This video from nearly 10 years ago is proof that if life dumps massive amounts of snow on you and you have somewhere to be, you bust out the Hummer. After a massive snowstorm left over a foot of snow in its wake, only one vehicle had the wherewithal to plow through like a champ: a beastly yellow Hummer H2.
At one point, the shocked woman shooting the video quips, "I bet he paid $100 in gas!" Comical observation aside, Hummer Nation gives us a more accurate estimate as to how much the Hummer probably chipped in for fuel.
Per Hummer Nation:
While it is true that filling up a Hummer is no economic endeavor, the video single-handedly makes the argument for buying such a vehicle: the capability, especially in adverse driving conditions. Yes, the Hummer H2 with its 6.0L V8 is no Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV), nor did it ever claim to be that. But while the woman recording the video spent the day cleaning the snow off her car, the guy (or gal) in the Hummer is now well on his or her way to work, or whatever destination of their choosing. Plus, the task actually cost closer to $1 in gasoline, which is nowhere closer to the $100 exaggeration.
Manufactured from 2003 thru 2009, the Hummer H2 came available with three engine configurations: GM's Vortec 6000 6.0 LQ4 V8 that churned out 316 horsepower (2002-2003), the same engine with 325 horsepower (2004-2007), and, finally, a Vortec 6200 6.2 L92 V8 pushing 393 horsepower (2008-2009).
While these models all boasted a decent amount of torque and traction, they pale in comparison to the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, which opts for electric power over the internal combustion powerplant, giving it up to 1,000 horsepower to work with. We can't wait to see videos of this bad boy in action!
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This post was originally published on December 3, 2020.