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1998 GMC Sonoma

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

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  • 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.

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Customer Reviews

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150k

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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.




Great mountain truck

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

Bought the 2WD 4 cyl 5 spd truck new in '98 and put about 23.5k/year on it (now 128k). I live in Vail, CO and climb mountain passes and drive lots of snow. It does 60-65 MPH on the long grades (3rd gear, 5000 RPM) and 80-85 everywhere else. Performs impeccably with 4 studded snows (3rd set)--no need for 4WD, and I go everywhere. Has a fiberglass cap. Mileage never better than 23 MPG. Cruise, tilt, air, moon roof make for a nice low cost vehicle. Solid and very stable to drive.




Trouble free (so far)!

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

Bought truck 11/2000 with 55k miles, put 20k miles on it so far, and haven't had to put a dime into it. Overall, a great little truck, and with the 2.2 4- cylinder and a 5-speed, it gets 27MPG highway on regular gas - which is hard to beat in a truck! Fun to drive and a great 2nd vehicle.




Relatively average

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

I have found the truck to be simply that-nothing special



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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