2004 Volvo S40 Overview

S40

Looking for a Used S40 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,338 nationwide S40 listings starting at $1,999.

ZIP:
Average user score
4 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews

2004 Volvo S40 Overview

Volvo offered two versions of the S40 sedan in 2004. The first generation returns with two trim levels: the base 1.9T and the new LSE. A second-generation S40 debuted midway through the year, as a 2004.5 model. This fully redesigned S40 included two new trim levels, called the 2.4i and the T5. The 2004.5 models are differentiated from their predecessor by a longer wheelbase, shorter overall length, and several mechanical changes.

There are now several engine and drivetrain options for the S40 lineup. First-generation models retain the turbocharged 1.9-liter inline 4-cylinder, which supplies 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The 5-speed automatic is again the only transmission offered. The new S40s have two engine options. The 2.4i is powered by a 2.4-liter inline 5-cylinder, providing 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The T5 houses a turbocharged version of the 2.4, which bumps horsepower to 218 and torque to 236 pound-feet. The 2.4i's powerplant can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission. The T5 has the 5-speed automatic option, but also upgrades to a 6-speed manual.

The LSE trim was available in very limited production, with just 2,500 units. This trim gets a special exterior finish and unique alloy wheels. The 1.9T returns without any significant changes for this final year of production. The new 2.4i comes with a familiar selection of features, like full power accessories, cruise control, keyless entry, a CD player, and heated power mirrors. This new model adds traction control. The T5 adds a trip computer and some additional leather interior trim.

Volvo has attempted to grab younger buyers with the S40, following the lead of entry-level luxury models like the Acura TL, Infinity I30, Audi A4, and Lexus ES. The S40 has an attractive base price, but the sub-$25,000 entry point becomes a distant memory if additional amenities are desired. The S40's interior presentation is reminiscent of the larger and more expensive Volvos, but closer inspection will reveal the presence of many lower-quality materials.

Updated

What's your take on the 2004 Volvo S40?

2004 Volvo S40 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2004 Volvo S40 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2004 Volvo S40 vs:

    Have you driven a 2004 Volvo S40?  
    Rank this car

    Cars compared to 2004 Volvo S40People researching a 2004 Volvo S40 contacted a dealer about

    S40

    Looking for a Used S40 in your area?

    CarGurus has 1,338 nationwide S40 listings starting at $1,999.

    ZIP:
    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Volvo S40 Questions

    tonywilson
    0

    Car Key Will Not Turn To Third Slot To Start Car

    Changed ignition switch, battery, and cable checked ECU, immobilizer,

    1 view with no answers yet
    CavemanMitch
    0

    Volvo Cracked Headgasket

    I paid $9000 for my 2004 Volvo S 40. It has 126,000 miles. It now has a cracked headgasket and the engine is misfiring from cylinders one, three and five. Two mechanics have not been able to fix i...

    28 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 months ago)
    ostan
    0

    Rear Passenger O/s Floor Full With Water In My S40 Any Help Guys

    water leaking in to o/s floor rear passenger

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
    kurtandkim
    0

    Does An Ecm Have To Be Reprogrammed When Replaced In A 2004 Volvo S40 1.9/t...

    Can I buy a used ECM? If it needs reprogrammed, does it need to be done by a Volvo dealer?

    106 views with 1 answer (last answer 10 months ago)
    oldvolvo
    0

    Will A 2.4l Engine From A 2000 V70 Fit In A 2004 S40 1.9l

    I have a 2000 v70 with a good 2.4l engine and a 2004 s40 with a bad 1.9l turbo. Can I swap? Will everything work?

    63 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)