Similar to its fraternal twin, the 2002
Chevrolet S-10, the GMC receives the same changes plus several
2002, Sonoma offers a simpler selection of trim levels and a higher
level of standard equipment. The changes simplify vehicle ordering
and provide more customer value.
the 2WD Regular Cab long box model has been discontinued, customers
still have a wide selection of bodystyles, including two-door Regular
Cab, three-door Extended Cab and four-door Crew Cab models.
flagship four-door Crew Cab, introduced in the 2001 model year,
provides access to a highly roomy and comfortable, sedan-like interior
through four full-sized doors. It features such standard equipment
as the Vortec 4300 V6 engine and 4L60-E four-speed electronic automatic
transmission, SLS trim and four-wheel-drive, along with a specially
designed short bed configuration. The Crew Cab further enhances
its appeal with an available graphite leather trim interior and
hard, lockable tonneau cover.
offers a choice of two- or four-wheel-drive, two engines, three
transmissions and four suspension selections. Three doors are now
standard on all Extended Cab models, with the third door conveniently
located behind the drivers door for easy rear-seat storage
and passenger access. Every four-wheel-drive Extended Cab model,
equipped with the ZR2 High Rider package, receives a standard ZR2
tachometer and air conditioning are now standard on all models sold
to fleet customers. (They still have the air conditioning delete
option available to them.) Sonomas delivered to North Dakota, South
Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and Alaska now have the Cold Climate
Sonoma models offer a newly available rear cargo bed extender.
A special ZR2 decal now comes on all equipped 4x4 Extended Cab models.
SLE trim is discontinued. However, chrome grille trim and a matching
center cap on the wheels have been added to the SLS trim package.
is available as a new exterior color selection; Medium Sage Green
Metallic is discontinued.
Delayed interior lighting keeps the dome lamp lit for 15 seconds
or until the ignition is turned on after closing the front doors.
stereo, power windows, and other power Options remain active for
up to 20 minutes after the ignition is turned off or a door is open,
thanks to the retained accessory power feature.
state-of-the-art audio systems replace previous standard AM/FM stereo
and optional AM/FM stereo cassette audio systems in mid-year. Availability
of the new sound systems depends on the trim level. All audio systems
have four speakers and include:
ETR AM/FM stereo radio with digital clock, preset scan, standard
on SL and SLS trim, except for the Crew Cab.
An optional (except Crew Cab) ETR AM/FM stereo radio with single-disc
CD player; it also features automatic tone control, CD random select
and speed-compensated volume (which automatically adjusts volume
as speed increases to compensate for road noise) as well as TheftLock.
ETR AM/FM stereo radio with in-dash, single-disc CD player and in-dash
cassette tape player, standard on Crew Cab and optional on other
models; it also features automatic tone control, speed-compensated
volume, CD random-select capability and bi-directional seek capability,
search and repeat and TheftLock.
ETR AM/FM stereo radio with speed-compensated volume, TheftLock
and an in-dash, six-disc CD player, optional on all models; the
CD player provides the flexibility of loading or ejecting any one
of the six CDs independently of the others, loading up all six in
rapid sequence with the press of one button or ejecting all six
with the press of another button. It also provides single-disc random
play, selecting tracks from one disc, or full random play, skipping
from one disc to the next.
Custom cloth and Pewter Vinyl trim have been discontinued as a choice
for regular customers (non-fleet purchases).
Engine choices for Chevrolet Sonoma include a 2.2-liter, 120 horsepower/140
ft-lbs four cylinder and a 190 horsepower/250 ft-lbs. 4.3-liter