The Dodge Intrepid was introduced in 1993 as an affordably-priced car that offers a good number of standard features, and remained a best-selling model for many years. Its name means ""fearless,"" and it’s renowned for its forward-thinking styling. It has an interesting sculpted look, which makes it stand out against a backdrop of bland competing sedans. This sculpted styling also makes the interior very spacious, with seating for five adults and a capacious amount of luggage space. In spite of its large size, the Intrepid is known for being quite nimble, and the engine choices provide an impressive amount of power.
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid is an affordable sedan with a few tricks up its sleeve. It's a lot more fun to drive than most in this class, which is largely due to the size of its engines and its impressive handling. However, its styling does not suit everyone's tastes, the quality of the materials isn't extraordinary, and those large engines can get noisy at times.
Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.7-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Dodge Intrepid SE, Dodge Intrepid ES, Dodge Intrepid SXT
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid includes no significant changes from the previous model year.
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid is unique, with touches of elegance, class, and a surprising, sporty feel. Depending upon the model chosen, it can be fitted with alloy, steel, or chrome 16-inch wheels. Seventeen-inch wheels are optional on the SE and ES, and come standard on the SXT models.
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid SE model comes with four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, a stereo with a cassette player, air-conditioning, and power locks, mirrors and windows. The ES comes with anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels, a power driver’s seat, fog lamps, keyless entry, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The SXT model comes with a leather steering wheel and leather gearshift, 17-inch alloy wheels, a CD-player, and a rear spoiler.
Performance & Handling
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid is available in three different trim levels: SE, the ES, and the SXT. The entry-level SE model is fitted with a 2.7-liter, V-6 engine, capable of producing 200 horsepower (hp). The ES model is powered by the same engine, but buyers have the option of upgrading to a 3.5-liter V-6, which produces 234 hp. Those purchasing the SXT model will enjoy the more powerful 3.5-liter, V-6 engine, capable of producing 244 hp. All Intrepid models are fitted with a four-speed automatic transmission. The Intrepid’s widespread popularity comes as little surprise, as it has a spacious interior, an enormous trunk, and excellent drivability, due to its responsive steering and impressive handling. The only complaints are the low-quality interior materials, and that the cabin can get noisy when the vehicle is driven on the highway. The Dodge Intrepid is a versatile choice: it serves very well as a stylish family sedan, but can also be considered a lower-priced sport sedan, due to its performance on the road. It's a big car that drives like a small car, which is one of its major strengths.
The 2004 Dodge Intrepid has many standard safety features, including child seat anchors, headrests in the front and rear, an emergency trunk rear release, auto delay headlamps, and rear disc brakes. During government testing the Intrepid achieved four-star ratings for driver and passenger protection in side-impact collisions, and a five-star rating in rollover testing.
EPA Fuel Economy
Dodge Intrepid SE: 19/27 mpg city/highway
Dodge Intrepid ES: 17/25 mpg city/highway
Dodge Intrepid SXT: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- Powerful engine
- Nimble handling
- Plenty of storage
You Won't Like
- Blind spots in backing
- Ergonomics dated
- Excess engine noise
Appears big, yet doesn’t act or drive like a big car.
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