The Volvo S40 Series refers to the S40 sedan and V40 wagon.
They are the entry-level models from the manufacturer known
worldwide as probably the safety leader. Obviously, such
a stereotype is one that won't bother the people at Volvo
There is not much difference between people that buy the
Volvo S40 and those that opt for the V40. They are both
well educated, with an orientation towards friends and are
family-centric. Such is the information from Volvo, and
they've undoubtedly done their research.
2004 will be the last year for the 40 Series. To mark this,
2500 special Limited Sport Edition versions of the 40 Series
will be offered.
The Volvo 40 Series sedans and wagons are available in base
and uplevel LSE (Limited Sport Edition) models.
Volvo says that V40 owners look at their vehicle as a sedan
with a long roof, and not as a traditional wagon. Either
way, the V40 brings the obvious benefit of increased interior
room. While the S40 and V40 both sit five, the V40 has 68.1
cubic feet of cargo space.
40 Series models get a nicely appointed interior that is
both secure and comfortable. All models receive air conditioning
with automatic climate control, heated power mirrors, power
windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD
player and more.
Inside of the new LSE is an interior that adds such things
as leather upholstery, an 8-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel, a power sunroof and a trip computer.
The new 2004 Volvo S40 / V40 LSE is also distinguished by
a color-contrasting exterior, a rear spoiler and special
The front-wheel drive 40 Series comes fitted with an efficient
1.9-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with 170
horsepower at 5200 rpm and 177 lb-ft of torque at 1800 rpm.
The standard adaptive 5-speed electronically controlled
automatic transmission that is mated to the I4 tailors the
S40 or V40's performance characteristics to your personal
driving style. It also helps to give the 40 Series a nice
fuel rating of 22/30 mpg (city/highway).
A 4-wheel independent suspension and power steering allow
the 2004 Volvo S40 sedan and the V40 wagons to dodge around
or go easily over bumps on the road.
Safety and Security
These models are very safe. The standard package includes
dual front airbags, front side airbags, curtain side airbags,
front-seat active head restraints and antilock 4-wheel disc
New for the 2004 Volvo S40
new Limited Sport Edition Package available only in
Black Sapphire, Virtual Blue and Silver. Production
will be limited to 2500 units
new colors: Terra Grey, Cherry Red and Virtual Blue
Gold, Atlantic Blue and Silver Green have been discontinued