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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
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
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Review of the 2003 GMC Sonoma

  • We know the value of an old trusty pickup, but in the Sonoma's case, it's just plain old. A redesign is on the way next year, but if you need a compact truck now, we suggest checking out the competition first.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Multiple configurations, fuel-efficient base engine, torquey V6.

  • Cons

    Low-buck interior, spotty build quality, poor resale value.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Sonoma gets a few changes for what will be the final year of production of the current model. There's a new split-folding bench seat on all two-wheel-drive models, new seat materials, an optional six-disc CD changer and a sport package for crew-cab models.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Best thing i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SL Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I bought the truck brand new with 3 miles on it. Nothing has went wrong with it in five years, so if you take care of it, it will take care of you.The truck has got 90,000 miles on it now and most of it is highway miles. Did some modifiyng but an air intake system and a AIC model in it and I get about 42 miles to the gallon, before it got 37.




I could design a better

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SLS Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

First off, bought the truck on GM's reputation. Decent design, good comfort, but performance, and gas mileage is something to be desired. I had a '96 Nissan 4 banger that would run circles around this GMC. Come on guy's get with it.




My work truck

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SLS Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Since I have had my Sonoma, I have gotten avg. of 26mpg. The power of the 4 cyl engine leaves to be desired, however, it is a good crusing truck and rides very nice. It is sporty looking and really fun to drive.




Most horrible car ever owned

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SL Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

I purchased this car to commute to work everyday and not for heavy duty use. This car has been driven only 17000 Miles and transmission started losing oil. The power steering makes noise and the car runs rough on turns. This is my second GMC car and the last one. I hate cheap workmanship, crappy design and horrible engineering. How can a well maintained car (by dealer every 3000 miles) has to have transmission problem after only 17000 miles? Please save yourself a lot time/money and buy a decent car and I urge GMS to send their designers to Honda or Toyota for through training.




Chris

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SL Rwd LB (2.2L 4cyl 4A)

even though i bought this truck without really wanting to. it met my price range and has served its purpose. which is to get me from point A to point B. it is a very reliable truck, also the gas milage is great.




Read your manual

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SL Rwd SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

If I had read the owners manual before buying I would not own this GMC. The maintenance schedule is the one I maintained on l950 vintage vehicles. Unbelievable. The gas milage of 19-25 was more like 13.5 in the summer (4cyl. w/ac} I bought the vehicle for handicapped passenger comfort and discovered the floor is uneven on the passanger side. There is no storage space under the seats and hardly can get anything behind the seat.



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Full 2003 GMC Sonoma Review

What's New for 2003

The Sonoma gets a few changes for what will be the final year of production of the current model. There's a new split-folding bench seat on all two-wheel-drive models, new seat materials, an optional six-disc CD changer and a sport package for crew-cab models.

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Talk About The 2003 Sonoma

2003 GMC Sonoma Discussions See all Started By

nkpltrr
nkpltrr
09-01-2014
I have a 2003 GMC Sonoma that suddenly started making a very loud vibration or rattle noise at hwy speeds. I was traveling on a trip and during the trip the noise started. It sounds like it is coming ...


leot3
leot3
05-28-2013
I have a 2003 sonoma p/u. I have changed the thermstate and I still have no heat. I also see that the temp. of the engin is running cooler then normal, which is why I changed it. This did not work a...


obyone
obyone
02-11-2003
(a shift lever on the floor) (RPO NP2) and a Sonoma with a push button transfer case with a 2H1, 4H1 and 4L0 position (RPO NP1). The RPO codes for this style of transfer case are NP1 (NVG 233, 243, 2...



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