2004 GMC Sonoma Review

Pros & Cons

  • Torquey V6, competitive tow ratings, rock-bottom price.
  • Low-buck interior, spotty build quality, poor resale value.
List Price Estimate
$2,774 - $5,176

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2004 Highlights

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

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 GMC Sonoma.

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Most helpful consumer reviews

JACK WOOD,11/10/2004
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.
very nice pickup
david mcdow,07/12/2004
very easy to handle, very good power, excellent ride, good fuel milage, very good looking truck
gmc builds junk
bad truck,10/22/2004
third door handle broke - twice. power window came unriveted from door mount. alternator went bad ,as a result had to reset radio at a cost of $80. tailgate bolts came loose on right and left side. tailgate cable broke. rear axke bearing passenger side went bad. windshield cracked twice no rocks sitiing still and heard a loud crack. auto transmision seems like it downshifts way to much like there is no power and it has to downshift to keep momentum on even the smallest of grades. recommend -don't buy

Features & Specs

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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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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).

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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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