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19-26 MPG
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2000 GMC Sonoma Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Sonoma is GMC’s version of the compact pickup that Chevrolet markets as the S-10 and Isuzu peddles as the Hombre. They differ only in styling, and all three receive minor updates for 2000.

Next fall, the GMC and Chevrolet lineups will expand with the arrival of four-door crew-cab models. Isuzu has not announced if or when it will get the crew cab. General Motors owns an equity interest in Isuzu, and the two companies share other products and components.

Crew cabs have four conventional full-size doors that are hinged at the front. The Sonoma extended cab is currently available with an optional third door that swings open toward the rear and can’t be opened unless the front doors are opened first.

The rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, offers dual rear doors that open toward the rear. Four-door crew cabs currently are available on the Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota. Toyota will introduce one on its Tacoma before the end of the year.

Exterior
The Sonoma comes in three sizes. The regular cab with a 6-foot cargo bed is 191 inches long, and with a 7.5-foot cargo bed is 207 inches. The extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed and is 205 inches bumper to bumper.

Flared rear fenders that GMC calls Sportside are optional on Sonomas with the 6-foot cargo bed.

Interior
Both regular-cab and extended-cab models have either a front-bench seat that seats three or a pair of bucket seats. Two folding rear jump seats are standard on extended-cab model...

Vehicle Overview
Sonoma is GMC’s version of the compact pickup that Chevrolet markets as the S-10 and Isuzu peddles as the Hombre. They differ only in styling, and all three receive minor updates for 2000.

Next fall, the GMC and Chevrolet lineups will expand with the arrival of four-door crew-cab models. Isuzu has not announced if or when it will get the crew cab. General Motors owns an equity interest in Isuzu, and the two companies share other products and components.

Crew cabs have four conventional full-size doors that are hinged at the front. The Sonoma extended cab is currently available with an optional third door that swings open toward the rear and can’t be opened unless the front doors are opened first.

The rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, offers dual rear doors that open toward the rear. Four-door crew cabs currently are available on the Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota. Toyota will introduce one on its Tacoma before the end of the year.

Exterior
The Sonoma comes in three sizes. The regular cab with a 6-foot cargo bed is 191 inches long, and with a 7.5-foot cargo bed is 207 inches. The extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed and is 205 inches bumper to bumper.

Flared rear fenders that GMC calls Sportside are optional on Sonomas with the 6-foot cargo bed.

Interior
Both regular-cab and extended-cab models have either a front-bench seat that seats three or a pair of bucket seats. Two folding rear jump seats are standard on extended-cab models, but the one on the driver’s side is deleted from versions with the optional third door.

Under the Hood
A 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on two-wheel-drive models. Starting with December production, this engine is designed to run on a gasoline/ethanol mixture of up to 85 percent ethanol. A 4.3-liter V-6 is standard on four-wheel-drive models and is optional on 2WDs. The V-6 rates 180 horsepower with 2WD and 190 with 4WD.

GM’s Insta-Trac 4WD system uses an electronic transfer case that allows shifting in or out of 4WD High on the move with a dashboard switch.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

3.8
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Exterior Styling
(3.9)
Performance
(3.6)
Interior Design
(3.2)
Comfort
(3.5)
Reliability
(4.0)
Value For The Money
(3.4)
(4.0)

Nice little 4 cylinder engine. Simple, reliable.

by Lord_Edward from Fords, NJ on November 29, 2018

This tiny truck was very useful for hauling large objects that were not too heavy. Brought home major appliances, lumber etc. It was rear wheel drive which made it useless in snow, however. Read full review

(4.0)

not bad truck to own

by natefootball74 from Concord, NC on April 1, 2018

Small and powerful i own a v6 automatic and its perfect to maneuver through tight spaces. It is great when it comes to towing. However it is light Read full review

Safety

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sonoma received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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