2000 Chrysler Cirrus

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

187.0” x 54.3”


Front-wheel drive



2 trims

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2000 Chrysler Cirrus review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Cirrus sedan is due to be redesigned for the 2001 model year, so there are no major new features for this season. However, Cirrus has a bigger role to fill now that DaimlerChrysler has announced it will phase out the Plymouth brand.

The Plymouth Breeze, a lower-priced clone of the Cirrus, disappeared from the lineup in December. Chrysler added a four-cylinder LX version of the Cirrus to take up the slack. Dodge also sells a version of this car, the Stratus, which will continue for 2001 and beyond.

Cirrus and its cousins at Dodge and Plymouth represent the second wave of cars built with the cab-forward design, which pushes the wheels out to the ends to maximize interior space. Cirrus arrived for the 1995 model year, yet the clean, contemporary styling still looks fresh.

At 187 inches stem to stern, Cirrus is about 2 inches shorter than the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry.

While the five-passenger Cirrus is shorter than the Accord or Camry, it has a longer wheelbase (108 inches) and a well-designed interior with more rear legroom — enough even for some adults to sit with their legs crossed. With the cab-forward design, low dashboard and deep side windows, visibility is great to the front and sides. However, a narrow rear window and high trunk restrict visibility to the rear.

Under the Hood
The lower-priced Cirrus LX inherits the 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine from the Breeze, and the more-expensive LXi comes with a 2.5-liter V-6 (an engine built by Mitsubishi, not DaimlerChrysler). Both engines come with a four-speed automatic transmission.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews



I waited a year of driving before I wrote this review …. Bought a 97 Chrysler cirrus at 69x miles I’m currently at 83x and I may say this car is very very reliable!! No major issues at all! Drives smooth and fast if u want a daily commute to work for cheap this is the way to go!


Very reliable car, great power and gas mileage!

Had to buy this car off of a used car lot because my 97 status caught on fire, 210k. It was a great car too. The Cirrus was not well maintained if any at all. It was a loaded LXI with the 2.5 V6. Fixed the minor things, new tires, new speakers and it is a pleasure to drive. I was driving 10 hrs one way twice a week. Got better than rated mpg, 28 mph. Has great power, comfortable for long trips, great stereo with 6 disc changer. Added a hitch and occasionally pull a lightweight trailer. Can let it sit for months, Get in and fire it up and drive 5 hours without concern. Common problems with the 2.5: valve covers leak and distributor O-ring leaks into the distributor. Fuel pump just went out at 165k. But, had been letting it set idling for heat all day for 10hrs/day for the last month too. Can't complain. New pump is $70. Looking to buy another one. The Stratus, Breeze, and Cirrus are probably some of the most reliable cars out there and are usually pretty cheap to buy. With a little maintenance, they'll run forever.


Never had a bigger pain in the @$$

I've changed the fuel filter the plugs the wires the fuel pressure regulator as well as several other new replacements my son in law has done and we cant keep it running. Now its acting as if transmission is gone out

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chrysler
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
3 months/3,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
125-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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