1998 GMC Sonoma Review | Edmunds.com

1998 GMC Sonoma

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
ADVERTISEMENT
GMC Sonoma Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.2 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/26 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 GMC Sonoma

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fuel efficient base engine. Sporty styling. Powerful optional V6. Handy 3rd door option.

  • Cons

    Shabby build quality. Low seating positions. Rattly third door option.

  • What's New for 1998

    Styling is retuned inside and out, resulting in a sleeker look and better interior ergonomics. Dual second-generation airbags are standard, and seats are upgraded for improved comfort and appearance. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on 4WD models and uplevel stereos are new for 1998. New colors inside and out round out the changes.

ADVERTISEMENT
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Gutless wonder

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab SB

this is my third sonoma/s-10/s-15. i dont need a full size truck and i always buy used. 217k miles on original engine(2.2) transmission and clutch. i don't baby my trucks at all, they are used for their intended purpose and this one fits the bill. is it a coincidence that they all rust out in the same places, no matter what year they are?




My sonoma

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Regular Cab SB

It has been an excellent truck for me and the wife. it has proven to be dependable and reliable. It is a good driving truck, nice ride.




150k

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

i have inherited my fathers 1998 GMC Sonoma extended cab and it's excellent! We recently recharged the air system and it feels like factory new. We've only had the brakes blow out twice and the front tie rods break but that's really it. i love this truck because its very fun to drive but i wish the 4 cylinder had more power. it has the 5 speed manual so it makes driving interesting. all i have to say is that this is the best truck our family has ever owned and i hope to keep it running for years to come.




Served its purpose

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

I bought this truck off a 3 year lease and have put 90K miles on it with little problems. I had to replace the alternator and the U-joint, but the engine and tranny have been reliable. It also has a little more road noise than I'd like. However, these complaints are minimal compared to the reliability and good gas milage it gets (28 miles/gallon).




Awesome pickup

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Awesome pickup. College kid and I love it. Only downside can't find any aftermarket parts.




Most reliable truck ever owned

by on
Vehicle: 1998 GMC Sonoma SLE 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I am now approaching 300,000 miles on this truck and still have not spent money in repairs. I have changed the serpentine belt, headlamp and tires, but this truck has been very good to me.



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Full 1998 GMC Sonoma Review

What's New for 1998

Styling is retuned inside and out, resulting in a sleeker look and better interior ergonomics. Dual second-generation airbags are standard, and seats are upgraded for improved comfort and appearance. Four-wheel disc brakes are standard on 4WD models and uplevel stereos are new for 1998. New colors inside and out round out the changes.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Talk About The 1998 Sonoma

1998 GMC Sonoma Discussions See all Started By

mikewoz84
mikewoz84
03-24-2013
I have a 1998 GMC Sonoma V-6 that is making a terrible noise from under the hood....


dave8697
dave8697
09-08-2007
The aluminum modules are in 1997, 1998, and part of 1999 model trannies. It could be V6 Sonomas, S-10s and Astros. A 2000 and later should not have problem. Problem, when properly fixed is not that bi...



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411