Early in 2023, U.S. customers will face an interesting choice of which GMC Hummer EV to buy – the SUV, which will just have gone on sale, or the pickup, which will have been available since the fall of 2021. (That’s in Edition 1 form, at least. More affordable versions will be along later.) Our question today, ladies and gentlemen, is this: which of the two would you rather have?
If aesthetics are the principal consideration, we refer you to our recent photo comparison between the two vehicles. Their designs are broadly similar, but there are notable differences in detail, particularly at the rear.
|Hummer EV SUV||Hummer EV Pickup|
|Wheelbase (in. / mm)||126.7 / 3,218||135.6 / 3,445|
|Length without spare (in. / mm)||196.8 / 4,999.5||216.8 / 5,507|
|Width without mirrors (in. / mm)||86.5 / 2,196||86.7 / 2,201|
|Width with mirrors (in. / mm)||93.7 / 2,380||93.7 / 2,380|
|Height (in. / mm)||81.1 / 2,060||80.9 / 2,055|
|Front overhang (in. / mm)||34.7 / 881||34.7 / 881|
|Rear overhang without spare (in. / mm)||35.5 / 900.5||46.5 / 1,181|
|Max ground clearance (in. / mm)||16.0 / 406||15.9 / 404|
|Max approach angle1 (degrees)||49.6||49.7|
|Max departure angle1 (degrees)||49.0||38.4|
|Max breakover angle1 (degrees)||34.4||32.2|
|Max water fording depth1 (in. / mm)||32.0 / 813||32.0 / 813|
|Wall climb1 (in. / mm)||18.0 / 457||18.0 / 457|
|Track front and rear (in. / mm)||73.3 / 1,863||73.3 / 1,863|
|Turning circle with 4WS (ft. / m)||35.4 / 10.8||37.1 / 11.3|
|Suspension travel front and rear (in. / mm)||13.0 / 330||13.0 / 330|
- With available Extract Mode
But perhaps it’s a question of size and/or off-road ability. The Hummer EV pickup and SUV are almost identical in width and height, but the pickup has a longer wheelbase by 8.9 inches, and is a full 20 inches longer overall, partly to due its much larger rear overhang.
The SUV, being shorter, has a correspondingly smaller turning circle (with four-wheel-steering engaged), and therefore has a better chance of turning around in a tight space without the driver having to engage reverse gear.
The two vehicles have similar off-road capabilities, but the SUV has a much higher departure angle (49.0 degrees vs. 38.4 degrees) and a smaller advantage in terms of breakover angle (34.4 degrees vs. 32.2 degrees).
|Hummer EV SUV||Hummer EV Pickup|
|Edition 1 with Extreme Off-Road Package||$110,595||$112,595|
In terms of pricing, the Hummer EV SUV leads the way in the Edition 1 trim level. It’s priced to start at $105,595, or $110,595 with the optional Extreme Off-Road Package. That package is fitted as standard to the Hummer EV pickup Edition 1, which is priced to start at $112,595.
In each case, the Edition 1 version will be followed by three other trim levels in descending order of power output and MSRP. Here there is no difference between the SUV and the pickup: for both vehicles, the EV3X model will be priced at $99,995, the EV2X at $89,995 and the EV2 at $79,995.
Both models will be extraordinarily powerful, but the pickup has the edge here. The three-motor powertrain in the Edition 1 will have a total output of 1,000 horsepower, giving the vehicle an estimated 0-60 mph time of just three seconds. The same output will also be available as an option on the EV3X. GM’s quoted output for the same powertrain in the SUV Edition 1 is “up to 830 horsepower”.
So, back to the question: would you rather have a GMC Hummer EV pickup or SUV? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.