We were blown away by the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, making it an easy win as one of our 2023 Drivers’ Choice Awards Best EVs. Since then, we’ve eagerly awaited the sequel: This 2024 Hummer EV SUV.

We flew out to Northern California with high hopes– and we were not disappointed.

Part of that is thanks to all the carryover between Pickup and SUV. They both share GM’s Ultium platform, a modular chassis that can be tailored for different battery-electric powertrains. In the case of this Edition 1 model, that means a 170 kilowatt-hour pack energizing a three-motor e4WD system. They combine for a total output of 830 horsepower and 1,200 lb-ft of torque. Max range is estimated over 300 miles, and the 800-volt architecture is capable of 300-kilowatt charging, recouping 100 miles in 14 minutes.

Other carryovers include the incredibly fun “Watts to Freedom” mode– enabling a 0-60 time of 3.5 seconds– Adaptive Air Suspension, and, of course, Crab Walk.

While slightly less extreme than the Pickup, the SUV certainly stands on its own, equally impressive and even a little more manageable for daily use.

So, one of the biggest differences about the Hummer EV SUV compared to the pickup is that this SUV is twenty inches shorter in length. That’s almost two feet! And it’s also nine inches shorter in wheelbase and it’s very apparent once you get behind the wheel. It feels just better to merge in traffic, it’s much more nimble and easy to manage on– on tighter roads and on city streets. So, while nothing changes in the width, this SUV’s gonna be a little bit easier to navigate in a parking lot.

The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 arrives in dealers soon starting around $105,000, followed by the EV 3X and 2X later this year. The base EV 2 arrives in 2024, starting around $86,000.

We’ll have more on this incredible utility and plenty more Quick Spins… soon!