GMC didn't just cover the bed and call it a day.
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV completed the reborn Hummer lineup that began last October with the reveal of the Hummer EV pickup. Buyers already dead set on getting a truck or an SUV probably know which one they want. But there are many potential customers still on the fence. Making a final decision can be difficult but they need to know one critical thing: GMC designers didn't just cover the truck's bed with a roof and go home.
There are several key differences between the two EVs that could make the buying decision easier. Heck, the First Editions already have different power ratings and performance times. Both are impressive machines but the tiny details might matter more.
Unfortunately, GMC hasn't provided the Hummer SUV's full interior dimensions, only promising it'll seat up to five passengers (like the truck) and provide up to 81.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded. This is less room than the full-size GMC Yukon but by far more than any other EV SUV currently on sale.
Interior measurements for the EV pickup also remain unknown, but expect there to be less overall cargo volume inside because it's dedicated to the bed outside.
The SUV also offers more storage space hidden under the floor plus an extra compartment located in the interior side trim. Up front, both EVs have a "frunk" for more storage options. The rest of the interior from the front seats onward is identical in both vehicles.
Compare the two side by side and you might notice a difference in length. Your eyes aren't fooling you. The Hummer SUV measures 196.8 inches and the truck is 216.8 inches. The SUV's wheelbase is also shorter, 126.7 inches versus 135.6 inches.
Those who planning some off-road excursions need to know the vehicles might perform a bit differently when put to the test. The maximum approach angle are about the same (49.6 vs. 49.7 degrees, SUV/truck) but the maximum departure angles differ, 49 degrees vs. 38.4 degrees. The maximum breakover angles come to 34.4 degrees vs. 32.2. Other useful measurements are identical or nearly so, such as ground clearance (16 inches vs. 15.9 inches) vehicle width with the mirrors unfolded (93.7 inches), and turning circle (35.4 ft. vs 37.1 ft.).
Unlike the truck, the Hummer EV SUV's Edition 1 trim has 830 horsepower and a 3.5-second 0-60 mph time when using the Watts To Freedom mode. The Edition 1 truck, meanwhile, boasts 1,000 hp and a 3-second 0-60 sprint with the same mode engaged. Watts to Freedom is essentially GMC's version of Tesla's max power Ludicrous mode. The first edition SUV and truck are priced from $105,595 and $112,595, respectively. The Extreme Off-Road Package, which adds an adaptive air suspension, four-wheel steering with "Crabwalk," upgraded tires, and underbody armor, is optional for both Edition 1s.
The SUV's EV3X trim is two things: the Edition 1 without the badging, and the same makeup as the truck's second-from-the-top trim. That means three electric motors, 830 hp, and a 300-mile+ range with a fully charged battery pack. Both vehicles get an air suspension and a removable top, but the SUV has a full-size spare mounted to its rear gate. The EV2X begins at $89,995, as does the truck's mid-range equivalent.
The cheapest dual-motor SUV (the EV2) and truck are priced from $79,995 but they'll be launched a full year apart, 2024 and 2023, respectively.