Used 2001 GMC Sonoma


2001 GMC Sonoma

2001 Highlights

An all-new model has been added to the Sonoma lineup for 2001, a four-door Crew Cab, complete with Vortec 4300 V6, automatic transmission, InstaTrac four-wheel-drive system and SLS trim. Powertrain improvements incorporate an advanced control module for the V6 and flex-fuel capability for the four-cylinder. There are also new aluminum wheels with the sport suspension, and programmable automatic power door locks.


Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2001 GMC Sonoma for Sale

GMC Sonoma 2001 2dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M) 141,133 miles
Used 2001GMC SonomaSLS
List:$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
GMC Sonoma 2001 2dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M) Indigo Blue Metallic Pewter93,588 miles
Used 2001GMC SonomaSLS
List:$7,548
Est.Loan: $154/mo

Edmunds' Expert Review

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 in a couple years, but if you need a compact truck now, better check out the competition first.

vehicle overview

With an aggressive look, available sport suspension, third-door extended cab, snazzy Sportside bed and a strong 4.3-liter V6 under the hood, GMC's Sonoma has been positioned as a more versatile alternative to the traditional sporty coupe. But with the addition of a true, four-door Crew Cab model this year, Sonomas can be configured to suit just about any driving requirement, from people or utility hauler to off-road bruiser. You can choose from three wheelbases, four cabs (regular, two- or three-door extended, and now four-door crew), a short box or long box in Wideside or Sportside versions and two- or four-wheel drive. Then, you still have to consider three trim levels (SL, SLS and SLE), two engines (a four-cylinder or V6), a manual or automatic transmission, and no less than five different suspensions (three for 2WD and two for 4WD models). Whew!

Four-wheel-drive models, which have four-wheel disc brakes and GM's electronic InstaTrac transfer case standard, are motivated by a 190-horsepower Vortec 4300 V6 (with 250 foot-pounds of torque). Opt for the 4.3 in a 2WD Sonoma, and it'll deliver 180 horses. The base powertrain is a 120-horse, 2.2-liter four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. A four-speed automatic is optional on all but the new Crew Cab, where it's standard. Two-wheel-drive buyers can choose from an all-purpose "smooth-ride" suspension, a firmer "heavy-duty" setup, or a handling-oriented ZQ8 "sport" version. With a "high-payload" suspension standard on 4WD trucks, you'll want to order the High-Rider package if serious off-roading is part of your driving mix. Tagged the ZR2 option, High-Riders boast a bigger, reinforced frame, beefy shocks and three-ply all-terrain tires.

Inside, Sonomas and Chevrolet S-Series pickups are virtually identical, with a roomy cab and modern dash layout. Center stack controls are canted toward the driver for improved access. Unfortunately, the cloth trim and carpeting feel thin, and plastic used for dash panels and switchgear still looks as though it was sourced from a toy company. On extended-cab trucks, an optional left-side access door makes loading/unloading a breeze, but choosing the three-door cab eliminates one of the rear fold-out jump seats.

Outfit a Sonoma with the 180-horse V6 and five-speed stick and add the ZQ8 sport suspension, and this little truck performs as energetically as some sports cars did a decade ago. The curvy Sportside box and sharp, new five-spoke alloys nicely complement the package, turning the Sonoma into a true factory sport truck. Sure, competitors from Ford and Toyota come across as more refined than Sonoma, and the one from Dodge feels large enough to be in a class by itself. But if you're looking for a sporty hauler or just a compact that can carry the whole crew, Sonoma's the hot ticket.

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Features & Specs

2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
MPG22222222
Seating3333
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower120 hp @ 5000 rpm120 hp @ 5000 rpm120 hp @ 5000 rpm120 hp @ 5000 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3/5
    Passenger3/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Rollover3/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    M
    Marginal

Top Consumer Reviews

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I bought this truck new for less than $10,000 and It has been great. I have used it for work and play. I have 40,000 miles on it now and it still makes me smile even when I make the payments! For the money I give it a 10! - Bye
good truck
Great truck, fun to drive. Also is real sporty looking. Gets good gas milage.
'01 Sonoma SLS
I own a 2001 GMC Sonoma SLS, 2.2L 5spd Reg. Cab with the short-Stepside bed. It's a great little truck, a bit on the small side if you're a bigger person, (I'm 6'3", 280lbs) but I still seem to fit in there alright. It handles pretty well in town and it's easy to park because of its size, but when you're traveling at high speeds or going down windy roads, you can tell it's a light truck. Repair bills aren't usually too steep because the Sonoma shares parts with the Blazer, Jimmy and S-10 so getting cheap parts is easy. All and all, it's a pretty good little truck.
Used 2001 GMC Sonoma Overview

The Used 2001 GMC Sonoma is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Extended Cab SL 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 2dr Extended Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and 2dr Extended Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2001 GMC Sonoma?

Price comparisons for Used 2001 GMC Sonoma trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 GMC Sonoma SLS is priced between $7,548 and $8,995 with odometer readings between 93588 and 141133 miles.

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