2004 Volkswagen Jetta Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,655 - $6,815
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
100-200
Seats
5
Color:  Reflex Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,655 - $6,815
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
100-200
Seats
5

Volkswagen Jetta Models & Trims

GL Wagon $2,655 - $5,114
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Wagon $3,660 - $6,181
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL $2,655 - $5,114
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS $3,660 - $6,181
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL Sedan $2,655 - $5,114
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Sedan $3,660 - $6,181
Horsepower: 100 hp - 180 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLI Sedan $4,062 - $6,815
Horsepower: 180 hp - 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLI $4,062 - $6,815
Horsepower: 180 hp - 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7, 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.02

54 Reviews

5 star 31% 4 star 43% 3 star 22% 2 star 4% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Old but reliable when it counts.

I bought it used so it had some were given the age. For example, it has been noticed that my oil plug was replaced with one that is too big and requires a new oil pan as a result. The transmission needed to be replaced. There was a four way connection with the coolant that began seriously leaking in the middle of a 90 degree day. The rear passenger no longer opens from the outside and the trunk didn't latch for a while.

- Lauren M

Considering it is a turbo-diesel there is more maintenance to this type.

The transmission on 1999-04 model seems to have many issues after putting 100, 000+ miles on engine. Gas mileage is my main reasoning for purchasing this vehicle. However, my ac just stopped working and my brake cylinder needs to be replaced. It's a good car for one that travels often, but the more wear and tear does affect the vehicles performance dramatically.

- Karen A

My car is white, medium sized, a semi wide trunk, 4- door.

I have a 2004 white Volkswagen Jetta that is a fairly small car. Gas mileage is good but the only annoying thing is that the engine light does not go off even though I have had all repairs and maintenance done to it. Also it is not meant to be driven on long road trip(more than 2. 5 hours) because it starts having problems. Other than that, I love my car.

- Shi C

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,655 - $5,114
$3,660 - $6,181

Horsepower

Horsepower
100 - 180 (hp)
100 - 180 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.9L SOHC EFI I4 turbo
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 (in.)
37.4 - 37.6 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 (in.)
33.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.9 - 38.1 (in.)
36.5 - 37 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 (cu. ft.)
13 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 - 99 (in.)
98.9 - 99 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
172.3 - 173.6 (in.)
172.3 - 173.6 (in.)

Width

Width
68.3 (in.)
68.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2895 - 3170 (.lbs)
2934 - 3291 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
100 (hp)
100 (hp)

Torque

Torque
177 (ft. lbs.)
177 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Fuel System, Diesel Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V586000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence:
DIESEL FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALLBEGAN ON FEBRUARY 8, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834.

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