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1999 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 1999 GMC Sonoma

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  • Pros

    Sporty styling, fuel-efficient base engine, powerful optional V6.

  • Cons

    Cheesy interior plastics, spotty build quality, low seating positions.

  • What's New for 1999

    The '99 Sonoma touts four new exterior colors, a new steering wheel with mini-module depowered airbag and larger, more robust outside rearview mirrors, with the uplevel power mirror gaining a heated feature. AutoTrac, GM's electronic push-button two-speed transfer case, is now standard on four-wheel-drive models, and all Sonomas get a content theft alarm with remote keyless entry as well as a flash-to-pass headlamp feature for the smart stalk. Serious four-wheelers can now order composite skid plates.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Sls ext 2.2 man

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Great truck. 28mgp highway. Not a lot of power but has 2.2 5 speed. All had to do was the brakes at 70k today. Just over 100k. Great value




Useful but could be better

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

I got my truck used with about 54,5xx miles on it. I like the look of the truck, especially looking out over the hood from the driver's seat. It's actually quite pleasant to drive for a truck. The suspension isn't too squishy (floaty). The engine (4.3L V6) has good torque. Has several nice features like power locks and windows. I was surprised to find it had heated mirrors (I wish my car had that). My only beefs so far are: 1) it turns like a boat for such a small vehicle 2) wheel travel is too short. I hit the bumpstops on a back road that I never had a problem with in my Subaru 3)build quality isn't so great. The dash squeaks and the seatback adjustment handles are broken off.




Love this truck

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

This is the 2nd Sonoma I've owned and I love these trucks. They are great to drive and are perfect for light jobs around the house and yard.




Good truck

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

Nice truck overall. Best seats and interior of trucks I looked at. The 4 and automatic combination is very weak on power, but gets the job done. Gas mileage is respectable at 23 MPG. Only problem I've had is AC compressor which was replaced under extended warranty.




My gmc

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Vehicle: 1999 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab SB

I just bought a 99 GMC Sonoma a little while ago and I love my truck so far no problems or major mechanical stuff so far. I have always loved trucks. How they handle, engine etc and having an american made truck is even better!!



Full 1999 GMC Sonoma Review

What's New for 1999

The '99 Sonoma touts four new exterior colors, a new steering wheel with mini-module depowered airbag and larger, more robust outside rearview mirrors, with the uplevel power mirror gaining a heated feature. AutoTrac, GM's electronic push-button two-speed transfer case, is now standard on four-wheel-drive models, and all Sonomas get a content theft alarm with remote keyless entry as well as a flash-to-pass headlamp feature for the smart stalk. Serious four-wheelers can now order composite skid plates.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 26
  • highway
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