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1995 AM General Hummer Review

An American original made for the rough and tumble.

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Overview

The 1995 AM General Hummer H1, like all other civilian Hummers, quite literally rolled right off the same Indiana assembly line as the United States military’s Humvee combat vehicles. The Hummer was first introduced to the consumer market in 1992, after the Humvee was given elevated visibility via media coverage 1991. It is found in several variations, including both two- and four-door sport utility truck with either a hardtop or convertible body style, or sometimes, a two- or four-door wagon.

Rugged, massive, and uniquely American, the 1995 AM General Hummer H1 is often afforded an air of luxury with upscale options like gloss paint and premium stereo. This star treatment bred for use by the U.S. military and is established as a symbol of American success and at times excess. It also carries with it the reputation of a being a gas-guzzler.

The Range

Body Styles: SUV, wagon
Engines: 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder gasoline
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: AM General Hummer H1

What's New

The 1995 AM General Hummer H1receives an assortment of trim and powertrain upgrades. While most year-over-year changes are minor, some notable updates included standard air-conditioning, improved heat shields, and a pair of doors to replace the tailgate. The tailgate remains an option, and a CD-changer is added to the list of optional features.

Exterior

The heavy-duty 1995 AM General Hummer H1, in all of its variations, is one of the most recognizable vehicles ever made. The angular design invokes images of military might, and clearly aerodynamics is of no concern to the tank-like SUV. Boasting 19 inches of ground clearance, the AM General Hummer H1 is downright domineering in appearance. Tactical bumpers, halogen headlamps, and right-angles define the image of the Hummer H1. A wealth of upgrades allow it to take on more urbane appearance, though by anyone’s account, politeness is not the express purpose.

Interior

The 1995 AM General Hummer H1 is designed to be more tactical than comfortable. Nevertheless, it did offer an assortment of standard amenities, and a number of premium upgrades to enhance the cabin. Standard options include power windows and door locks, cloth interior, and bucket seating, plastic steering wheel, and AM/FM four-speaker stereo. Options include leather upholstery and upgraded sound, including the new-for-1995 CD changer.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 AM General Hummer H1 offers a robust 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel engine that pushes 170 horsepower. Solid front and rear suspension with stabilizer bars and coil springs, coupled with the 19-inch clearance-height primes it to handle even the most extreme on- or off-road conditions. Also available, the 5.7-liter gasoline engine is less powerful and even more gas-starved than the diesel version. One of the most talked about features is its Central Tire Inflation System, which allows the driver to automatically inflate or deflate air from the tires to optimize it for different terrain.

Safety

Perhaps the most immediately identifiable safety feature of the 1995 AM General Hummer H1is its massive size, armor-like body panels, and sturdy suspension. Reel-type seat belts and adjustable head restraints add to the safety. Front airbags, child restraint anchor, and four-wheel Anti-lock Breaking System round out the features list.

EPA Fuel Economy

Hummer H1: 12/16 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Conquer-all attitude and ability
  • Plenty of room for the whole platoon

You Won't Like

  • Poor fuel economy
  • Massive size makes city maneuvering a challenge

Sum Up

An American original made for the rough and tumble.

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