• (3.8) 12 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,829$7,065
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
2004 Volvo S40

Our Take on the 2004 Volvo S40

Volvo’s compact S40 sedan and its V40 wagon companion got a mild freshening in 2003 and are available in three new colors for 2004. A new Limited Sport Edition package is now offered and includes 16-inch Crater alloy wheels, a moonroof, a power driver’s seat, front and rear spoilers, le... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior space

Notable Features

  • Five-passenger FWD sedan
  • 1.9-liter four-cylinder
  • Adaptive five-speed automatic
  • Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • V40 wagon also available

2004 Volvo S40 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

How Swede it is!After the rest of its line was treated to makeovers, the lowly Volvo S40 sedan finally gets the spa treatment.This all-new sedan replaces the old S40, a model that dated from the mid-'90s and was developed in a joint venture with Mitsubishi. The all-new S40 takes little from that car.Instead, the new worldwide Ford C1 platform, used for the Mazda3 and European Ford C-Max, i... Read full review for the 2004 Volvo S 40

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Volvo S40 2004

by Milton from Ann Arbor, MI on October 20, 2011

I got 177,000 miles out of my volvo s40, a far cry from the 300,000 miles Volvo told me I would get. I spent quite a bit of money maintaining the car. Front seats were very comfortable on long trips. ... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2004 Volvo S40 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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

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