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2005 HUMMER H2 SUV Reviews

2005 H2 SUV New Car Test Drive

Introduction

Two years ago, the Hummer H1, based on the military Humvee, was joined by the all-new Hummer H2. The H2 is based on GM's heavy-duty pickup trucks, but highly modified for increased off-road capability. Longer and taller than the original H1, the H2 is built at a new plant in Indiana. For 2005, the Hummer H2 SUV is joined by a second model called the SUT or Sport Utility Truck. 

The SUT version, as its name implies, is a pickup, not an SUV, characterized by its unique tailgate, short pickup bed, and tailgate-mounted full-size spare tire, which makes it a few inches longer than the SUV overall. The SUT features GM's innovative Midgate, which quickly converts the five-passenger SUV with a small pickup bed to a two-seat pickup with six-foot bed. 

The Hummer H2 offers truly impressive off-road capabilities. And unlike the H1, it provides occupants with a luxurious interior that's comfortable and convenient. Its size and design makes suitable for everyday use, as long as you have a large gasoline budget. 

Lineup

As mentioned, Hummer H2 is now available is SUV ($50,950) and SUT ($51,995) body styles. 

The SUT comes standard with additional features, including a large sunroof and a rear spare tire carrier, the Midgate, a global express-down feature that lowers the midgate glass and all four side windows at once, and medium-wheat leather seats. 

The Adventure Series package ($2,780), available for both body styles, includes a plush-riding air suspension, a front brush guard, a chromed tubular taillamp protection set, roof rack crossbars, and rubber floor mats, an AM/FM 6-disc CD changer an onboard air compressor, and a combination first aid/tool kit. 

The Luxury Series package for the SUV ($4,240) and SUT ($3,740) adds ebony leather seats, high-level interior trim, an exterior chrome appearance package, 17-inch chrome wheels, chrome tubular assist steps, AM/FM 6-disc CD changer, XM Satellite Radio, carpeted floor mats; the SUV also gets a third-row seat out of the deal. 

More than 35 freestanding options are available for 2005, including rubber mudder mats ($149), tubular steps ($425), a hard tonneau cover ($950), a navigation system ($1995), roof-mounted spotlamps ($998), a premium Bose audio system, OnStar with a one-year Safe & Sound service plan. The SUT has an optional locking tonneau cover for the pickup bed and a lockable tool and jack storage box in the side wall of the rear cargo area. 

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