Hummers rank among the heaviest civilian SUV-styled vehicles ever produced. From the 7,000 pound plus H1 to the over 4,000 pound H3, Hummers tip the scales in terms of weight, making them slow and a bit unwieldy. In this article, we look at Hummers and how much they weigh.
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How much do Hummers weigh?
Hummers can weigh over 8,000 pounds to a little below 5,000 pounds depending on the model and year. The Hummer H1 Alpha was the heaviest of them. H2s weighed over 6,000 pounds while the H3 had the smallest bulk of 4,600 pounds.
Regardless of the type you love, all Hummers are heavy, and this is one of the reasons for their powerful and gas-thirsty engines.
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Why Are Hummers So heavy?
How Heavy Are Hummer Engines?
The Duramax Diesel used in the 2006 H1 Alpha weighs about 835 pounds, making it one of the heaviest used in SUV styled vehicles.
Earlier, H1s used the 6.5 Li Diesel V8, which weighs 644 pounds while the Chevy small block motor weighs around 575 pounds.
The 5.3-liter V8 engine used in the H3 weighs about 434 pounds. The 6.2-liter V8 used in the H2 weighed around 460 pounds but delivered enough torque to push the vehicle past 85 mph on the pavement.
Are European Hummers Lighter Than U.S. Hummers?
AMG and GM produced the same type of Hummers for every region of the world. Despite the American appetite for jumbo-sized items, the Hummer is more than a mouthful for U.S. roads.
In Europe, where roads are narrower, and pedestrians still have more right of way, the Hummer is an oversized creature crowding out other road users. But this hasn’t stopped lovers of the vehicle from importing them in large numbers.
The Hummer will continue to draw flak from haters for its humongous size and fuel thirst. But these qualities endear the truck to Hummer lovers. If you are comfortable riding a seven-feet-wide vehicle and have enough mechanical experience to maintain it, nothing beats the durability and performance of a Hummer.
For all the bad reputation of this truck, when shit hits the fan and you need to evacuate a flood-ridden neighborhood, the heavy-footed Hummer might just save the day.