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2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup First Edition First Test: HAHA OMG WTF

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup First Edition First Test: HAHA OMG WTF

This is the quickest silliest most ridiculously awesome truck we’ve ever tested there’s no other way to say it the 2022 gmc homerev pickup is absurd in the best possible way as a pickup truck matt but that’s not the point is it everything about this truck is completely ridiculous and we absolutely love it each number is more bonkers than the last nothing is more

Outrageous than the numbers at eight thousand nine hundred seventy six pounds we needed a commercial grade scale to weigh the hummer because it’s heavier than a diesel-powered heavy-duty dually the best part it should have been heavier our pre-production test truck was missing the standard roll-up tonneau cover despite being the heaviest four-wheel vehicle we’ve

Ever tested fourth heaviest of all time regardless of wheel count in the heaviest electric vehicle the 2022 gmc hummer is still insanely quick this 4.5 ton behemoth launched from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in three zero seconds that makes it the quickest pickup we’ve ever tested period beating the previous record holder the 835 horsepower 2022 rivien r1t

By 0.1 second it beat the fastest gas powered pickup the 702 horsepower 2021 ram 1500 trx by 1.1 second how the 2022 gmc hummer f pickup achieves this is no mystery the tri-motor edition one trim makes a combined maximum one zero zero zero horsepower 830 horsepower in normal modes and 1 200 pounds foot of torque not that 11 500 pound foot wheel torque bs gmc

Spin pedaling dot although the rivien has a better weight to power ratio and weighs about 1 800 pounds less the hummer leverages its absurd amount of torque into a slightly better run after the 60 mile per hour mark though it’s a tight race the hummer can’t cheat its weight or aerodynamics forever and while it’s 11.7 second quarter mile run at 105.4 miles per

Hour is absolutely batty for a truck the rivien is a tenth quicker and traveling as much as six miles per hour faster despite all the power and weight gmc estimates the homer will travel 329 miles on a single charge that’s slightly farther than the only other f pickup on the market right now the rivien r1t with its 314 mile range of course the hummer’s battery

Being roughly 50 percent larger helps eke out those extra 15 miles but add those stats together and you get the worst miles per gallon rating around at just 51 43’s 47 city highway combined gmc promises future homer models will do better but with the riven at 74 66 70 miles per gallon e don’t expect the gap to close significantly the experience is even naughtier

But forget the f pissing contest we cannot emphasize enough how utterly insane it is that anyone with 112 dollars 595 to burn can go out and rip off 11 second quarter mile times in a 9 000 pound truck anytime they want pro tip for best results gmc engineers recommend more than 80 charge in the battery seriously literally anyone with no special training can just

Double tap the stability control switch activate watts to freedom mode wtf mode and launch this thing to the moon that’s what it feels like there’s so much pitch dive and roll when the gmc homer f pickup accelerates decelerates or changes direction it looks like something out of a children’s cartoon it doesn’t hurt that gmc amps things up with special graphics

Pulsating audio effects a vibrating seat and the image of a hummer f pickup staged at a drag strip on the moon to get you hyped while the suspension lowers and the battery conditions itself for maximum output this kind of silliness makes us giddy but we also need to pause a moment and strongly recommend against ever using wtf mode on public roads cruising at 60

Miles per hour the 9 000 pound hummer needs 137 feet to stop when you mash the brake pedal on the floor that’s three feet farther than a 2020 gmc sierra 3500 hd diesel dually even with its crazy amount of regenerative braking this truck absolutely does not have brakes commensurate with its power and speed capabilities think about it in just three zero seconds

You’re traveling fast enough to need the same braking space as a dually and you’re still accelerating like crazy it would be beyond easy to get into a situation where you’re traveling way too fast to stop for another vehicle a pedestrian an animal or anything else you might not even be able to slow down enough to make a corner if you don’t lift and brake soon

Enough this is a crazy amount of weight moving ridiculously fast on all-terrain off-road tires and the laws of physics are merciless furthermore you should not use wtf mode while towing or hauling we did on our closed course to see how it would work and it was hilarious but sketchy with 1 300 pounds of payload in the bed the homerev still hit 60 miles per hour

In 5.7 seconds and with a 5 000 pound trailer on the hitch it did it in 7.1 seconds again though you should not do this with that kind of weight in the back the truck squats enough to make north carolina truck owners proud with the side effect of having the windshield pointed at the sky you can barely see the road over the hood do not do this in fact gmc should

Really lock out wtf mode when a trailer is detected at minimum it should engage the electronically controlled front differential locker to quell the torque steer that goes from barely noticeable normally to mazda speed 3 levels when you’re towing also don’t use wtf mode at night the truck squad so much it points the headlights at the sky rather than the road

Ahead the actual truck stuff is nutty in a different way this is as good a time as any to explain why the 2022 gmc homer ev pickup is somewhat useless as an actual truck with a 1 300 pound payload capacity a ford maverick hybrid outhauls it not that you’d fit all that much in the short little bed to begin with with a 7 500 pound max towing capacity the homerev

Pickup is no better than a ford ranger it’ll bring your toys along but that’s about it tomo doesn’t seem to do anything about all the pitch and roll so it’s not the most confidence inspiring towing experience either it will pass a slow big rig up a steep hill no problem so that’s nice we smirked at the animation of a hummer ev pickup rocket a little dig a tesla’s

Yet unreleased cyber truck but really if you have another tow vehicle use it instead the specs say it should be pretty good off-road too most of them anyway custom designed 35-inch goodyear wrangler territory mud terrain tires electronically locking front differential and virtual rear locker up to 11.9 inches of ground clearance in terrain mode 15.9 inches at

Extremely low speeds in extract mode 13 inches of suspension travel front and rear and approach breakover and departure angles is good or better than a jeep gladiator rubik can mean the electric hummer should be able to conquer any trail it can fit down that’s the rub because this truck is also 13 inches wider than a gladiator rubicon and just 1.3 inches narrower

Than a ram trx at 86.7 inches wide there are a lot of places the hummer won’t go without accruing a lot of damage to the bodywork indeed while it can certainly crawl with all that torque and those mechanical and virtual lockers it’s probably best to stick to wide open trails just remember your stopping distance is even worse on dirt keep the speeds down and the

Truck’s rear steering makes it incredibly agile around a rally style course just remember you’re trying to make 9 000 pounds change direction on a loose surface plan for understeer lots of it it has nutty features too really the rear steering is one of the 2022 gmc homerev pickups coolest features able to turn the rear wheels up to 10 degrees at low speeds it

Allows this street legal monster truck to slip through parking lots like a midsize suv no really it has the same turning radius as a volkswagen id4fsuv it takes a lot of the work out of maneuvering a truck in tight spaces which for the massive hummer means everywhere it also allows for another party trick gmc calls crab mode by turning the rear wheels the same

Direction as the fronts the homerev pickup can drive diagonally as far as you’d like to go albeit at low speeds we can envision a situation off-road where this might be useful when the truck is on a loose off-camera surface and gravity is pulling it downhill and off your preferred driving line we didn’t have a chance to try that specific scenario unfortunately

Crab mode sure is fun to play with in a parking lot though where most people will use it to impress their friends you can also impress them by blowing the roof off all four tea topped panels come off in seconds with a twist of two levers and stack and sterophone pizza boxes or padded bags under the front hood be careful with the pizza boxes though as we watched

A gmc engineer break the corner off one by accident trying to load it unbolt the front crossbar and roll down the rear window for the full experience the rear crossbar doesn’t come off gmc tells us because then the truck would be classified as a convertible and subject to more stringent rollover roof crush requirements make of that what you will regardless we

Recommend the opaque roof panels rather than the tinted transparent ones fitted to our test truck which let way too much sun through on a hot day it got to the point we were hiding in the shadow of the crossbar even with the panels on no really the whole experience is insane just to write in the 2022 gmc homer f pickup will be enough to blow your friends minds

The way it pitches dives and rolls is hysterical ever been on the indiana jones right at disney same thing this truck is your own personal amusement park ride every body movement is wildly exaggerated in a way that can’t help but make you laugh even the first gen ford f-150 raptor didn’t whip you around like this f does you think with suspension this soft it

Would ride like a classic cadillac but that’s not the case it soaks up the big bumps with no problem but all the little stuff goes right through it and shakes the entire body structure there’s just no getting around the weight of both the truck and its massive wheel and tire package at least the hummer pickup handles fairly well for its size the excessive body

Movements are very well controlled by the suspension so the amount of moving the body does appears to be deliberate the steering has an on-center dead spot and the response is vague but it’s at least accurate that’s important when the truck takes up more than seven feet of a standard 12-foot wide lane and especially so on narrower city streets and country-backed

Roads the rear steering makes a huge difference in keeping the hummer f stable when cornering at higher speeds and you can tell the stability control was programmed by the camaro’s former chief engineer in our emergency lane change test the stability control intervened very precisely to apply just enough braking to keep the truck stable much like it would in a

Good sports car rather than grabbing brakes wildly like most truck stability control programs do in fact there were times we wished for more braking in a turn the hummer has multiple selectable levels of regenerative braking if you can find that setting buried deep in the on-screen menus dot we love how strong the regen is in its maximum setting and its ability

To bring the homer f to a complete stop our quarrel with it is when entering a turn where the regen suddenly backs off when you turn the steering wheel when you’re expecting a certain amount of braking force as you change directions and you suddenly get less it’s an unwelcome surprise if you’re really worried about keeping it between the lanes especially when

Other cars are around gm superb super cruise system works brilliantly and allows full hands-free semi-automated driving on mapped freeways the new automatic lane change feature which executes a pass around a slower vehicle ahead with zero input from the driver is awesome when it works which seems to be about half the time i’m sorry i can’t hear you over the

Sound of awesome hopefully the stress relief provided by super crews will make up for the frustration of trying to hold a conversation on the freeway the interior tire and wind noise is somehow worse than in a wrangler or bronco mostly thanks to the upright windshield it gets obnoxious around 45 miles per hour becomes problematic at 55 miles per hour and will

Have you shouting at each other by 65 miles per hour above that just forget about talking to other people in the cab at lower speeds the tron-like sound the 2022 gmc hummer makes adds to the vehicle’s overall character but it too is drowned out at higher speeds noise isn’t the only compromise in the stylish cabin as much as we love the design we’re more than

A little disappointed to find all the neat metal looking accents are just plastic and we do mean all at 112 595 it’s not unreasonable to expect actual metal trim the reused seats center console and key from the much cheaper sierra is also a bit of a letdown there’s also surprisingly little headroom for such a massive vehicle a function of the enormous double

Stacked battery pack you sit on top of materials aside we do love the way the dashboard looks as well as its clever tricks the built-in physical auxiliary switches with their digital labels and ability to be remapped is a clever update to a basic idea the video game animations for the different driving modes are a wonderful bit of theater and a great way to

Utilize all the screen space for more than basic functions we’re also big fans of the google maps integration in place of a proprietary navigation system we like to see a better user interface though as the system is too layered and difficult to navigate our appreciation for the design team’s work extends well beyond the interior the exterior design screams

Hummer despite the 11-year nap the brand took the use of lighting is an absolute win from integrating the traditional hummer slotted grille motif into the new front lighting signature to the glowing rooftop blades that serve as the marker lights incorporating animations into the front lighting it walked up and during charging is a delightful bit of theater to

Match what’s going on inside on the screens wrap it up with a movie quote that’s really the 2022 gmc homerev pickup in a nutshell it’s a private amusement park ride it’s a phenomenally curated experience with all the sound effects and graphics and movements designed to thrill you going to the grocery store in it makes you feel like you’re starring in the next

Jurassic park movie disney imagineers would be proud what really makes it work though is the fact it never seems to take itself too seriously there’s a deliberate whimsy here a wink and a nod that lets you know this thing isn’t really about being a pickup truck it’s about being on a bashed fund indeed then to borrow a line from the original jurassic p

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2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup First Edition First Test: HAHA OMG WTF By Mariana Bustos

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