GMC
Sonoma
1997
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1997 GMC Sonoma Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 GMC Sonoma specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 GMC Sonoma warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$11,617
Invoice *
$10,978
Engine
2.2L I-4 120 HP 130.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.3L V-6 175 HP 240.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.3L V-6 180 HP 245.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
23.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
30.1 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.2L I-4 120 HP 130.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.3L V-6 175 HP 240.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 4.3L V-6 180 HP 245.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
100 amp
Battery
525 amp / 690 amp heavy duty
Axle Ratio
3.73 / 3.08 / 3.42 / 4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
19.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Ride
heavy duty
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Springs
leaf / heavy duty leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " painted styled steel
Front Tires
P205/75SR15.0BSW AS / P205/75SR15.0OWL AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel / full-size
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
bench
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Door Trim
vinyl
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Cup Holder
front
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
manual
Power Outlets
1
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Front Windows
manual
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver front-impact
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
72.8 "
Exterior Length
189.0 "
Exterior Width
67.9 "
Exterior Height
63.2 "
Wheelbase
108 "
Front Tread
55 "
Rear Tread
55 "
Turning Radius
18.5 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,200 lbs. / 4,600 lbs.
Curb Weight
3,029 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,500 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,300 lbs. / 2,700 lbs.
Payload
1,171 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.44
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Front Hiproom
52.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.2 "
Exterior Cargo Width
40.3 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
39.4 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular
Bumpers
body-colored
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Grille Moldings
colored
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 GMC Sonoma safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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