For 2007, Hummer changes little on the H2. All models now have the option of a rear-vision camera system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. There is also a new Glacier Blue limited edition.
Using the same design as Chevrolet's Tahoe and Suburban full-size sport utility vehicles, the H2 is 5.3 inches narrower than Hummer's H1 Alpha model. Instead of seating four people like the H1 Alpha, the less costly H2 holds up to six and promises an easier ride and more creature comforts.
A Hummer H2 SUT variant debuted in 2005. Considered a crossover model, the SUT features the passenger cabin of an SUV and a small pickup truck bed instead of a closed cargo area.
GM has owned the marketing rights to the Hummer brand since 1999. Hummers are built in Indiana by AM General and are sold by GM dealers.
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A new All Terrain Blue exterior color is available for 2007. Styling cues like giant tires and side latches on the hood of the H2 are similar to those on the H1 Alpha. The ladder-type frame uses hydroformed components. Underbody protection includes skid plates, a fuel-tank shield, chassis-bolted rocker panel protectors and a protective shield for the optional onboard air compressor.
The H2's 122.8-inch wheelbase is nearly 7 inches longer than the Tahoe's. The standard 17-inch wheels are positioned at the extreme corners, and the H2 has a 69.4-inch track width. High approach and departure angles permit driving directly into a hole and out again.
Various accessories, including a roof rack, tubular assist steps and roof-mounted lamps, can be installed. An independent front torsion bar and five-link coil spring rear suspension come standard, and a self-leveling air suspension is available.
The Glacier Blue limited edition features body-colored fender and rocker moldings and a lower-profile roof-mounted light bar with integral lamps. Hood handles, hood latches, a hood louver and exterior side vents are chrome, and 17-inch flangeless chrome wheels are standard.
Up to six occupants can fit inside the H2 SUV when it's equipped with the optional folding/removable one-place third-row seat; otherwise, maximum seating capacity is five. The 60/40-split second-row seats fold down. Up front, eight-way power-adjustable seats with a memory feature for the driver's seat are standard, as are front and rear heated leather seats.
Dual-zone automatic temperature control, a Bose cassette/CD audio system with Radio Data System technology, and General Motors' OnStar communication system are standard. XM Satellite Radio and a navigation radio with a 5.8-inch display screen are also available.
The Glacier Blue limited edition features a heated windshield-wiper system and a rearview backup camera. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones and screens mounted in the front-seat headrests are also included.
Under the Hood
Rather than a high-torque turbo-diesel engine like the one in the H1 Alpha, the H2 gets a 6.0-liter Vortec gasoline V-8 that cranks out 325 hp and 365 pounds-feet of torque. The four-speed automatic transmission incorporates a Tow-Haul mode.
The BorgWarner four-wheel-drive system includes a Low range. It provides a 40/60 percent front/rear torque split in High Open mode, which changes to 50/50 percent when the transfer-case differential is locked. Five four-wheel-drive modes are controlled electronically. A 33-1 crawl ratio is available for serious rock climbing.
An antilock braking system with traction control is standard. Side-impact airbags are not available.
Far more civilized than the H1, the H2 driving experience is like that of other large SUVs. Handling qualities aren't bad, and the H2 has good steering feel and feedback.
The H2 rides more tautly than most vehicles, but it's tolerable even for ordinary motoring. Acceleration is reasonably vigorous. You need to climb up to get inside, but this SUV is fairly comfortable. Storage space includes a large console.
To create the new SUT variant, Hummer engineers replaced the H2 SUV's covered cargo area with a short cargo box. The cargo box is 34.7 inches long and measures 47 inches between the wheels. The SUT's midgate has an express-down feature for its glass window, and a sunroof is standard. Folding the midgate and rear seat adds an additional 3 feet to the cargo box length. A lockable hard tonneau cover and a rubber cargo-bed mat are available. The H2 SUT is 203.5 inches long overall and rides on 17-inch aluminum wheels. Most specifications are identical to those of the H2 SUV. Back to top
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