Hummer H2 SUT - Features and Options - Pros and Cons

Before You Buy A Hummer SUT...

What's so unique about the all-new 2005 Hummer H2 SUT (sport utility truck)? How is it different from the standard H2 SUV? Truth is, The SUT was built to impress drivers and passengers all across America. Will it impress you?...

Following is a brief comparison between the Hummer SUV and the SUT, as well as highlights of the most unique standard features and options available on the Hummer SUT. You'll also find a list summarizing the Pros and the Cons of owning a Hummer H2 SUT.

Hummer SUV vs Hummer SUT
While there is little mechanical difference between the original Hummer H2 SUV wagon and the pickup truck version -- the Hummer H2 SUT -- the latter comes with a flexible pickup bed, similar to the Cadillac Escalade EXT, the Chevrolet Avalanche, the GMC Envoy XUV. Another notable change is the relocation of the spare tire from the rear cargo area to the swing-open tailgate.

The SUT is a 4-door sport-utility truck that easily converts from a 5-passenger SUV with a 3.2-ft. cargo box to a 2-passenger pickup pickup truck with a 6-ft. cargo box. At a base price just over $52,000, the SUT is loaded with standard features, plus some great options that send it right over the top.

NOTE: According to Consumer Guide: "GM has long since confirmed an even smaller Hummer for 2006. Though recently previewed as a concept 2-passenger pickup, this H3 should bow as a 4-dr wagon, with a 4-dr SUT derivative coming sometime later."

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The SUT's Most Unique Features & Options
Pros & Cons of Owning A Hummer H2 SUT

Before You Buy A Hummer SUT... What's so unique about the all-new 2005 Hummer H2 SUT (sport utility truck)? How is it different from the standard H2 SUV? Truth is, The SUT was built to impress drivers and passengers all across America.
Will it impress you?...

Following is a brief comparison between the Hummer SUV and the SUT, as well as highlights of the most unique standard features and options available on the Hummer SUT. You'll also find a list summarizing the Pros and the Cons of owning a Hummer H2 SUT.

Hummer SUV vs Hummer SUT
While there is little mechanical difference between the original Hummer H2 SUV wagon and the pickup truck version -- the Hummer H2 SUT -- the latter comes with a flexible pickup bed, similar to the Cadillac Escalade EXT, the Chevrolet Avalanche, the GMC Envoy XUV. Another notable change is the relocation of the spare tire from the rear cargo area to the swing-open tailgate.

The SUT is a 4-door sport-utility truck that easily converts from a 5-passenger SUV with a 3.2-ft. cargo box to a 2-passenger pickup pickup truck with a 6-ft. cargo box. At a base price just over $52,000, the SUT is loaded with standard features, plus some great options that send it right over the top.

NOTE: According to Consumer Guide: "GM has long since confirmed an even smaller Hummer for 2006. Though recently previewed as a concept 2-passenger pickup, this H3 should bow as a 4-dr wagon, with a 4-dr SUT derivative coming sometime later."

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The SUT's Most Unique Features & Options
Pros & Cons of Owning A Hummer H2 SUT

Standard Features & Facts About The Hummer SUT
  • One body style and one trim level
  • Vortec 6000 6.0L V8 engine with 325hp and 4-speed automatic transmission
  • 0 to 60 mph in about 10 seconds
  • Open rear-storage well resembles a miniature pickup truck bed with a locking tailgate
  • 2-speed, electronically controlled full-time 4WD system
  • Uses regular-grade fuel
  • Traction Control System that continually monitors the rotational speed of each wheel, making it possible for an H2 SUT with 3 spinning wheels to move forward -- even with an upward grade of 10%
  • Side and rear glass windows can all be lowered at once with the touch of a single button in less than 3 seconds
  • Oversized power sunroof
  • 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires
  • Open cargo bed alone hauls 22 cubic feet of cargo. With the rear glass powered down into the midgate and the 2nd row of seats folded forward, you get a 4-ft. by 6-ft. pickup bed (half covered, half open) with 56.7 cubic feet of capacity. Finally, with the midgate up and in place, the interior of the SUT packs 31 cubic feet of cargo with the 60/40 rear seats folded down.
  • Ladder-type frame with full-length, box section side rails, as well as a 3-piece modular design consisting of front, middle, and rear sections resulting in a strong frame with a long wheelbase and a wide, balanced stance.
  • Complete undercarriage protection
  • Cargo bed has drain holes for rain maintenance and easy clean-up
  • Spare tire is mounted to a carrier that swings out from its location on the back of the vehicle
  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system provides accurate, controlled stops under all conditions, on- and off-road
  • 9.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Uses an independent, torsion bar front suspension, excellent for on- and off-road driving
  • 40.8 degree approach angle, 39.6 degree departure angle, and 25.8 breakover angle for serious offroading
  • Towing capacity of 6,700 lbs
  • Both bumpers accommodate a standard Class 3 trailer hitch
  • 32-gallon tank offers a cruising range of approximately 310 miles (roughly 9.7 mpg)
  • Can climb a 16-inch vertical wall (or steps), traverse a 40% side slope, or a 60% up/down slope
  • Weighs 6,400 pounds
  • 81.5 inches wide (since it's 1.5 inches over the legal limit for clearance lights, it comes with 5 lights on the front and rear of the roof to comply with federal law)
  • Can ford through 20 inches of water
  • Fold-down midgate with a power glass window
  • 1 year of OnStar service included
  • Leather-trimmed heated seats, including heated rear seats
  • 2nd row seats have a 60/40 split and fold flat for extra cargo space
  • To meet federal law, Hummer comes with an extra set of taillights on a lower rear bumper
  • Six 12-volt outlets (3 in front, 2 in back, and 1 in the rear bumper)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless entry system

Options Available (For A Price) On The H2 SUT

  • Two options packages: 1) Adventure Series ($2,530) and 2) Lux Series ($3,740)
  • Air-compressor fitting to supply added tire pressure or inflation of other air-based toys
  • Cargo area enhancements (rubber bed mats, locking hard tonneau cover, removable locking cargo box, etc.)
  • Integrated DVD navigation system
  • Touch-screen navigation radio
  • In-dash 6-disc CD changer
  • XM satellite radio
  • Chrome appearance package

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Pros & Cons of Owning A Hummer H2 SUT

Hummer H2 SUT Standard Features And Available Options Standard Features & Facts About The Hummer SUT
  • One body style and one trim level
  • Vortec 6000 6.0L V8 engine with 325hp and 4-speed automatic transmission
  • 0 to 60 mph in about 10 seconds
  • Open rear-storage well resembles a miniature pickup truck bed with a locking tailgate
  • 2-speed, electronically controlled full-time 4WD system
  • Uses regular-grade fuel
  • Traction Control System that continually monitors the rotational speed of each wheel, making it possible for an H2 SUT with 3 spinning wheels to move forward -- even with an upward grade of 10%
  • Side and rear glass windows can all be lowered at once with the touch of a single button in less than 3 seconds
  • Oversized power sunroof
  • 17-inch wheels with 32-inch tires
  • Open cargo bed alone hauls 22 cubic feet of cargo. With the rear glass powered down into the midgate and the 2nd row of seats folded forward, you get a 4-ft. by 6-ft. pickup bed (half covered, half open) with 56.7 cubic feet of capacity. Finally, with the midgate up and in place, the interior of the SUT packs 31 cubic feet of cargo with the 60/40 rear seats folded down.
  • Ladder-type frame with full-length, box section side rails, as well as a 3-piece modular design consisting of front, middle, and rear sections resulting in a strong frame with a long wheelbase and a wide, balanced stance.
  • Complete undercarriage protection
  • Cargo bed has drain holes for rain maintenance and easy clean-up
  • Spare tire is mounted to a carrier that swings out from its location on the back of the vehicle
  • 4-channel anti-lock braking system provides accurate, controlled stops under all conditions, on- and off-road
  • 9.7 inches of ground clearance
  • Uses an independent, torsion bar front suspension, excellent for on- and off-road driving
  • 40.8 degree approach angle, 39.6 degree departure angle, and 25.8 breakover angle for serious offroading
  • Towing capacity of 6,700 lbs
  • Both bumpers accommodate a standard Class 3 trailer hitch
  • 32-gallon tank offers a cruising range of approximately 310 miles (roughly 9.7 mpg)
  • Can climb a 16-inch vertical wall (or steps), traverse a 40% side slope, or a 60% up/down slope
  • Weighs 6,400 pounds
  • 81.5 inches wide (since it's 1.5 inches over the legal limit for clearance lights, it comes with 5 lights on the front and rear of the roof to comply with federal law)
  • Can ford through 20 inches of water
  • Fold-down midgate with a power glass window
  • 1 year of OnStar service included
  • Leather-trimmed heated seats, including heated rear seats
  • 2nd row seats have a 60/40 split and fold flat for extra cargo space
  • To meet federal law, Hummer comes with an extra set of taillights on a lower rear bumper
  • Six 12-volt outlets (3 in front, 2 in back, and 1 in the rear bumper)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless entry system

Options Available (For A Price) On The H2 SUT

  • Two options packages: 1) Adventure Series ($2,530) and 2) Lux Series ($3,740)
  • Air-compressor fitting to supply added tire pressure or inflation of other air-based toys
  • Cargo area enhancements (rubber bed mats, locking hard tonneau cover, removable locking cargo box, etc.)
  • Integrated DVD navigation system
  • Touch-screen navigation radio
  • In-dash 6-disc CD changer
  • XM satellite radio
  • Chrome appearance package

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Facts About The Hummer H2 SUT
Pros & Cons of Owning A Hummer H2 SUT

PROS:

  • Loaded with plenty of standard features
  • More practical cargo storage space than in the H2 wagon
  • Power everything
  • Best in its class off-road capabilities, with steep approach and departure angles and plenty of ground clearance
  • Trailer-towing capacity
  • Hitch receivers and wiring looms on both front and rear bumpers (useful for guiding a trailer, or extricating other vehicles with the optional Warn winch)
  • Adequate head room for all passengers -- front and rear
  • Convertible "feel" when all windows, mid-gate, and sunroof are opened
  • Customizable cargo area: Simply lower the power midgate window, fold down the 2nd row of seats, and the midgate easily lays into the cabin
  • 9-speaker BOSE music system with in-dash cassette/CD player (a 6-disc CD changer is optional) with rear-seat audio controls and headphone jacks

CONS:

  • You can't put the tailgate down to add a tailgate extender (since the spare tire would swing around in traffic), so you are limited to hauling only what fits in the bed and stops at the tailgate.
  • Tan (or "wheat") leather seats are standard, regardless of exterior color, with optional black leather
  • Highway merging and passing take patience, as it takes some time to get this behemoth up to speed
  • Chunky appearance, with a chopped off truck bed
  • Negotiating traffic isn't as easy as negotiating obstacles off-road in this vehicle
  • Extreme width makes parking and maneuvering in town tricky
  • Road noise is a nuisance, especially at speeds over 60mph
  • Some dashboard features appear cheap for such a high-priced vehicle
  • Must use running boards and hand grips to enter/exit
  • Rear visibility is hindered by roof pillars, rear headrests, and spare tire -- all blocking much of the rear window
  • Rear seat is too cramped for three adults
  • When folded down, the midgate sits several inches above the cargo-bed floor, hindering slide-in loading of long objects
  • Tailgate is very heavy (thanks to the attached, swing-out spare tire) and very high off the ground
  • Limited pass-through size at the midgate
  • Poor fuel economy (though it's to be expected)

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The SUT's Most Unique Features & Options

Tips Before You Buy A Hummer H2 SUT

PROS:

  • Loaded with plenty of standard features
  • More practical cargo storage space than in the H2 wagon
  • Power everything
  • Best in its class off-road capabilities, with steep approach and departure angles and plenty of ground clearance
  • Trailer-towing capacity
  • Hitch receivers and wiring looms on both front and rear bumpers (useful for guiding a trailer, or extricating other vehicles with the optional Warn winch)
  • Adequate head room for all passengers -- front and rear
  • Convertible "feel" when all windows, mid-gate, and sunroof are opened
  • Customizable cargo area: Simply lower the power midgate window, fold down the 2nd row of seats, and the midgate easily lays into the cabin
  • 9-speaker BOSE music system with in-dash cassette/CD player (a 6-disc CD changer is optional) with rear-seat audio controls and headphone jacks

    CONS:

    • You can't put the tailgate down to add a tailgate extender (since the spare tire would swing around in traffic), so you are limited to hauling only what fits in the bed and stops at the tailgate.
    • Tan (or "wheat") leather seats are standard, regardless of exterior color, with optional black leather
    • Highway merging and passing take patience, as it takes some time to get this behemoth up to speed
    • Chunky appearance, with a chopped off truck bed
    • Negotiating traffic isn't as easy as negotiating obstacles off-road in this vehicle
    • Extreme width makes parking and maneuvering in town tricky
    • Road noise is a nuisance, especially at speeds over 60mph
    • Some dashboard features appear cheap for such a high-priced vehicle
    • Must use running boards and hand grips to enter/exit
    • Rear visibility is hindered by roof pillars, rear headrests, and spare tire -- all blocking much of the rear window
    • Rear seat is too cramped for three adults
    • When folded down, the midgate sits several inches above the cargo-bed floor, hindering slide-in loading of long objects
    • Tailgate is very heavy (thanks to the attached, swing-out spare tire) and very high off the ground
    • Limited pass-through size at the midgate
    • Poor fuel economy (though it's to be expected)

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    The SUT's Most Unique Features & Options

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