The 2003 Hummer H1 has some improvements over last year.
A heavier duty brush guard and an optional Eaton Elocker
hub system which locks the right and left axle shafts to
provide superior low-speed off road performance. Also changed
in 2003 is interior styling with features that include a
larger faceplate for the sound system that now has a cassette
and an in-dash 12-CD changer.
The 2003 Hummer H1 is the road version of the military
vehicle but that doesn't mean it is a purely utilitarian
SUV. In fact, this is a luxury consumer item. The fact that
it has almost twice the ground clearance, at over 16 inches,
of just about other production 4x4, and can cross the Sahara-that's
just a bonus.
The 2003 Hummer H1 comes in an open top or wagon, both with
four doors. It is the bigger, brawnier brother of the H2
SUV and it doesn't have rising trim levels, although there
are some functional enhancements available as options, like
the 12000 lb winch!
The H1 has a high level of interior luxury including air
conditioning with additional rear quarter heater, rear privacy
glass and openable rear windows. Cruise control and power
windows, mirrors and door locks, remote keyless entry and
the previously mentioned Monsoon stereo also add to occupant
However, the H1 is all about function. Many features are
in place to increase the practical ability of this vehicle.
For example, mirrors and front and rear windshields are
heated. An outside temp indicator, analog clock and tachometer
are also in place. Front and rear bucket seats, though very
spacious, leave plenty of room for a year's worth of canned
goods and plenty of ammo. Seriously though, survivalists
aside, there is plenty of room and functional ability for
all types of adventure seekers and their equipment in the
Hummer H1, whether they be campers or simply off-road enthusiasts
who want to push the limits into extreme terrain.
Unique exterior styling has been a big part of Hummer's
success as a credible consumer offering. This is not just
about a functional off-road king, although that is the case.
This vehicle has resonated somewhere in the psyche of the
North American car buyer. Corner placed wheels with very
little overhang, huge tires, a long wheelbase and a low
centre of balance have contrived to give the Hummer its
contemporary appeal and that has not changed for 2003.
Put quite simply. There is no better vehicle for off-road
performance. First the engine, the H1 has a 6.5-liter turbo-diesel
V8 with 195 hp at 3400 rpm and a whopping 430lb-ft of torque
at 1800 rpm. The 4-speed automatic transmission gets 14/19
The motor is accompanied by a 2-speed transfer case and
state of the art independent double-A suspension system
with a front stabilizer bar. Bosch antilock braking and
traction control (ABS/TCS) and permanent 4-wheel drive.
Central air inflation and run-flat LT37x12.50R17 tires supplement
the performance package. 7-wire trailer harness and platform
hitch are also standard equipment. The winch is extra.
Safety and Security
Technically the H1 is a Class 3 Truck and, as such, does
not require airbags. Important to remember though, is that
this vehicle is not about speed so much as it is about hard
knocks and rough terrain. You don't want an airbag to inflate
because you banged into a tree on a tricky descent. The
Hummer will not roll over except under the most unlikely
conditions and it is a beefy behemoth that will go a long
way toward protecting its occupants. Standard emergency/rescue
features are an auxiliary fuel tank and the run-flat tires
but even without any extras, the Hummer is one truck that
instils its riders with a sense of security.
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