General Motors manufactures the 2000 AM General Hummer under the AM General brand. The history of this popular brand of SUVs and trucks dates back to 1992, when AM General first marketed the civilian version of the military Humvee. General Motors bought the company in 1998, after which it constructed three vehicles: the Hummer H1 (based on the original Humvee), the H2, and the H3.
Body Styles: four-door pickup truck, two-door pickup truck, four-door wagon, four-door convertible
Engines: 6.5-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: AM General Hummer, AM General Hummer Open Top, AM General Hummer Hard Top, AM General Hummer Wagon, AM General Hummer Slantback
The 2000 AM General Hummer offers a new model this year: the four-door Slantback. Other changes for this year apply only to the interior. The passenger-side dash gets a revised shape to increase space for the passenger, and a CD changer and rear-seat audio controls remain available as options.
The 2000 model year Hummer also gets an improved Monsoon audio system along with Weatherband, and two new exterior color choices have been introduced for this model year.
The 2000 AM General Hummer H1 has a length of 184.5 inches, making it six inches shorter than the four-door Ford Explorer. With a width of 86.5 inches, the Hummer has a notable presence both on and off the road. It offers a massive 16 inches of ground clearance, which more than two times the clearance offered by most SUVs, and General Motors claims that the vehicle can go through 30 inches of water.
The exterior of the Hummer gets designed specifically to excel at offroading, but it does away with many comforts. For example, the height of the 2000 AM General Hummer makes it very difficult for people to climb in and out of the truck.
A winch rated for 12,000 pounds offers an optional feature, along with tires that run without air, tire deflating, and an inflating control system.
The 2000 AM General Hummer has four seats spread around and separated by a single massive tunnel at the center for the drivetrain and transmission components. Even though the Hummer looks huge on the outside, its interior feels very cramped. The narrow rear and side windows look more like gun slits, reducing visibility to a large extent and indicating the purely military purpose of the Humvee.
The controls and gauges up front prove no better either. They sit in a confusing arrangement that may even require the driver to go through the manual. Overall, the Hummer fails in the interior department.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 AM General Hummer contains a 6.5-liter V-8 engine that delivers 195 horsepower. GM offers no other engine options. The engine mates with a four-speed automatic transmission by GM and runs on a permanently engaged four-wheel-drive system with locking differentials and low range for offroading.
The Hummer gives a terrible driving experience. The acceleration seems just about adequate, but it takes time to accelerate at highway speeds for passing. The large size of the vehicle makes it difficult to steer and maneuver around the city, and parking proves a major pain as well.
Anyone who buys the 2000 AM General Hummer uses it purely for off-road purposes. It dominates everything and anything aside from a concrete surface, and no other SUV on the market beats the capabilities of the Hummer off the road.
With a gross weight of over 8500 pounds, the 2000 AM General Hummer does not have to meet federal fuel economy, safety, or fuel emission standards. As a result, government agencies have not conducted vehicle safety tests.
EPA Fuel Economy
AM General Hummer: unavailable
- Incredible off-road abilities
- Rugged appeal
You Won't Like
- Cheap materials inside
- Cramped interiors
- Poor fuel economy
A tank for the common man.
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