2001 Am General Hummer

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Key Specs

of the 2001 Am General Hummer. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sport Utility
  • Engine:
    195-hp, 6.5-liter V-8 (diesel)
  • Drivetrain:
    4x4
  • Seating:
    2-4 Seats
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2001 Am General Hummer Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Indiana-based AM General still builds the military and civilian versions of the Hummer, but General Motors now owns the marketing and distribution rights to this well-known brand and has big plans. Future models will be designed by GM, which plans to sell Hummers through some of its dealers. A new model, the Hummer H2, will debut for 2003 as a smaller, more civilized model based on GM’s full-size pickup/SUV design. The H2 will seat five instead of four or two, as the current Hummers do.

With gross vehicle weights well over 8,500 pounds, the current Hummer models do not have to meet federal safety, emissions or fuel economy standards; it does not have airbags.



Exterior
The H1 is available as a two- and four-door hardtop, a four-door with a folding soft-top and a four-door wagon with an enclosed cargo area. The other models have an open cargo bed.

With an overall length of 184 inches, the H1 is about 6 inches shorter than a four-door Ford Explorer. But at 86.5 inches across, it is more than 16 inches wider, giving it a massive presence on or offroad. It boasts 16 inches of ground clearance — more than twice as much as most SUVs — and Hummer says it can run through water as deep as 30 inches.



Interior
Four seats are spread around the perimeter of the H1’s interior, separated by a massive center tunnel that houses the transmission and drivetrain components. The optional Monsoon sound system is now available on the soft-top model, and all versions ge...
Vehicle Overview
Indiana-based AM General still builds the military and civilian versions of the Hummer, but General Motors now owns the marketing and distribution rights to this well-known brand and has big plans. Future models will be designed by GM, which plans to sell Hummers through some of its dealers. A new model, the Hummer H2, will debut for 2003 as a smaller, more civilized model based on GM’s full-size pickup/SUV design. The H2 will seat five instead of four or two, as the current Hummers do.

With gross vehicle weights well over 8,500 pounds, the current Hummer models do not have to meet federal safety, emissions or fuel economy standards; it does not have airbags.



Exterior
The H1 is available as a two- and four-door hardtop, a four-door with a folding soft-top and a four-door wagon with an enclosed cargo area. The other models have an open cargo bed.

With an overall length of 184 inches, the H1 is about 6 inches shorter than a four-door Ford Explorer. But at 86.5 inches across, it is more than 16 inches wider, giving it a massive presence on or offroad. It boasts 16 inches of ground clearance — more than twice as much as most SUVs — and Hummer says it can run through water as deep as 30 inches.



Interior
Four seats are spread around the perimeter of the H1’s interior, separated by a massive center tunnel that houses the transmission and drivetrain components. The optional Monsoon sound system is now available on the soft-top model, and all versions get a new instrument-panel cluster.



Under the Hood
The lone Hummer engine is a 6.5-liter turbodiesel V-8 with 195 horsepower. Until recently, this engine was built by GM and sold to AM General. However, AM General has bought the rights to build it themselves. The engine teams with a GM four-speed automatic transmission and a permanently engaged 4WD system with a low range and locking differentials for offroad use. Hummer says this vehicle can climb grades as steep as 60 degrees.



Driving Impressions
Despite the Hummer’s imposing exterior, the interior is cramped. The narrow side and rear windows almost look like gun slits from the driver’s seat — appropriate, given the vehicle’s military background. A confusing array of controls and gauges spread out in front of the driver mandates a thorough study of the owner’s manual.

Does anyone short of Rambo really need a Hummer? Probably not, which is why most are sold to the very rich as a plaything. For those who want the ultimate in offroad capability, a Hummer is hard to beat.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
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great car

by tobi from Chicago on September 18, 2017

it is a great car Few vehicles are as instantly recognizable as a Hummer SUV. Unapologetically boxy and impossibly wide, these rugged vehicles were originally built for military use, and it shows. For ... Read full review

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ENJOYMENT OVER COMPROMISE

by 25 YEAR OLD HUMI OWNER from colorado on October 24, 2012

Anything good or bad you can ever think of have happened to on this car, max speed 90 downhill, fuel efficiency, 5~9city 11~13high way, I've put a bumper sticker that says, move over or I move you ... Read full review

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The 2001 Am General Hummer currently has 1 recall

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Hummer received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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