Used 2004 GMC Sonoma

2004 GMC Sonoma

Pros & Cons

  • Torquey V6, competitive tow ratings, rock-bottom price.
  • Low-buck interior, spotty build quality, poor resale value.

Edmunds' Expert Review

We know the value of an old trusty pickup, but in the Sonoma's case, it's just plain old.

2004 Highlights

The Sonoma is offered only as a 4x4 Crew Cab for 2004.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 GMC Sonoma.

5 star reviews: 57%
4 star reviews: 29%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 14%
Average user rating: 4.1 stars based on 7 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • maintenance & parts
  • handling & steering
  • doors
  • value
  • interior
  • ride quality
  • comfort
  • driving experience
  • warranty
  • off-roading
  • sound system
  • acceleration
  • visibility
  • spaciousness
  • towing
  • climate control
  • transmission

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, A GREAT LITTLE TRUCK


4.75 out of 5 stars, very nice pickup
david mcdow,

very easy to handle, very good power, excellent ride, good fuel milage, very good looking truck

4.5 out of 5 stars, Nice little pickup

Just bought this truck and so far I'm very happy with it. Prefer the SLS model so I can customize to my own taste. Excellent ride and handling. Doesn't feel like a truck. No bouncing and swaying. Great acceleration, good pull up hill. Gas mileage is a little rough, but with some minor modifications, should be able to get into the 20's. Buy this truck. Better ride, handling and I expect better longevity than the competition. Great truck for the price. Excellent value.

5 out of 5 stars, its ok
4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

it really struggles when pulling 8,000lb I have to put it in 1st gear to get anywhere

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Features & Specs

4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB features & specs
4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB
4.3L 6cyl 4A
MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
190 hp @ 4400 rpm

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IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test

Is the GMC Sonoma a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2004 Sonoma both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2004 Sonoma gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews) And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a GMC Sonoma. Learn more
Is the GMC Sonoma reliable?
To determine whether the GMC Sonoma is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Sonoma. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Sonoma's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2004 GMC Sonoma a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2004 GMC Sonoma is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 2004 Sonoma gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 7 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2004 Sonoma is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2004 GMC Sonoma?

The least-expensive 2004 GMC Sonoma is the 2004 GMC Sonoma 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,960.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $24,960
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What are the different models of GMC Sonoma?
If you're interested in the GMC Sonoma, the next question is, which Sonoma model is right for you? Sonoma variants include 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Sonoma models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2004 GMC Sonoma

Used 2004 GMC Sonoma Overview

The Used 2004 GMC Sonoma is offered in the following submodels: Sonoma Crew Cab. Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2004 GMC Sonoma?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2004 GMC Sonoma and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2004 Sonoma 4.1 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2004 Sonoma.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 GMC Sonoma and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 Sonoma featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 GMC Sonoma?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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