• (4.0) 40 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,369$7,129
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25-42
  • Engine: 115-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take on the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen’s Jetta sedan is built from the same design, and features similar front styling, than the automaker’s Golf hatchback. But the Jetta is equipped with a trunk at the rear. The Jetta is Volkswagen’s most popular model in the United States.A revised standard-equipment list w... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Seat adjustment
  • Price

Notable Features

  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Gasoline and diesel engines
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD layout

2004 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Jetta diesel has come a long way No longer loud or smoky, hatchback is powerful, affordable. With the end of $30 a barrel oil comes renewed interest in fuel economy. Along with a growing number of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, diesel engine automobiles are seen as another solution, one that smacks of a '70s era revival in the United States. While diesel engines have long been... Read full review for the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Consumer Reviews


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MK4 Jettas are the best VW made.

by MK4 Jetta Lover from Hickory Hills on February 20, 2012

These Jettas are the best ones VW made. They are more reliable and less complcated than the newer MK5 and up models. 99-04s get great fuel economy and if they are properly maintained, meaning you DO N... Read Full Review

13 Trim Levels Available

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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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