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Info & specs

GMC Sonoma

GMC Sonoma side view
GMC Sonoma angular front perspective
GMC Sonoma angular rear perspective

Overview of the GMC Sonoma

Learn about the GMC Sonoma


Also known as the S-15, the GMC Sonoma is a compact pickup that was produced from 1981 to 2004. There are two distinct generations: the first (model years 1982–1993) and the more modern, recognizable second generation (model years 1994–2004). Along with affordability, the Sonoma’s powerful V6 engine and towing capabilities are its strong points, which might balance out claims of spotty build quality and low-end interior materials. While this truck's proportions are easily dwarfed by what's on the market today, the Sonoma's uniquely small size is how it's earned a loyal following.

Pros and cons of the GMC Sonoma

  • Long list of configurations
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive available
  • Ceased production in 2004
  • Limited space in rear jump seats
  • High fuel consumption in V6 engines
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the GMC Sonoma

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 5
  • Doors2 - 4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption10.7 - 17.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.2 - 12.5 L/100km
  • Width1723 - 1725 mm
  • Length4790 - 5248 mm
  • Trunk space439 L
  • Cargo space439 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the GMC Sonoma

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the GMC Sonoma 1995 - 2003 is available in 4 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Sonoma

Dimensions of the GMC Sonoma

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20031575 mm1725 mm4842 mm
20021575 mm1723 mm4841 mm
20011578 mm1725 mm4828 mm
20001578 mm1725 mm4828 mm
19991578 mm1725 mm4828 mm
19981577 mm1725 mm4790 mm
19971577 mm1725 mm4790 mm
19961578 mm1725 mm4790 mm
19951572 mm1725 mm4801 mm

Towing capacity of the GMC Sonoma

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20032358 − 2721 kg
20022358 − 2721 kg
2001907 − 1996 kg
2000907 − 1996 kg
1999907 − 2495 kg
1998907 − 2495 kg2495 kg
19972495 kg2495 kg
1996907 − 2495 kg