Even with a long list of improvements and available configurations, the Sonoma seems a bit old. The newer and more refined competition is taking the market from the Sonoma. If you want a good deal, the 2002 GMC Sonoma still offers a very good value, however.
The 2002 GMC Sonoma comes in three sizes. The regular cab measures 190.6 inches, riding on 108.3-inch wheelbase. The extended cab sits on a 122.9-inch wheelbase and measures 205.3 inches in length. Lastly, the crew cab pickups measure the same as extended cabs, but the rear doors take up more space. The cargo bed measures smaller than the extended cab at 4.5 feet. The third door remains optional on the extended cab. Some of the other exterior features include intermittent wipers, painted-finish bumpers, a chrome grille, cargo tie-downs, a temporary spare tire, and privacy glass. The Sonoma uses 15-inch wheels made of steel or alloy, depending upon the trim level chosen.
Inside the extended cab and regular cab drivers find a pair of buckets or a bench seat holding three occupants. Two rear-folding jump seats come standard in the extended cab. Crew cab pickups have a three-place bench in the rear and front bucket seats. Standard interior features include cruise control, front cup holders, air-conditioning, premium cloth upholstery, and a leather steering wheel. Front door pockets, a clock, front floor mats, front reading lights, a tilt steering wheel, and console with storage provide additional standard features. Optional features for the 2002 GMC Sonoma include a stereo with a six-disc CD changer that has speed-sensitive volume.
The 2002 GMC Sonoma has an impressive list of reasons for purchasing one of the pickups. It shows off an aggressive look, with three doors on the extended cab, a newly available sport suspension, and strong engines for hauling and towing. GM offers three wheelbases from which to choose, as well as body styles. The Sonoma comes in regular, extended-cab, and crew-cab styles. The two trim levels add to the list of choices for shoppers to make, along with engines and transmissions.