In mechanics, a transmission or gearbox is the system of gears and/or the hydraulic system (called variously hydrodynamic, fluid or automatic transmission) that transmits mechanical power from a prime mover—such as an engine or electric motor—to a typically rotary output device at a lower angular momentum but... An automatic transmission is an automobile gearbox that can change gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves, thus freeing the driver from having to shift gears manually. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kerb (sometimes mis-spelled as curb by Americans) weight is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables (such as motor oil and coolant), a full tank of fuel and not loaded with either passengers or cargo. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ... This article is about a type of vechicle. ... The Chevrolet Avalanche is Chevrolets sport utility truck. ... Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM or GMC is the worlds 2nd largest auto company by sales revenue as of the first sales quarter of 2007 (behind Toyota); but remains the largest in total number of vehicles sold. ... The Hummer H1 Alpha is a civilian vehicle based on the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), popularly known as the Humvee, which was created by AM General. ... Mazda B-Series compact pickup truck with extended cabin and home-made wooden rack. ...

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Overview

Hummer H2 SUT
Hummer H2 SUT
A Hummer H2 limousine.
A Hummer H2 limousine.

The H2 is built under contract by AM General at a specially constructed plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, USA. Although it shares GM's GMT820 truck platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, those vehicles differ in many ways and are constructed in three other GM plants. The H2's final frame assembly is made up of 3 sections: The front uses a modified GM 2500-Series utility frame, the mid-section is all new and is completely boxed, and the rear section uses a modified GM 1500-Series frame which is upgraded for the 8,600 pound (3629 kg) gross vehicle weight. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2256x1339, 363 KB) Summary Hummer H2 SUT (pickup) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Hummer H2 ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2256x1339, 363 KB) Summary Hummer H2 SUT (pickup) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Hummer H2 ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1172 KB) A Hummer H2 limo in Winter Park, CO I took this photograph and release it to public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 1172 KB) A Hummer H2 limo in Winter Park, CO I took this photograph and release it to public domain. ... Look up limousine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... AM General is a heavy vehicle manufacturer based in South Bend, Indiana and best known for the civilian Hummer and military Humm-Vee. ... Mishawaka (IPA: ) is a city on the St. ... GMT is the name used for all of General Motors large SUV/truck automobile platforms. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ... The Chevrolet Tahoe (and similar GMC Yukon) is a full-size SUV from General Motors. ...


H2 sales were initially strong, but fell to 28,898 for 2004 and 23,213 for 2005. [1]


The H2 was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award for 2003. Dpaul may get this. The North American Car of the Year is an automobile award voted annually in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ...


Engine:

  • 2003–2005 6000 6.0 L (366 in³) V8

Vortec is a trademarked name for a line of piston engines for General Motors trucks. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ...

Capabilities

With its high ground clearance, protective underbody plates, and low gearing, the H2 is capable of climbing over a 16-inch-high (0.4 m) vertical wall[citation needed] (without the sill steps shown in the pictured example). A massive truck frame and slightly wider-than-average track may offer stability against overturning compared to some of the more common light truck SUVs, although objective tests have not been performed by the government or other outside parties due to its specialised vehicle class. The H2 is also capable of fording 20" of water, traversing a 40% side slope, ascending/descending a 60% grade, and towing 6,700lbs.[citation needed]


Application

Autobot Ratchet Hummer H2 conversion, on display at the Detroit River Festival in 2007.

The H2 is marketed as both a general purpose vehicle and as an off-road vehicle. Because of mass marketing by GM, it is primarily used as a passenger vehicle on typical roads. Along with the Ford Excursion, the H2 is also a very common vehicle for a limousine conversion. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 1952 pixel, file size: 597 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Autobot Ratchet in a picture I took at the 2007 Detroit River Walk Festival. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2608 × 1952 pixel, file size: 597 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The Autobot Ratchet in a picture I took at the 2007 Detroit River Walk Festival. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Off-roading. ... The Excursion was the largest SUV in the Ford Motor Company lineup. ...


The character Ratchet in the 2007 Transformers film transforms into a Search and Rescue-themed Hummer H2. Ratchet is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Transformers is a 2007 live action science fiction film conceptually based on the Transformers franchise and toy line. ...


The Hummer H2 is also prominently featured on CBS' "CSI:Miami", driven mainly by the chief of the Miami-Dade Police Department crime lab(Lt. Horatio Caine, played by David Caruso), as well as three of his colleagues:Detective Calleigh Duquesne(played by Emily Procter), Eric Delko(played by Adam Rodriguez) and Ryan Wolfe(played by Jonathan Togo).


Fuel economy

Although General Motors does not provide official H2 fuel economy ratings on the petrol engine it comes with [2], most reviews have observed high single to low double-digit mileage.


Forbes notes "H2 gets a paltry 13 mpg on the highway and 10 mpg in the city"[3] Motortrend observed 12 mpg. [4] Car and Driver observed 10 mpg. [5] A reviewer at about.com got 8.6 mpg. [6] Edmunds observed 9.2 mpg.[7] Four Wheeler magazine observed 10.8 mpg in their final long term report of a H2 SUT. Their worst tank was 7.2 mpg and best tank was 15.3 mpg. [8] Consumer Guide observed 10.7 mpg, even with mostly highway driving. [9] Automobile Magazine averaged less than 10 mpg. [10] US News observed 9.5 mpg according to its trip computer. [11] Cars.com observed 11.4 mpg according to its trip computer in mostly highway driving. [12] Car and Driver notes that the 2008 H2 is more efficient than previous models and will get 11.5 mpg.[13]


Tax benefits

Under the United States income tax code, the cost of vehicles over 6,000 pounds (2722 kg) can be deducted from income. This deduction was enacted decades ago 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. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income...


The increasing popularity of these vehicles in the last decade, 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$50,000. Under the United States income tax code, the cost of vehicles over 6000 lb (2722 kg) can be deducted from income under a law called Section 179 depreciation deduction. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


This deduction has received criticism as favoring large vehicles over the more energy efficient zero polluting electric vehicles, which received a maximum dedution of $4,000, $1,000 in 2007, and $0 in 2008.


Base price MSRP in 2007 for the H2 is $55,010.


Criticism

The Hummer H2 is one of the most severely criticized civilian vehicles on the market today. The Canyonero, a fictitious vehicle driven by Krusty in The Simpsons episode "The Last Temptation of Krust", is likely a pun on the hummer, arguing it's outrageous grocery getting abilities and fuel economy. Critics have expressed concern at the fuel economy which they cite as being among the most inefficient of vehicles. The H2 is exempt from federal fuel economy standards because it has a GVWR of over 8500 lbs.[14][15] As a result, it doesn't currently count against GM's CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) numbers. [16] Since the H2 is classified as a truck, it is exempt from the gas guzzler tax. [17][18] Herschel Pinkus Yerucham Krustofski (Hebrew: , born c. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... The Last Temptation of Krust is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons ninth season. ...


The Hummer H2 is criticised for contributing towards petroleum consumption in the United States. In addition, H2 drivers are criticized for obstructing the views of other drivers behind them with their large vehicles. Criticism is also leveled at the H2 by safety advocates who have expressed concern that their size and height make them far deadlier to smaller vehicles as well as bicyclists, and pedestrians since the front of the Hummer H2 will likely strike the head and/or chest where injuries are far more life-threatening instead of the knees where regular cars are most likely to impact a pedestrian.


2008 Facelift

The H2 will get its first facelift as shown at the 2007 New York International auto show.


References

  • Test Drives/2005 Hummer H2 SUT, Michael Frank, 2005
  1. ^ Excite
  2. ^ GM Buy Power
  3. ^ Forbes
  4. ^ Motor Trend
  5. ^ Car and Driver
  6. ^ Trucks at About.com
  7. ^ Edmunds
  8. ^ Four Wheeler
  9. ^ Consumer Guide Auto
  10. ^ Automobile Mag
  11. ^ US News
  12. ^ Cars.com
  13. ^ Car and Driver
  14. ^ Fuel Economy
  15. ^ Fuel Economy
  16. ^ NHTSA
  17. ^ Fuel Economy
  18. ^ SUVS

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