The Hummer, designed especially for the United States Armed Forces, is a popular vehicle commonly called the Humvee. This military version has been around since 1985, and the civilian version became available for the public in 1992. People have discovered things that it can do that a Jeep Wrangler cannot. Two body styles are available; four-door Wagon, and a four-door Open Top. For everyone having an interest in such a tough vehicle, it has styles available for all. Favored is the bulkiest convertible ever, the Open Top. The Hummer only has a top speed of 83 mph. It goes zero to 60 mph in 16 seconds.
The 2002 Hummer H1 wallows and lumbers around town like any 15-year-old military vehicle. The three-ton vehicle is hard to get to a stop and handling sometimes feels like a lost connection with the suspension, and this utilitarian bruiser had no intention for urban commuting. To understand the true capabilities, it requires a dirt- or mud-covered road with a little snow or rain mixed in. With those conditions, its suspension, four-wheel drive, and ground clearance of 16 inches makes it a most capable machine for the money. A TT4 traction control, a new differential, and wheel hubs further enhance its astounding prowess.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 6.5-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Hummer H1 Open Top, Hummer H1 Wagon, Hummer H1 10th Anniversary Edition
The 2002 Hyundai Sonata makes some minor changes, and a 10th anniversary commemoration package. A (TBR) Torque Biasing Ratio is new for the Hummer H1, providing better traction. In addition, there are new 17-inch aluminum wheels and Goodyear tires. Inside, front occupants have more legroom, improved seatbelts, and express-down windows, and a revised ""H1"" badge, new-designed steering wheel, and LED marker lights round out the new changes.
The 2002 Hummer H1 has two body styles and three models. The Open Top has a manual convertible soft-top. The Wagon has a hardtop that covers the four-door wagon. The 10th Anniversary Edition is the highest trim level offered, and Desert Sunset is the sole exterior color option. All models have 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, intermittent wipers, trailer hitch, trailer wiring, skid plates, and transmission fluid cooler. Having an enormous and overpowering appearance, the Hummer has 16 inches in ground clearance, a 130-inch wheelbase, a 184-inch length, and a 72-inch track between wheels.
The 2002 Hummer H1's mammoth exterior dimensions may fool passengers into thinking the interior will be huge as well. The quarters inside are quite close and hold just four adults comfortably. Each occupant has a seat that feels separate from the others in the vehicle. The drivetrain and transmission components split the center in a massive tunnel between the seats. Another common misconception is that it will be similar to the military-looking exterior. The interior actually holds many conveniences and comfort additions that set it apart from other paramilitary vehicles.
The 2002 Hummer H1 offers standard interior features that include cloth bucket seats, remote power locks, heated and power mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning for front and rear, cup holders, front console storage, power steering that is speed-proportional, reading lights, dual vanity mirrors, low fuel warning, and external temperature display. All models have a premium Monsoon stereo system with eight speakers, two subwoofers, AM/FM radio, and an in-dash multi-CD player. The 10th Anniversary Edition adds leather seats, leather- and wood-accented steering wheel, and wood trim on the dash.
Performance & Handling
The 2002 Hummer H1 has a 6.5-liter, V-8, turbodiesel engine that bases on GMs design. The engine generates 194 horsepower with 430 lb-ft torque. The engine mates with an adaptive automatic four-speed transmission with four-wheel drive. The permanently-engaged 4WD system has locking differentials and a low range with the ability to climb 60-degree grades. It can maneuver harsh terrains and ordinary highway stretches quite well.
The 2002 Hummer H1 offers safety features that include anti-lock brakes, traction control, adjustable headrests.
EPA Fuel Economy
Hummer H1: NA
- Major attention getter
- Off-road ability is great
You Won't Like
- Priced high
- Poor street travel
A bearable comfort level with a nightmarish adventure when driving the streets.
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