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GMC Hummer EV vs. Tesla Model X: Off-Roading Machines?

The market is buzzing with new electric vehicles that break the mold. The GMC Hummer EV, Tesla Model X, and Rivian R1S are all trucks that do just that. What makes these trucks different? A lot, actually.

Check out the specs on the new Hummer electric vehicle and the Tesla Model X to see which one might be right for you.

GMC Hummer EV vs. Tesla Model X -Range and power

GMC HUMMER EV SUV completes the HUMMER EV family and feature
The GMC HUMMER EV SUV completes the HUMMER EV family and features a 126.7-inch wheelbase for tight proportions and a maneuverable body, providing remarkable on- and off-road capability.

Big trucks and electric vehicles were not always the same. But we are leaving that behind and embracing the 2024 GMC Hummer EV as it is. MotorTrend compares all three SUVs. From what we know now, the Hummer EV will come in a few trims. The Edition 1, EV2X, and EV3X.

All trim levels are slated to have three electric motos capable of getting an estimated 300 miles on a charge. GMC claims the Hummer EV will have 803 hp and 11,500 lb ft of torque, but MotorTrend says that number isn’t very accurate.

The Tesla Model X Plaid model has some insane features. It supposedly makes 1,020 hp, but torque isn’t really Tesla’s thing. We are sure it is fast, though. The tri-motor Plaid model has an estimated range of 340 miles on a single charge. Tesla notes that the Model X Long Range with dual motors gets 360 miles of range, for reference.

Taking your new Hummer or Tesla SUV off-road

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There’s one obvious answer here. We probably wouldn’t take the Tesla Model X off-road. It is kind of like trying to climb a hill in expensive high heels – don’t do it.

Compared to the Hummer, the Tesla doesn’t have the same capabilities. Don’t tell Elon Musk we said so. If you are looking for a Tesla off-roading machine, wait for the Tesla Cybertruck.

The Hummer has around 13 inches of suspension travel, four-wheel steering, and optional 37-inch tires. It also has CrabWalk Mode to crab walk out of sticky situations.

The Hummer EV also has an inverter in the truck to power off-roading accessories and comes with an optional Extreme Off-Road pack. This would come with smaller wheels with all-terrain tires, armor for the underbody to protect it from whatever you might run into, rock sliders, and a variety of other off-road-specific additions.

The Tesla has a good turn radius, though, to turn around and go back to the paved road you started on.

Which electric SUV is right for you?

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That largely depends on what you will be doing with your new Hummer or Tesla. It also depends on how much you want to spend. The 2024 Hummer EV SUV Edition 1 starts at $105,595. The Extreme Off-Road trim will add another $5,000. That puts you up past $110,000 to start.

MotorTrend notes that some of the other Hummer models will drop in price to $80,000 or so. The Hummer, though, is a 2024 model. That’s a long way away from waiting for your new toy.

The Model X Plaid starts at $118,490 but is available much sooner. Tesla says Plaid editions will be delivered sometime this summer.