The Hummer EV is a powerhouse of a vehicle with lots of impressive features, but one of the things people often wonder is how many friends you can bring along on your off-road adventure. How many seats does the Hummer EV have?
The Hummer EV has 5 seats – 2 in the front and 3 in the back. It does not have a 3rd row of seats, instead opting for an increased cargo space in the trunk.
There’s a lot to consider before you buy the Hummer EV, but since it’s sold out all the way until 2024, there’s plenty of time to make up your mind before the 2023 Hummer EV SUV launches. The rest of this article will go over everything you need to know about the Hummer EV and how many seats it has.
How Many Seats Does the Hummer EV Have?
The Hummer EV has 5 seats that can fit adults of all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a 3rd row of seats. The seating is comfortable and supportive, with plenty of room for rear seat passengers to relax. There are two options for upholstery on the GMC Hummer EV: Lunar Shadow and Lunar Horizon.
The first is a combination of jet black and taupe colors, while the second features a jet black and light grey color palate. Both include bronze accents and weather-proof flooring.
All of the seats are also heated and ventilated, with the driver’s seat boasting some haptic touch technology to enhance the audio experience and comfort.
Why Does the GMC Hummer EV Only Have 5 Seats?
The decision to include only five seats is a curious one, especially since the Hummer EV is pitted against rivals like the Rivian R1S and Tesla Model X, both of which boast the option to seat 7 people with foldable seats.
Put simply, it seems this decision was made in an effort to preserve cargo space, with the enclosed cargo area fitting 81.8 cubic feet of cargo, a considerable step up from the GMC Yukon at 72.6 cubic feet.
Another potential reason that this electric vehicle only has 5 seats is that compared to its competitors, GMC is fairly new on the electric vehicle scene, with the Hummer EV being one of their flagship launches moving away from gas and diesel.
As such, it doesn’t yet boast the same range of features and comfort as other electric vehicles.
More About The Seats
The seats in the Hummer EV are comfortable and spacious. They are obviously powered seats that let you adjust the seat up and down, tilt the front of the seat bottom up or down as well as the back of the seat can be mover forward and back. There is also a third adjustment control that I am not really sure what it does.
The seats are not leather, surprisingly. They are made of a high quality, very pleasant and tough looking cloth. The middle of the seats, bottom as well as the back of the seat have a perforated leather material running down from top of the back seat to the front of the bottom of the seat.
There are 2 options for the interior and the seats, they call it the Lunar Shadow Interior and the Lunar Horizon Interior.
Lunar Shadow Interior
The Lunar Shadow interior is a 2-tone, black and taupe cloth material with bronze accents. The taupe is is like a light beige color which actually goes very well with the bronze accents. The 2-tone is done very well with the lighter color at the top stopping about below the shoulders and the black below going all the way to the floor.
Lunar Horizon Interior
The Lunar Horizon interior is also a 2-tone with the black and a light gray cloth combination and bronze accents. In my opinion, the taupe looks better with the bronze accents but it’s still very well done. Same with the Horizon, the light gray is at the top and goes down to about below the shoulders and then the black goes all the way to the floor.
What Features Does the Hummer EV Have?
The 2022 Hummer EV retails for just over $105,000 and is comparable in stats to the Rivian R1S and Tesla Model X. If you recall the look and feel of the Hummer H2, then you’ve got a good mental picture of the aesthetic of the Hummer EV, although admittedly, the 2022 Hummer EV has a boxier design in keeping with electric vehicle style.
Interior Design Choices
It also takes the cake when it comes to interior upgrades, with the Hummer EV far outshining the cramped quarters so often associated with its predecessor, the Hummer H1, when it comes to interior comfort and design, seating 5 people of any size quite comfortably.
Both the pickup and SUV lines have an Infinity Roof made up of glass panels that can be removed to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors on the trails and customize the look of your Hummer.
This vehicle also boasts a state-of-the-art infotainment system, with Bose speakers, custom screens, and haptic feedback available. The 13.4-inch multimedia display is located on the center console, and the 12.3-inch driver’s screen displays all the info you’ll need to stay safe on the road. All of it stays warm with the help of a heat pump that doesn’t use electricity directly but uses the heat generated by the batteries that otherwise would be wasted.
Under the Hood
Without a doubt, the Hummer EV’s best feature is its off-road capabilities, boasting some incredible acceleration and a pretty effective range for an electric vehicle at 300 miles, although you can expect the range to be closer to 280 if you purchase the Extreme Off-Road Package.
The Edition 1 offers a three-motor and a 20-module double-stacked battery capable of 830 horsepower and 11,500 pounds of torque, although some estimates place the Hummer EV about 1000 hp.
The Watts to Freedom mode gives the Hummer EV some impressive acceleration, making it capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in under 3 seconds, reportedly.
These specs allow for some great features that trail riders and off-roaders alike will love, including the Crabwalk and Extract Mode. Crabwalk uses the 4-wheel drive to tilt all four wheels diagonally up to 10 degrees for tight turns.
This may seem like a more niche use case, but anyone who’s driven a tight trail before can tell you just how valuable this feature is when you’re faced with navigating past an immovable object.
Extract Mode serves a similar useful feature, raising the suspension a total of 6” to help surmount obstacles. This mode gives the Hummer EV some pretty impressive approach and breakover angles, as well as respectable fording depth that compete with the Ram 1500 TRX and Ford F-150 Raptor.
If you love to hit the trails, then this is definitely the vehicle for you. The 14 included cams (up to 17 with the Extreme Off-Road Package) offer a full view of your pickup or SUV from any angle.
Other Nifty Features
The Hummer EV will let you use your smartphone to unlock the car and turn the lights on, offering a great touch-free choice.
For fans of customization, the Hummer EV also has a lot of great ways you can customize your ride, from different modes like Terrain Mode or by creating your own customized settings from the MyMode menu. From here, you can change settings for the suspension, accelerator, and motor sound.
Perhaps the only letdown about the Hummer EV is that you can’t bring as many friends along with you for an off-road adventure since the vehicle only has 5 seats. With that being said, this mechanical marvel is truly impressive and has a lot of great features to compete with other gas-powered trucks and electric vehicles.
Valik loves tinkering in the garage and is currently restoring a 2000 GMC Sierra 1500 truck. He also writes about the progress on this blog. When not in the garage, Valik is also a web developer and a blogger. I know, strange, a hand in two completely different worlds. And that is the way he likes to keep it.