Overview & Reviews
The Hummer H1 Alpha was a one-year production model of the regular H1 that featured a handful of important mechanical changes. A more powerful engine, another gear for the transmission and bigger brakes greatly improved performance over the non-Alpha H1 and made the beast the best it had ever been.
Unfortunately, the same shortcomings of piloting an H1 still applied. The massive dimensions still make maneuvering in city traffic -- not to mention parking -- a nightmare. The cabin remained about as luxurious as a postal truck, and with the tucked-up driveline components taking up valuable passenger space, the seats were still comically small.
This would be the last year of this big boy's toy. By this time, the entry fee into this overkill club was well over $100,000 and diesel was flirting with $3 per gallon. General Motors decided to send the H1 off into retirement and let the H2 and H3 models speak for the Hummer brand.
Most Recent Hummer H1 Alpha
The Hummer H1 Alpha was produced for just one year: 2006. Highlighting the mechanical upgrades over the previous H1 was a new 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that made considerably more power than the previous 6.5-liter unit -- 300 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque versus 205 hp and 440 lb-ft. A new five-speed automatic transmission was matched to that powerhouse, and the combination chopped nearly 3 seconds off the former 16.5-second 0-60-mph time. Thankfully, bigger brakes were fitted as well, for added stopping power.
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The Best - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By zokoye williams - December 1 - 11:03 am
It allowed me to explore that part of the world we live in. that part is the wilderness and the mountains. I could not do it with out the hummer vehicle. It had all the features of most luxury cars and the workload better than any other vecihle known to civilian world.
Best Vehicle of the 21st CENTURY! - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By Joshua - November 27 - 6:23 am
I live southwest florida on the outskirts of the everglades. i go off- roading with my friends all the time may i say i have not yet seen a single flaw with this vehicle nor has it ever gotten stuck in mud, sand, water, ETC. while all of my friends are struggling to get out of mud holes the 12,000 lbs. winch does the job in less than a minute. i have never doubted this vehicle nor should anyone else. why do you think the worlds strongest military uses this vehicle.
Lovin' the Hummer - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By dwace - August 30 - 5:33 pm
Great vehicle period. I wish it was more popular but unfortunately there's too many haters out there.
H1 all the way - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By Hummer H1 Wagon - May 1 - 11:10 pm
I have been driving H1's since 1995. I have another vehicle that I drive most of the time, but it is good to have the ultimate off-road vehicle at your disposal - knowing that in this uncertain day and age, I can go anywhere any time I want - whether to the grocery store, or in a life saving situation.
Damn near the best vehicle ever made. - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By DsrtRaider777 - April 19 - 10:06 pm
For sure the best vehicle ever made for off road use. I would say the 2006 H1 will not be the last year of the civilian H1 production. Gm show room needs a H1 in it every year as well as every Hummer dealership needs one H1 to make the H2 and H3 look better.
Sweet Ride. - 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha
By dwace - January 8 - 6:40 am
I love the H1 and would not trade it for the world. It's a shame that such a great ride is hated at all...