Mention the name Hummer and you'll hear cheers from off-roaders and jeers from environmentalists, which just goes to show that you can't please everyone. With trucks and SUVs that deliver disappointing fuel economy yet can climb just about anything, valid points can be found on each side of the aisle.
Born from a military background, it's not surprising to discover that go-anywhere attitude backing up the Hummer brand. This mindset was best exemplified by the late Hummer H1; production has ceased, so if you want to see one you'll need to contact owners such as California's Governor Schwarzenegger.
Realizing that not everyone would want the civilian equivalent of a Humvee, the company added the Hummer H2, available as an SUV and as a pickup dubbed the H2 SUT (sport utility truck). Still plenty capable, the H2 shares its platform with the Chevrolet Silverado, whereas the most recent product to debut, the Hummer H3 and H3T (the pickup truck version), is based on the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon.