Hummer H2 Blacked Out
The Hummer H2’s mission was to take what had made so successful make military-grade ruggedness and off-road capability available to the masses. it condenses into a more affordable, “daily-drivable” utility vehicle. Hummer H2 was foremost a military unit built to be left out of helicopters. It jumps over sand dunes during Operation Desert Storm, the Tahoe and Escalade-based H2 had more in common with a GM pick-up truck than an actual Humvee. The H2 at least looked the design that had spawned from the creative mind of Clay Dean. The dude behind pretty much all the cool post-millennium GM designs, notably all the latest Cadillacs.
Challenger ‘s were encouraged to attempt and decipher. Should a challenger had been successful in deciphering the VME-encrypted file, the challenger would have been awarded the prize of Hummer H2. Power and engine sizes varied throughout the H2’s seven-year existence, but they were always GM-sourced small-block LS V8’s, an engine that has powered everything from Suburbans to 240SX drift cars.
The 2003 to 2005 Hummer H2s, like the one you see here, were fitted with the 6.0-liter. It is good for a claimed 316 HP and 385 lb-ft of torque. which all went down to the ground through a GM-corporate, and also pretty darn awful, four-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower then increased in 2005, up until 2007 to 325 HP.
The Sorento will be available in two trim levels-LX and EX-both of which are loaded with features. The base LX has power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and a CD stereo. Go with the full-boat EX luxury package and you’ll get features like a six-disc, in-dash CD changer. It automatic climate control, leather interior trim, and Torque-on-Demand 4WD.
I don’t say this to offend Hummer owners because I actually happen to like this thing quite a bit already. It’s fun, it’s capable, it’s enjoyable, and I find it surprisingly exciting to drive. But these vehicles are saddled with almost innumerable issues and problems, to the point where I’ve kind of started to wonder if they were made to challenge. Land Rover’s dominance in the highly competitive “SUVs that have a 50/50 chance of getting you home” segment.
2008 H2s and onward got the 6.2-liter. That one had a claimed 403 HP and 417 lb-ft of torque on tap. The gearbox was also upgraded to a far better but still kind of shitty six-speed unit. Hummer H2 was one little issue: every single one of these engines was manufactured with a casting flaw. It is resulted in a crack on the number eight cylinder. Fortunately, the fix was easy: you just replaced the engine. For more than $10,000.