The VAZ-2104, part of the LADA Riva family, is a practical and enduring estate car that left its mark on the roads of the Soviet Union and beyond. Manufactured by AvtoVAZ, this compact estate car, also known as the LADA Riva Estate, offered a balance of functionality and reliability.


  • Alternate Names: LADA Riva Estate, VAZ-2104 «Жигули»
  • Manufacturer: AvtoVAZ (LADA)
  • Production Period: 1984 – 2012 (production period for VAZ-2104)
  • Production Locations: Togliatti, Russia
  • Successor: LADA Largus
  • Segment: Compact Estate Car
  • Body Type: 5-door Estate

Technical Specifications:

  • Engine Types: The VAZ-2104 was equipped with petrol engines, including 1.3L and 1.5L variants.
  • Transmission: Available with 4 or 5-speed manual transmission.
  • Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
  • Dimensions: The estate car had a length of 4150 mm, width of 1620 mm, and height of 1440 mm. The wheelbase measured 2424 mm.
  • Curb Weight: The curb weight varied based on the model year and equipment.
  • Seating Capacity: Designed to accommodate up to 5 passengers.

Practicality and Durability: The VAZ-2104 was celebrated for its practical design, offering ample cargo space in the rear while maintaining the familiar aesthetics of the LADA Riva family. The estate variant became a popular choice for families and individuals seeking a reliable and versatile vehicle.

Legacy: As a member of the LADA Riva family, the VAZ-2104 contributed to the brand’s legacy of producing robust and practical cars. While it eventually made way for newer models, the VAZ-2104 remains a nostalgic icon, remembered for its role in providing practical transportation during an era of automotive evolution.

Alternate NamesLADA Riva Estate, VAZ-2104 «Жигули»
ManufacturerAvtoVAZ (LADA)
Production Period1984 – 2012 (production period for VAZ-2104)
Production LocationsTogliatti, Russia
SuccessorLADA Largus
SegmentCompact Estate Car
Body Type5-door Estate
Engine TypesPetrol engines, including 1.3L and 1.5L variants
Transmission4 or 5-speed manual transmission
DriveRear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
DimensionsLength: 4150 mm, Width: 1620 mm, Height: 1440 mm, Wheelbase: 2424 mm
Curb WeightVaried based on model year and equipment
Seating CapacityUp to 5 passengers
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