Used 2004 Volvo S40 Sedan

2004 Volvo S40

2004 Highlights

Volvo offers two generations of its S40 sedan for sale in 2004. The old S40 receives few changes this year; however, an upscale LSE trim version has been added. There are also minor revisions to the front fascia, and the audio system now comes pre-wired for a CD changer. Midway through the model year, an all-new S40 arrives as a 2004.5 model. Nothing is carried over from the previous S40. The new sedan is shorter in overall length but has a longer wheelbase -- this translates to better handling and more interior room. Whereas the previous S40 has only one drivetrain option, the new version has two engine and three transmission choices.


  • New S40's sharp handling and attractive styling, speedy T5 version, long list of safety features, availability of all-wheel drive.


  • Choppy highway ride, old S40's lack of sporting intentions.

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Features & Specs

T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)LSE 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower218 hp @ 5000 rpm170 hp @ 5500 rpm170 hp @ 5500 rpm168 hp @ 6000 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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 Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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This car can save your life
I bought this car for my teenage daughter, in part because of its safety features. Within months she was involved in a serious rollover accident (swerved to avoid a deer) and the car came to rest on its roof. The car was totaled. Looking at the car afterward I would have believed it was a fatal accident, but she did not have a scratch! If safety is paramount to you, you can count on this car - it saved my daughter's life.
bragging rights- great performance
From the moment I test drove this car I loved it. The acceleration blew me away, not to mention the handling. I drove off the lot 2 hours later. 0-60 in a blink of an eye..I leave the competition in the dust. Handling, finish, reliability. My Favorite features are the rain drop/auto wipe feature,heated seats,audio system. Volvo got it right on this one.
T5 is very unique and great power
T5 engine is a must have. got it in red and is very good overall. still looks like new almost 6 years later. 1st few months was a rear brake grinding noise that took several visits to replace. Then the sunroof molding kept coming off. turbo valve had to be replaced. 2 years ago my oil trap had to be replaced at about 75K miles. Dealership and Volvo denied this was an issue. Cost $600. 3 months later my wife's 2005 T5 s40 had the same problem at around 75K miles but volvo still denied this was an issue or a recall. 2 exact cars w/ the same issue at around 75K owned by same family on long island not an issue????? 3months later recall issued. now both cars have water leaks when it rains
Used 2004 Volvo S40 Sedan Overview

The Used 2004 Volvo S40 Sedan is offered in the following styles: T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A), 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A), LSE 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A), and 2.4i 4dr Sedan (2.4L 5cyl 5A).

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