2000 GMC Sonoma Review | Edmunds.com

2000 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.
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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 19/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 GMC Sonoma

  • The Sonoma offers an extensive array of available configurations and options. Too bad high-quality interiors and rock-solid build quality aren't on those lists, otherwise we might recommend it. But as it stands, we'd stick with a Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2000

    Four-wheel-drive Sonomas get a higher-output V6 and a handling/trailering suspension standard. GMC drops the 4WD long-bed and High-Rider regular-cab models and adds a new, lower-priced base-trim extended-cab model. All versions get a boost in trailer ratings and a new paint color.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awesome truck!!!

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

This was my 1st truck. I bought it in 2003, and now in 2009 and trading it in. I absolutely love this truck and it is breaking my heart to get rid of it, but it is time. I have put a lot of work into keeping it in top condition with normal maintenance. This truck was always there for me and I highly reccomend it to anyone who loves trucks and is looking for a smaller one.




Kevin2000

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

I have had my truck for 4 months and I have put on over 9000 miles on it with no problems. It is fun to drive, has excellent acceleration and is easy to drive.




Pee-uuuu

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

Bought with 74k on it. 1st and last GMC. Poor gas mileage. AC leaks out in a week and now bad heater core that requires total removal of dash and disconnect AC lines under hood just to remove heater core. Dealer wants $1,100 to replace. Lost my shirt on this truck




Anyone else run out of

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

After 6 days with the truck I ran out of gas becuase the gas gauge didn't work. The dealership was very helpful until they had to pay $2500 then they said sorry you are on your own. Upon further review of S10/Sonoma web sites I see that this gas gauge problem is not just mine. My rear passenger door handle also broke after a couple of months. It does get good gas mileage for a truck, and the 4WD works excellent. Overall, this is not a bad small truck, but everytime I get in and see the low fuel light on and I know it is full, I become angry and want to get rid of it.




Too many problems

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

I bought this truck used when it had 90K. After having it for only a year the transmission blew on me. I had just replaced the clutch and when the transmission went out it took out the clutch too. I spent $2000 repairing it. I only had the truck for 2 years and I regularly maintained it but in those two years I spent about $4000 in repairs. This can't be normal for a newer model car.




Great all around truck

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Vehicle: 2000 GMC Sonoma SLS Sport 2dr Regular Cab Stepside SB

Truck has been a steady performer with no more than routine maintenance costs.Would buy a 2004 if they were still available in this model.



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Full 2000 GMC Sonoma Review

What's New for 2000

Four-wheel-drive Sonomas get a higher-output V6 and a handling/trailering suspension standard. GMC drops the 4WD long-bed and High-Rider regular-cab models and adds a new, lower-priced base-trim extended-cab model. All versions get a boost in trailer ratings and a new paint color.

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Talk About The 2000 Sonoma

2000 GMC Sonoma Discussions See all Started By

floridian
floridian
07-22-2000
four cylinder Sonoma ? A S-10 Chevy would be the...


sonomanogo
sonomanogo
02-21-2014
I own a 2000 GMC Sonoma, with 105,000 miles on it, it has been very reliable up until yesterday. We are driving down the freeway at approx 60mph, when it gave a popping sound (back fire I gather) then...


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...



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