Used 2002 GMC Sonoma Pricing

2002 Highlights

In what is likely the last year of production before a full redesign, the Sonoma gets a host of minor equipment upgrades. All extended cabs get a standard third door, while all models get a bed extender and upgraded stereos. The top-of-the-line SLE trim level has been discontinued along with the regular cab, long-bed model. Graphite leather trim is now available on crew cab models and Sandalwood has been added to the color palette.


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


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

Used 2002 GMC Sonoma for Sale

GMC Sonoma 2002 3dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A) Pewter Metallic Graphite99,312 miles
Used 2002GMC SonomaSLS
Est.Loan: $131/mo
Malloy Ford(1)
38.4 mi away
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**Clean Carfax**, **V6**, **4X4 4WD**. Odometer is 32417 miles below market average! 2002 GMC Sonoma SLS Vortec 4.3L V6 SFI 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 4WD Pewter Metallic Clean CARFAX. The Valley's BEST car deals are right here in Winchester!! Contact Malloy Ford Internet Sales at 540-667-4434 or email

GMC Sonoma 2002 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A) Polo Green Metallic Graphite131,616 miles
Used 2002GMC SonomaSLS
Est.Loan: $113/mo
GMC Sonoma 2002 3dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A) Pewter Metallic 73,504 miles
Used 2002GMC SonomaSLS
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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 next year, 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. You can choose from three wheelbases, four cabs (regular, two- or three-door extended, and four-door crew), a short box or long box in Wideside or Sportside versions and two- or four-wheel drive. The decisions aren't over yet, as the Sonoma still offers two different trim levels, two engines and transmissions as well as multiple suspensions.

Two-wheel-drive Sonomas come in either regular or extended-cab body styles. The standard engine is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder rated at 120 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with a four-speed automatic optional. If a four-wheel-drive Sonoma is your preference, you can choose between an extended or crew cab body style. The standard engine on these models is a 4.3-liter Vortec V6 with 190 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on extended cabs, while the four-speed automatic comes standard on crew cabs and optional on extended cabs. The 4.3-liter Vortec V6 is also an option on both 2WD Sonomas, although it's rated slightly lower at 180 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque.

Two-wheel-drive buyers can choose from an all-purpose "smooth-ride" suspension, the firmer Z85 "heavy-duty" setup or a handling-oriented ZQ8 "sport" version. The Z85 heavy-duty suspension is standard on 4WD trucks, but if you're serious about four-wheeling, the Sonoma also offers the ZR2 option package that adds heavy-duty shocks and oversized tires.

Inside, Sonomas and Chevrolet S-Series pickups are virtually identical, with decent room for the driver and front passenger. However, don't expect anyone to sit in back without a fight as rear seat accommodations in extended cab Sonomas are tight. Even crew cab models are noticeably cramped for rear passengers. Center stack controls are canted toward the driver for improved access. Unfortunately, the cloth trim and carpeting feel thin, and the plastic used for dash panels and switchgear is noticeably low-grade. Crew cab models now offer Graphite leather trim for a more upscale look, and all models get upgraded stereo systems.

Although the Sonoma does offer an almost endless list of available configurations and options, there's no getting around the fact that the Sonoma is just plain old. With newer, more refined competition from Toyota and Ford on the market, the Sonoma doesn't look quite as appealing as it once did. If you're looking for a good deal, the Sonoma will probably fill the bill, but if you're looking for the best compact truck you can buy, look elsewhere.

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Features & Specs

2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 4A)2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M)2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 4A)2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)gas
Horsepower120 hp @ 5000 rpm120 hp @ 5000 rpm120 hp @ 5000 rpm190 hp @ 4400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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

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Wish I could do it over!!!
This truck has been nothing but problems. My truck has less than 8000 miles on it and it has had the dash replaced, transmission rebuilt. The fuel injector, intake gasket and rocker covers have also needed replacing. I have tried to get a buy back from GMC but I guess the truck hasn't broken enough for them to do that yet, and I do say yet because I am convinced that they will buy the damn thing back by the time it is all said and done. Stay away far away from this truck.
Good little truck.
Bought the truck used with 120k miles for a steal, it's pushing 180k now and I've done nothing to this truck other than basic maintenance. The only issues I've had with it are a crap radio (which is a common GM problem) and the typical rust on these little trucks. As far as the rust goes, the fender wells on the bed are for the most part completely gone, but the stepside trucks seem to be plagued with this issue. Slight rust on the cab corners and rockers, and the spare tire cable rusted and the tire fell off. As far as reliability, it's been among the best I've owned. It's not a powerhouse, but the little 2.2 does well when mated to the 5 speed. It doesn't seem to like interstate travel, as its runs about 3k rpms at 75 mph, but it cruises right along. The engine is noisy, it has that trademark 2.2 timing chain noise, but it has no effect on performance. Replacing with oem parts will cure it, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Overall I love my little truck, and wouldn't hesitate to buy another. May go for a 4.3 next time for more power.
1 fun ride!
I've had really good luck with my '02 Sonoma SLS 5spd. with a 4.3l V6. It's definitely a fast little truck with only a few small/cheap parts. Cold air intake and a hypertech chip and you've got a sport truck. I love blowing away the occassional sport compacts and full- sized "accessorized" trucks! Power-to- weight do the math (275hp+small, light truck= HOLD ON!)
Used 2002 GMC Sonoma Overview

The Used 2002 GMC Sonoma is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD LB (2.2L 4cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), 2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab SL 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 5M), 3dr Extended Cab SLS 4WD SB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2dr Regular Cab SLS 2WD LB (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3dr Extended Cab SL 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 5M), and 3dr Extended Cab SLS 2WD SB (2.2L 4cyl 4A).

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Save up to $151 on one of 2 Used 2002 GMC Sonoma for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,495 as of 06/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2002 GMC Sonoma trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 GMC Sonoma SLS is priced between $5,495 and $6,397 with odometer readings between 99312 and 131616 miles.

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