2001 GMC Sonoma

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of the 2001 GMC Sonoma. Base trim shown.

2001 GMC Sonoma Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
GMC fires another salvo in the pickup truck door wars with a crew-cab version of its compact Sonoma. Chevrolet also offers a crew-cab version of the similar S-10 pickup.

Both GM brands previously offered extended-cab models with a rear-opening third door on the driver’s side. Crew cabs have four conventional doors that open to the front. Sonoma and S-10 crew cabs are available only with four-wheel drive and a 4.3-liter V-6 engine. The rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, offers dual rear doors that open toward the rear. Four-door crew cabs also are available on the Toyota Tundra, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota compact pickups.



Exterior
With the addition of the crew cab, the Sonoma now comes in four sizes. The regular cab is 191 inches long with a 6-foot cargo bed and 207 inches long with a 7.5-foot cargo bed. The extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed and is 205 inches bumper to bumper. The crew cab has the same overall length as the extended cab. But with more space devoted to the rear doors, the cargo bed shrinks to 4.5 feet.



Interior
Both regular-cab and extended models can have either a front bench seat that fits three people 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.

The crew cab comes only in the top-shelf SLS trim with front buckets and a three-place rear bench.



Under the Hood
A 120-horsepower 2.2-l...
Vehicle Overview
GMC fires another salvo in the pickup truck door wars with a crew-cab version of its compact Sonoma. Chevrolet also offers a crew-cab version of the similar S-10 pickup.

Both GM brands previously offered extended-cab models with a rear-opening third door on the driver’s side. Crew cabs have four conventional doors that open to the front. Sonoma and S-10 crew cabs are available only with four-wheel drive and a 4.3-liter V-6 engine. The rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, offers dual rear doors that open toward the rear. Four-door crew cabs also are available on the Toyota Tundra, Nissan Frontier and Dodge Dakota compact pickups.



Exterior
With the addition of the crew cab, the Sonoma now comes in four sizes. The regular cab is 191 inches long with a 6-foot cargo bed and 207 inches long with a 7.5-foot cargo bed. The extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed and is 205 inches bumper to bumper. The crew cab has the same overall length as the extended cab. But with more space devoted to the rear doors, the cargo bed shrinks to 4.5 feet.



Interior
Both regular-cab and extended models can have either a front bench seat that fits three people 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.

The crew cab comes only in the top-shelf SLS trim with front buckets and a three-place rear bench.



Under the Hood
A 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on two-wheel-drive models. A 4.3-liter V-6 is standard on four-wheel-drive models and optional on 2WDs. The V-6 rates 180 hp with 2WD and 190 hp with 4WD.

The 4x4s use General Motors’ Insta-Trac system, which has 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 2001 Buying Guide

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What Drivers Are Saying

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2001 sonoma

by b0mbfire from Corona on July 7, 2017

good but recently lot of issues after only 140,000 mile s ware and tare good little pick up truck for small issue stuff moving lawn work construction ect Read full review

(5.0)

This car never had a mechanical problem in 16 year

by BCC from LA, CA. on July 7, 2017

In every aspect such as reliable, comfortable, easy handling and more.it met all my needs. I would buy it all over again. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

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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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