2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV and EV Pickup Off-Road Specs Compared
As easy as it would have been for GMC to crank out a new SUV version of its Hummer EV Pickup with identical dimensions and a sealed cargo area stuffed with seats and carpeting, that’s not the case. What the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV loses in ultimate utility to its bed-baring 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup sibling, it makes up for with greater maneuverability and superior off-road capability.
For GMC’s Hummer EV SUV and Pickup, Size Matters
The biggest differences between the two new electric Hummers are their lengths; the Hummer EV SUV measures in at 196.8 inches in overall length, a full 20.0(!) inches shorter than the 216.8-inch-long 2022 Hummer EV Pickup. Wheelbase differs, too. The Hummer EV Pickup stretches 135.6 inches between its axles whereas the SUV has a 126.7-inch wheelbase.
The wheelbase difference helps explain the SUV’s turning circle advantage (35.4 vs. 37.1 feet), and both vehicles shorten their turning circles with help from four-wheel steering which is standard on EV2X, EV3X, and Edition One trims and enables a nifty diagonal-travel CrabWalk mode. A shorter wheelbase will also aid the SUV’s performance away from pavement, as described in the video above.
Look Out, Jeep Wrangler … Seriously
Taking into account the Hummer EV SUV’s significantly shorter wheelbase and 11.0-inch-shorter rear overhang (35.5 inches on the SUV compared to 46.5 inches on the Pickup), the SUV will be the stronger performer off-road.
Ground clearance, fording depth, and suspension travel are all effectively identical between the two, but look at the breakover and departure angles. The Pickup’s 32.2-degree breakover angle is bested by the SUV’s 34.4 degrees and the Pickup’s 38.4-degree departure angle pales in comparison to the 49.0-degree departure angle of the SUV. (For what it’s worth, the Pickup has a 0.1-degree approach angle advantage, for a maximum of 49.7 degrees.) Have no idea how any of these compare to non-Hummers? A four-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon boasts a 22.6-degree breakover angle, a 43.9-degree approach angle, and a 37-inch departure angle—meaning the EV SUV shames that benchmark off-roader. Between the angles, however, you should keep in mind: The GMC Hummers are large—much larger than a Wrangler, so while their specs are impressive, they may be limited to trails wide enough for them.
So no, the 2024 Hummer EV SUV will not just be a bedless Hummer EV Pickup. Instead, it just might be the most capable electric off-roader on the market—and among the most capable factory off-road SUVs available, period.
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