2004 Volkswagen Jetta

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32 reviews
Available Price Range $1,516-$7,524 Trims13 Combined MPG 25-42 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

Our Take

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 Je... 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


Our 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 used in... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

Based on 32 reviews

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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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