2001 GMC Sonoma Consumer Review: SLS Short Bed 6' 5spdMT Great

2001 GMC Sonoma - Consumer Review

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SLS Regular Cab Pickup (2.2L 4-cyl. FFV 5-speed Manual 6.1 ft. Bed)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
SLS Short Bed 6' 5spdMT Great Truck
By Owned for Five Years on


2001 GMC Sonoma 2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


Owned mine 5 yrs & very happy with it. SLS, standard cab (2 seats), 5-speed manual trans., 2.2L 4-cyl., stereo with single CD, manual door locks and manual windows. 19-22 mpg city, 24.0- 25.6 mpg hwy; range about 350-360 miles/tank. Rides better with a load in the bed. Very reliable. Interior gauges easy to see. Daytime running lights & it switches automatically to night headlamps, very useful. Comfortable. Perfectly engineered for its purpose. Good looking exterior. I added a soft tonneau, then a cap when I could afford, which helped gas mileage 1-2 mpg. Great visibility without cap, limited but acceptable with cap. Small bump in bed where gas tank is, not a big deal. Good turning radius.

Best Features

Engineering, reliability, gas mileage for non-hybrid, enough power, good interior, 3 power outlets, mpg, value for the money, ground clearance, affordable, can run on E-85 gas.

Worst Features

Remove carpet from driver side floor or increase size of floormats (I bought larger aftermarket mats to cover hole in carpet made by tennis shoes); include door lock for tailgate; add rubber liner to spare tire holder - mine rusted & stuck to the wheel.
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