2000 Isuzu Trooper

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of the 2000 Isuzu Trooper. Base trim shown.

2000 Isuzu Trooper Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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 ...
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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(4.5)
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(4.0)
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(4.2)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

The best used car I've ever owned

by Red from St Louis mo on May 5, 2018

I bought a used 2000 isuzu trooper in 2015 for $950 It will be 3 yrs since I've owned it Havnt done anything major except for brakes.. a alternator and regular oil changes..that's it..starts up every ... Read full review

(5.0)

300k and still going

by Jerry P. from Houston,Tx. on November 21, 2017

Bought my Trooper in 2000. Changed the transmission @ 100,000 miles. now @ 309,680 and still going. Certainly got my money's worth! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2000 Isuzu Trooper currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Trooper received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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