• (3.8) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $111–$4,783
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17
  • Engine: 215-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2000 Isuzu Trooper

Our Take on the Latest Model 2000 Isuzu Trooper

2000 Isuzu Trooper Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Isuzu offers four SUVs in the United States, and the Trooper is the largest of the quartet. It receives minor appearance and equipment changes for 2000. Last year, Trooper came in a single price level with additional features grouped in option packages. This year, there are S, LS and Limited models, and all three are available with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. Acura dealers previously sold a clone of the Trooper as the SLX, but the SLX is discontinued for the 2000 model year.

Isuzu has extended the warranty on its 2000 models to cover major powertrain components (engine, transmission, axles, etc.) for 10 years or 120,000 miles for the original owner, the longest warranty in the industry.

Interior
Cargo room expands to a generous 90 cubic feet when both sides of the split rear seat are folded. If you want leather, the top-of-the-line Limited model is the choice, and it is an extra-cost item. All models come with automatic air-conditioning this year. The driving position is bus-like in the Trooper because the steering wheel is more horizontal than in most vehicles.

Exterior
Trooper is conventional with its four side doors and upright styling but has a unique arrangement at the rear. Vertical cargo doors split 70/30 — like a refrigerator/freezer combination — and open to the sides. The spare tire attaches to the outside of the larger door.

At 188 inches front to rear, Trooper is a foot shorter than the new Chevrolet Tahoe, but at 72.2 inches nearly as tall. A minor facelift brings a new grille, tail lamps, wheel designs and two-tone color schemes.

Under the Hood
The 3.5-liter V-6 produces 215 horsepower and comes with manual or automatic transmissions. With manual shift, 4 x 4s have a part-time 4WD system for use on slippery surfaces. With the automatic, 4WD can be engaged on dry pavement.

 

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From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

3.8

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Love my Trooper!!

by Love my Trooper!! from Indianapolis, IN on October 13, 2010

The optional 4 wheel drive is amazing during the summer and winter, you can go anywhere and not worry about getting stuck or sliding!!!! HUGE - you can fit anything and everything in this car... they ... Read Full Review

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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