Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze

Pros & Cons

  • Extremely spacious, comfortable seats, impressive handling.
  • Weak four-cylinder engines, low-rent interior fittings, lots of engine and road roar at speed.
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$1,743 - $4,441

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Priced thousands less than class rivals, the Breeze lacks refinement but offers a generous list of standard features for short money.

Vehicle overview

Despite Plymouth's death, the Breeze is still gusting along. The Breeze, a sibling of the Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Cirrus, was originally poised to lead Plymouth's revival as Chrysler's value brand by offering a stylish, roomy four-door sedan with a decent level of standard equipment for a low price. But that marketing plan, and Breeze sales, are faltering. The Breeze comes standard with air conditioning, tilt steering, six-speaker stereo, rear-window defroster, remote trunk release and a folding rear seat. The short options list includes antilock brakes, power door locks and windows, power sunroof, and a choice of stereos. A five-speed manual transmission is standard and a four-speed automatic is optional. Power comes from a 132-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine lifted from the smaller Neon. Also available is a 2.4-liter engine, which brings 150 horsepower and 167 foot-pounds of torque, and that's just what the Breeze needs to try to live up to its name. Sadly, a manual transmission is not available with this larger powerplant. Both engines meet California's low-emission vehicle regulations. Driving the Breeze proves it to be a strictly point A to point B kind of conveyance. Equipped with an automatic transmission, as most are, the car is dreadfully slow to accelerate with the base 2.0-liter engine, and only marginally quicker to speed with the optional 2.4-liter motor. Handling is surprisingly good, with responsive steering and a flat cornering stance, thanks to a four-wheel independent suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars. Interior trim is low-rent in feel and appearance, but ergonomics are generally good. Forward visibility is excellent, but the high rear deck and narrow backlight mean reversing can become a guessing game. The raucous engines make lots of racket, and road rumble is plainly evident on the highway. This is not a quiet car.Breeze differs from the Stratus and Cirrus primarily in front and rear appearances and available equipment. When it premiered in 1996, the Breeze was a real value, giving buyers a midsize-car package on a small-car budget. While it is still a relatively inexpensive car, it's no longer an exceptional value when equipped with options. Plus, buyers looking for more variety or a V6 engine will want to choose the Chrysler or Dodge models. It's problems like these that nailed the coffin shut for Plymouth.

2000 Highlights

New colors and child-seat tether anchorages update the Breeze for 2000.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2000 Plymouth Breeze.

Average user rating: 4.7 stars
11 total reviews
5 star reviews: 82%
4 star reviews: 9%
3 star reviews: 9%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • comfort
  • fuel efficiency
  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness
  • interior
  • engine
  • value
  • seats
  • driving experience
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • transmission

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, 500
Jim Rousch,
4dr Sedan
Who would believe me if I told you that a Plymouth Breeze could go 500 miles on a tank of gas? I've done it three times. The key is to drive the freeways as much as you can and keep it at 55-just like it's 1974 all over again. The car is comfortable and very reliable. The 2.4 liter engine has enough power to get you where you need to punch it, but still sips gas. It's turning radius is insane! A Plymouth Breeze can do a straight U- turn in places where most cars its size can't.
4.125/5 stars, Very Dependable Daily Driver
4dr Sedan
I have the 2000 Breeze with the 2.4L engine in it. The car overall is very basic, but very practical. The thing has never left me stranded and always starts right up, even in -30 below Wisconsin winters. The car only has 88,000 miles on it, and is still running like its brand new. It does have a very minor rust patch on the front of the hood, but other than that, everything is spot on.
5/5 stars, Great buy
very good buy,
4dr Sedan
Just bought used with 156000 miles on it and this thing still thinks it's new. Great pick up, takes turns like my Camaro and dosen't use any gas. At over $3.40/gal for gas I plan on keeping it a very long time. The lie that only Honda and Toyota are reliable and dependable is crushed in my mind
5/5 stars, I love this car
Peggy Setliff,
4dr Sedan
I bought this car used, it was a leased car. I have had only a couple of problems with my car but they were minor. All of my grandchildren love to drive my car too. It handles so easy and has a lot of power. It has a lot of room to be a small car, very comfortable.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
23 City / 34 Hwy / 27 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.0 gal. capacity
0 seats
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 132 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 129 lb-ft @ 4950 rpm
Basic Warranty
Length: 186.7 in. / Height: 54.3 in. / Width: 71.7 in.
Curb Weight: 2945 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 15.7 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver3 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver3 / 5
Passenger2 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Plymouth Breeze a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2000 Breeze both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Plymouth Breeze fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Breeze gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Breeze has 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Plymouth Breeze. Learn more

Is the Plymouth Breeze reliable?

To determine whether the Plymouth Breeze is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Breeze. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Breeze's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2000 Plymouth Breeze a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2000 Plymouth Breeze is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2000 Breeze is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2000 Plymouth Breeze?

The least-expensive 2000 Plymouth Breeze is the 2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan. Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $0.

Other versions include:

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    What are the different models of Plymouth Breeze?

    If you're interested in the Plymouth Breeze, the next question is, which Breeze model is right for you? Breeze variants include 4dr Sedan. For a full list of Breeze models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2000 Plymouth Breeze

    Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze Overview

    The Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze is offered in the following submodels: Breeze Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan. The Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.

    What do people think of the 2000 Plymouth Breeze?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2000 Breeze 4.7 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2000 Breeze.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2000 Plymouth Breeze and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2000 Breeze featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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    What's a good price for a New Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze?

    Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan

    The Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $16,630. The average price paid for a new Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan is trending $14,900 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $14,900 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $1,730.

    The average savings for the Used 2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan is 89.6% below the MSRP.

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    What is the MPG of a 2000 Plymouth Breeze?

    2000 Plymouth Breeze 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded
    27 compined MPG,
    23 city MPG/34 highway MPG

    EPA Est. MPG27
    Transmission5-speed manual
    Drive Trainfront wheel drive
    Displacement2.0 L
    Passenger VolumeN/A
    Wheelbase108.0 in.
    Length186.7 in.
    Width71.7 in.
    Height54.3 in.
    Curb Weight2945 lbs.

    Should I lease or buy a 2000 Plymouth Breeze?

    Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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