I love investigating Hummer stats as they can be insane; one of the fascinating ones is their weight because this beast is heavy. The weight can sometimes make them unwieldy and slow, so you may want to know the weight of different Hummer models before getting one for yourself.
I’ve broken the weights down by model and will keep this post updated as new Hummers are released – the Hummer EV is included.
How Much Does a Hummer H1 Weigh?
The Hummer H1 is based on M998 Humvee. However, it came in different variants and engines that changed the curb weight of the various models. The average curb weight of the Hummer H1 is 7,500 pounds. To this end, Hummer H1s with model year from 1992-2004 weigh either 7,213 or 7558 pounds. On the other hand, the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha is the heaviest civilian H1 ever built, with a curb weight of 8,113 pounds and a gross weight of 10,300 pounds.
Rated at 300 horsepower and 520 lb.-ft of torque and a 6.6L Duramax V8 engine, the Hummer H1 Alpha weighs similar to three Honda Civics. It works roughly 11 miles per gallon because the EPA did not perform mileage ratings for this big beast. After all, it has commercial-category weight.
How Much Does a Hummer H2 Weigh?
Hummer H2 is a newer Hummer model that GM designed based on its civilian platforms. GM manufactured this SUV from 2002 to 2009. Models with the base year 2001–2007 have a curb weight of 6,400 pounds, while 2008-2009 models weigh 6,614 pounds.
The 2008 and 2009 H2 models have a gross weight of 8,600 pounds. EPA categorizes them as farm equipment. Thus, they are exempted from EPA’s reporting regulations. The H2 is a hardcore sport utility vehicle with an upgraded V8 engine rated at 393 horsepower. While it’s not the fastest vehicle, the six-speed transmission is one of the best in the truck market and very reliable.
How Much Does a Hummer H3 Weigh?
The Hummer H3 is the lightest Hummer based on GM’s midsize platform. It has a bulk of 4,600 pounds on the 2006 model, while the 2007-2009 years carry a curb weight of 4,705 pounds. Lastly, the 2010 Hummer H3 Alpha, is the heaviest, with a curb weight of 4,943 pounds and a gross weight of 6,200 pounds.
Hummer H3 is a competent off-roader, partly because of its weight and its 5.3L V8 engine in 2008-2009 models. In addition, it looks more sensible than the H2, thanks to its similarity in length to a midsize-family sedan. The 2006 model features a 3.5L L52 engine, while the 2007 model comes with a 3.7L LLR, bringing about a change in horsepower from 220hp to 242hp.
What is the Heaviest Hummer Ever Made?
The world’s largest and heaviest Hummer is the Hummer H1 X3, an exotic car made for Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan better known as Rainbow Sheikh. It’s three times larger than the H1 and weighs a whopping 24 tons. Not many people know this Hummer exists as it was only spotted on a short but exciting drive to the Off-Road History Museum in Al Madam, UAE.
How Much Does the 2022 Hummer EV Weigh?
So, if you thought the original Hummer was huge, wait until you check out the GM Hummer EV Edition 1. Its powerful specs also come with astonishing weight figures. The Hummer EV weighs 9,046 pounds. It’s nearly 1000 pounds more than the H1.
The big battery pack on the Hummer EV weighs a hefty 2,923 pounds, almost the same as a Honda Civic, and its entire weight is almost twice that of a Tesla Model Y.
These numbers apply to Edition 1, making sense since it’s made to resemble its parent, the Hummer H1. It also boasts 1000Hp thanks to its three electric motors and a 200-kWh battery. While this rig weighs 9,000+ pounds, it can do 0-60 mph in 3 seconds. It’s capable of these figures thanks to 11,500 lb.-ft of torque.
Why Are Hummers So Heavy?
Hummers are particularly heavy because of their military background. Coming from the M998 military Humvee that served in the first Gulf war, the Hummer retained the square-jawed mass; you can still buy military hummers and make the road legal. Even the much more urbane H2 and H3 were nowhere close to the civilian SUVs. The weight matches the macho personality of celebs like Arnold Schwarzenegger and its off-road capabilities.
Hummers have serious rock-climbing and in-water capabilities. They have high-ground clearance that helps them traverse swamps that other off-roaders can’t dare enter. In addition, they have a large width, a central tire inflation system, and a steel body, all adding up to the hefty weight.
How Much Can a Hummer Tow?
Fortunately, Hummers have the towing capacity you want, especially if you plan on hauling something as heavy as a travel trailer. Again, the towing capacity of a Hummer depends on the model, and heavy Hummers can tow more than their lighter cousins.
Hummer H1s have an average towing capacity of 7,600 pounds, but all H1s can haul 7,000 pounds. However, the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha, being the heaviest, can tow 9,036 pounds. On the other hand, Hummer H2s can haul up to 8,000 pounds, and the 2006 H2 model will pull 6,000 pounds conveniently.
Looking at Hummer H3s, these trucks are lighter; they can tow 2,000 to 4,500 pounds. Nevertheless, the H3 Alpha can tow up to 6,200 pounds due to the introduction of the 5.3 V8 engines.
Now, with the entry of the Hummer EV, it brings even better towing capacities owing to its large battery pack and a heavy curb weight that amounts to incredible stability. For this reason, the Hummer EV can tow 7,500 pounds, suitable for most trailers under 24ft.
Hummers are still popular with aggressive street appeal. They are the absolute unit, and the weight tells it all. With the high weight numbers, the fuel economy takes a hit. And knowing that these vehicles were not designed to be fuel efficient, it’s something to remember when going for one of these second-hand vehicles. Nevertheless, you could go for the newest elephant in the room, the Hummer EV, to benefit from the off-road capabilities without worrying about gas figures.
Sam is Automole’s editor-in-chief and classic car enthusiast. Sam is studying mechanical engineering at Cockrell School of Engineering, Austin. He also writes for many top automotive publications and appears on the Collecting Cars Podcast.