GMC Hummer EV Tires – Our Guide
By: Discount Tire
The electric truck wars are in full tilt. The debut of the GMC Hummer not only confirms it, but pretty much screams it.
We don’t need to get into the specs, gawk at its design, gasp at its sticker price or break down its features. If you’re reading this, you already know about these things.
But the new Hummer is shaping up to be a different beast entirely—especially where its tires are concerned.
GM has already confirmed it’s going to come with 35 inch tires as a base OE fitment, with 37 inch tires serving as a dealer-installed upgrade. (Huge!) However, it’s also probably going to depend on which Hummer trim level you go for between the EV2, EV2X, EV3X and Edition 1.
The new Hummer’s official OE tire of record on launch is Goodyear’s new Wrangler All Territory MT, after rumors of BFG and Nitto applications via early computer drivetrain renderings on several GM-focused forums.
But what other tires can you really put on the first “super truck” when the OE option is already this aggressive?
Our GMC Hummer EV Tire Picks
Don’t count out the usual suspects. While BFG hasn’t created a model specific for the extra weight and torque-y heft of an electric vehicle, they have two killer options in the 35 inch range in the KO2 and KM3.
Never sleep on General and its Grabber X3 (always a good deal to be had compared to the higher reaches of the off-road tire market).
The Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 is also always popular with off-roading enthusiasts who want a racing pedigree to back their truck’s off-road prowess.
And don’t forget Goodyear’s other options—especially the Wrangler MT/R with Kevlar.
However, we can’t say for certain what will or won’t work in terms of tire replacement, upgrade or up-sizing on the new Hummer EV until we know its wheel specs, vehicle weight and more. This thing is going to be an absolute behemoth, especially in its three-motor trim variants that are going to be packed with batteries. High load range tires are undoubtedly going to be required.
But if there’s one takeaway, it’s that if you’re prioritizing range and on-road ride comfort out of your new Hummer, go for an all-terrain. Cooper has some great options in the Discoverer AT3 4S, for example. But if you want to Crab Walk your Hummer to all-out off-road performance, stick with a set of MT’s.
Hyped for the new Hummer? We are too! As sure as this electric truck from GM is poised to dominate the trail and turn heads just like the old Humvee of yore, you know we’ll have the right tire options to help you get the most out of your new Hummer EV.
Be sure to check back on this page for updates as we learn more about the new Hummer’s tires, and find a location near you if your current off-roader needs new rubber. We’ll get you taken care of!