Used 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4
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2008 Toyota RAV4

Pros

  • Superb power and fuel economy for optional V6, balanced ride and handling, roomy second row, low cargo floor, solid construction.

Cons

  • Interior has a budget feel, side-hinged rear gate impedes curbside loading, driver seat a tight fit for tall drivers.

Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 for Sale

Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
96,520 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$7,765
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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THIS IS BEAUTIFUL 2008 TOYOTA RAV4 ONE OWNER CAR WITH ONLY 96520 MILESONE WONERCLEAN INTERIOR EXTERIOR LOOKS GREAT%2521%2521 GOOD TIRES%2521 EQUIPPED WITH HANDS FREE PHONECD/AUX POWER WINDOWS POWER LOCKS POWER MIRRORS CRUISE CONTROL REAR AIR TILT WHEELNEW VA INSPECTIONSNEW BRAKES PADS AND MORE%2521 %2A%2A%2AMANAGER SPECIAL %2A%2A%2A NEED TO MOVE-OUT FAST%2521. CALL EMAIL OR STOP BY TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS GREAT DEAL%2521%2521FOR FINANCING CLICK https%3A//gateway.appone.net/onlineapp/APPLYFORCREDITDON&#39;T MISS OUT THIS GREAT DEAL%2521%2521%2521%2521%2521%2521%2521%2A%2A%2A Disclaimer- Epovo Auto Group is a family-based business operating in Chantilly for over 8 years. We take pride in fully reconditioning all of our vehicles and listing them at below market prices. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we value building long-term relationships. FREE CARFAX AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. We welcome you to visit us at%3A 25354 Pleasant Valley Road Unit B-125 Chantilly VA 20152. For more info please call at 703-327-4343. EACH TRANSACTION SUBJECT TO A %2524395 DEALER PROCESSING FEE. Air Conditioning,�_<Alarm System,�_<Alloy Wheels,�_<AM/FM,�_<Anti-Lock Brakes,�_<Automatic Headlights,�_<Cargo Area Tiedowns,�_<CD,�_<Child Safety Door Locks,�_<Cruise Control,�_<Driver Airbag,�_<Electronic Brake Assistance,�_<Front Air Dam,�_<Front Side Airbag,�_<Full Size Spare Tire,�_<Interval Wipers,�_<Keyless Entry,�_<Limited Slip Differential,�_<Owners Manual,�_<Passenger Airbag,�_<Power Locks,�_<Power Mirrors,�_<Power Seats,�_<Power Steering,�_<Power Windows,�_<Rear Air,�_<Rear Defroster,�_<Rear Spoiler,�_<Rear Wiper,�_<Second Row Folding Seat,�_<Second Row Removable Seat,�_<Side Head Curtain Airbag,�_<Steel Wheels,�_<Tachometer,�_<Telescopic Steering Column,�_<Tinted Windows,�_<Tire Pressure Monitor,�_<Traction Control,�_<Vehicle Stability Control System,�_<CD Player,�_<Power Door Locks
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
104,324 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$10,703
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4WD in Everglade Metallic, LOW MILES, MOONROOF. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
70,439 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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***LOW MILEAGE, ONE OWNER.............................2008 TOYOTA RAV4 4WD SUV, BLACK WITH A BEIGE INTERIOR, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, ALL POWER, AM/FM CD MP3 PLAYER, CRUISE CONTROL, KEYLESS ENTRY, TINTED GLASS, ROOFRACK, 17 INCH CHROME WHEELS, ONLY 70K MILES, TOYOTA QUALITY AND RELIABILITY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
109,201 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$10,458
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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$288 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
127,336 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$9,495
Est.Loan: $194/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
94,645 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$7,981
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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YES 2008 RAV4 AWD SUN ROOF CARFAX CERTIFIED NEW OIL CHANGE NEW VA INSPECTION NEW TIRES BACKED BY 5000 MILES POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AND PRICED TO SELL %25247981%2B%2524295 PROCESSING %3D%25248276 CASH PRICE..... PLEASE CALL 1ST 7032434467. THANKSVisit H&R Auto online at handrauto.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-243-4467 today to schedule your test drive. 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine,�_<5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD,�_<Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/manual lock switch,�_<Independent MacPherson strut front suspension,�_<Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs%2524COMMA trailing arms,�_<Front & rear stabilizer bars,�_<Front & rear hydraulic shock absorbers,�_<P225/65R17 all-season tires,�_<17%2522 6-spoke aluminum wheels,�_<Full-size spare tire,�_<Electric pwr rack & pinion steering,�_<Pwr vented front/rear solid disc brakes,�_<Electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29,�_<Color-keyed bumpers,�_<Chrome grille,�_<Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp,�_<Black roof rails w/cross bars,�_<Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off,�_<Integrated fog lights,�_<LED rear lamps,�_<High solar energy-absorbing glass,�_<Rear privacy glass,�_<Color-keyed heated foldable pwr mirrors,�_<Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers,�_<Intermittent rear wiper,�_<Color-keyed door handles,�_<Color-keyed hard shell spare tire cover,�_<Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature,�_<60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench w/slide/recline function%2524COMMA 1-touch fold-flat lever%2524COMMA height-adjustable headrest%2524COMMA center armrest,�_<Multi-function center console-inc%3A %282%29 illuminated cupholders%2524COMMA storage box%2524COMMA cell phone storage pocket,�_<Leather-wrapped tilt & telescoping steering wheel w/audio controls,�_<Engine immobilizer,�_<Amber-illuminated Optitron instrument cluster-inc%3A speedometer%2524COMMA tachometer%2524COMMA fuel gauge%2524COMMA LCD odometer w/%282%29 tripmeters,�_<Warning lights-inc%3A seatbelt disconnect%2524COMMA airbag%2524COMMA door-ajar%2524COMMA battery%2524COMMA oil pressure%2524COMMA brake%2524COMMA vehicle stability control%2524COMMA traction control%2524COMMA ABS%2524COMMA check engine%2524COMMA scheduled maintenance%2524COMMA low-fuel,�_<Outside temp gauge,�_<Direct tire pressure monitor system,�_<Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection,�_<Cruise control w/brake deceleration feature,�_<Remote hood & fuel filler door releases,�_<Fender-mounted mast antenna,�_<Dual-zone automatic air conditioning w/air filtration%2524COMMA information display%2524COMMA micro dust/pollen removal capability,�_<Rear window defogger w/timer,�_<%2810%29 cup & bottle holders,�_<%283%29 12V auxiliary pwr outlets-inc%3A %282%29 front%2524COMMA %281%29 cargo area,�_<Dual glove boxes w/upper box one-push open/close,�_<Digital clock,�_<Door panel storage pockets%2524COMMA bottle holders,�_<Dual visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions%2524COMMA roof-mounted vanity light,�_<Illuminated entry-inc%3A key illumination%2524COMMA interior light%2524COMMA front map light,�_<Interior footwell lighting,�_<Leather-wrapped shift knob w/metallic insert,�_<Cargo area storage pockets in wheel housing w/%282%29 cupholders,�_<Rear deck storage-inc%3A water-repellant foldable deck board,�_<Tonneau cover w/cargo net,�_<Electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29,�_<Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor,�_<Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags,�_<Front & 2nd row roll-sensing side curtain airbags,�_<3-point seat belts for all seating positions w/adjustable front seatbelt anchors%2524COMMA drivers emergency locking retractor %28ELR%29 seatbelt%2524COMMA passengers automatic locking retractor %28ALR%29 & emergency locking retractor %28ELR%29 seatbelts,�_<Child protector rear door locks,�_<Child restraint system %28CRS%29 top tether anchors for all rear seating,�_<ISO-FIX child restraint system for outboard rear seating positions,�_<Collapsible steering column,�_<Side impact door beams,�_<Front crumple zone,�_<3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine,�_<5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD,�_<Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/manual lock switch,�_<Independent MacPherson strut front suspension,�_<Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs%2524COMMA trailing arms,�_<Front & rear stabilizer bars,�_<Front & rear hydraulic shock absorbers,�_<P225/65R17 all-season tires,�_<17%2522 6-spoke aluminum wheels,�_<Full-size spare tire,�_<Electric pwr rack & pinion steering,�_<Pwr vented front/rear solid disc brakes,�_<Electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29,�_<Color-keyed bumpers,�_<Chrome grille,�_<Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp,�_<Black roof rails w/cross bars,�_<Aerodynamic mult
Toyota RAV4 2008 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
92,342 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
114,072 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$8,840
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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$243 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
127,307 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$8,997
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
142,709 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(3)
Malloy Hyundai
29.8 mi away
List$4,985
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
123,068 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$8,950
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
59,172 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
145,232 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(2)
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
141,512 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$7,597
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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This Sheehy Value CERTIFIED and ONE-OWNER 2008 Toyota RAV4 Extra Value Package with the CONVENIENCE PACKAGE and 17-in. STYLED WHEELS was purchased, serviced and traded with our Company and it has an EXCELLENT CARFAX REPORT with 45 SERVICE RECORDS. Your Rav4 is nicely equipped with the 17-in. 5-Spoke Styled Steel Wheels w/P225/65R17 Tires and Full Size Spare Tire on 17-in. Steel Wheel, Cargo Area Tonneau Cover with Multipurpose Cargo Net with Support Poles, Black Roof Rails and Crossbars, 50 State Emissions, Daytime Running Lights, Preferred Owner's Portfolio, Mudguard, a 2.4 Liter DOHC 4CYL Engine w/VVT-i, 4 Speed ECT Automatic Transmission, 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, Star Safety System Includes: Vehicle Stability Control w/Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brakes w/Brake Assist and EBD, Direct Tire Pressure Monitoring System, UV Reduction Glass Windshield, Rear Privacy Glass, Color-Keyed Bumpers, Rear Spoiler, Spare Tire Cover, Black Grille, Door Handles, Power O/S Mirrors, Multi-Reflector Halogen Auto-Off Headlamps, Front Variable and Rear Intrmitten Wipers, LED Tail and Stop Lamps, Air Conditioner w/Clean Air Filtration, AM/FM CD w/6 Speakers, Aux. Mini-Plug, Tilt/Telescopic Adjustable Steering Wheel, 2 Cup Holders, Dual Glove Box, Digital Clock, Cruise Control, Power Windows/Door Locks, Keyless Entry, Optitron IP Gauges, Gated Shifter, 2 Front/1 Cargo Auxiliary 12V Power Outlets, Illuminated Vanity Mirror Illuminated Entry System, Silver Interior Trim, 17 Styled Steel Wheels, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Cloth Blocks Seat Trim, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Front reading lights, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Power door mirrors, Power windows, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Traction control, Variably intermittent wipers, One-Owner, Non Smoker. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition.
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
109,691 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
J & J Auto Sales
44.1 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
139,918 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$7,800
Est.Loan: $160/mo
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$215 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
119,043 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$8,997
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
177,147 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(5)
H&M Auto Group
50.4 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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100% APPROVAL...FIVE YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE... ALL CREDIT APPROVED...RECENT  DISCHARGED BANKRUPTCIES..RATES A LOW AS 1.99%..IN-HOUSE FINANCING AVAILABLE.. ASK ABOUT OUR $0 DOWN PAYMENT PROGRAM...WE OFFER UP TO 135% OF KELLY BLUE BOOK ON ALL TRADES AND WILL PAY OFF ALL AUTO/BANK LOANS... Visit H & M Auto Group online at hmautogroupva.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 540-657-6565 today to schedule your test drive.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, the 2008 Toyota RAV4 is a top pick for a small SUV, especially if you want a V6 or a usable kid-size third-row seat.

vehicle overview

An engine can make or break a car. That's rather obvious since without cylinders pumping under the hood, a car is nothing but an expensive lawn ornament. But in the case of the 2008 Toyota RAV4, its optional V6 engine catapults this otherwise competent compact- to medium-sized crossover SUV to the top of its class. Not only does the 269-horsepower six-cylinder provide excellent acceleration, it gets about the same fuel economy as four-cylinder-equipped competitors putting out 100 fewer horses -- including the four-cylinder RAV4. More power without more consumption is always a recipe for success.

The vehicle surrounding that engine is a model of user-friendly transportation. Though previous generations of the Toyota RAV4 were petite, the third-generation RAV has ballooned to offer a huge 73 cubic feet of cargo space (more than the midsize Ford Edge, for example) and ample space for five passengers. A third-row seat provides room for two children, or possibly small adults with a high threshold for cramped spaces. There are also plenty of family-friendly cubbies, cupholders (10, to be exact) and other features like an available rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Even with its boffo V6, the 2008 Toyota RAV4 still isn't the most involving crossover to drive. As such, driving enthusiasts might prefer a Mazda CX-7 or Saturn Vue Red Line. Otherwise, the V6-powered RAV4 is hard to beat for families in search of a vehicle that offers plenty of space, features and value (both at buying time and at the pump). The four-cylinder RAV4 isn't quite as attractive. Unless you really need a third-row seat, the Honda CR-V is a more well-rounded, versatile and luxurious choice. And although they don't offer the same space and/or fuel economy, the Nissan Rogue, Mitsubishi Outlander, Saturn Vue and Hyundai Santa Fe are also worthy of a look.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Toyota RAV4 is a crossover SUV that falls in between the compact and midsize categories in terms of size. There are three trim levels: base, Sport and Limited. There is standard seating for five; however, a third row is optional on the base and Limited trim levels and it increases capacity to seven people.

Standard features for the base RAV4 include 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch alloys are optional), rear tinted windows, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sport adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, foglights, heated side mirrors and several exterior details. The range-topping Limited trim includes 17-inch wheels for a smoother ride, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an in-dash six-CD changer (optional on the two lower trims).

Options available on the Limited trim include leather upholstery, heated front seats and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. Optional on the Limited and Sport trims is a sunroof and upgraded nine-speaker stereo system with satellite radio capability and Bluetooth. Toyota packages these options together, but those packages' exact content and availability varies based on region.

2008 Highlights

The Toyota RAV4 carries over unchanged for 2008.

Performance & mpg

The 2008 RAV4 comes standard with 2.4-liter four-cylinder that delivers 166 hp and 165 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard. Revised fuel economy figures for this engine with front-wheel drive are 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, while the four-wheel-drive model gets a 20/25 mpg rating.

Optional on all trim levels and coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces an impressive 269 hp and 246 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain gets almost the same fuel economy as the much less powerful four-cylinder, with 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Getting four-wheel drive results in a loss of only 1 mpg on the highway. In performance testing, the RAV4 V6 4WD delivered a very quick 0-60-mph time of 7.2 seconds.

All RAV4s can be equipped with either front- or four-wheel drive. Front-drive models have a limited-slip differential, while the electronic 4WD system sends most of the power to the front wheels until it identifies potential slippage. Unlike many competitor vehicles, the RAV4 offers a true 4WD lock feature that fixes the front/rear power split 50/50, which is useful for driving in snow and light off-roading.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are standard on every 2008 Toyota RAV4. Vehicles equipped with the V6 and/or the optional third-row seat also come with hill-start assist and downhill assist control. In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the RAV4 earned a perfect five stars for driver protection in frontal impacts and four stars for the front passenger. It earned five stars for front- and rear-occupant protection in side impacts. Toyota's small SUV performed well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests as well, earning the top rating of "Good" in both the frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

Driving

Although plenty capable off the beaten path, the 2008 Toyota RAV4 is meant for and succeeds at a life on pavement. Its taut suspension and quick electric steering (that can nevertheless feel a little vague) make daily errands much more enjoyable than they would be in most SUVs. The RAV is not as athletic as the Mazda CX-7 or Honda CR-V, but in trade, the Toyota offers a smooth ride that's forgiving enough for commuters who drive on crumbling expressways. Road noise can be an issue at times, but wind noise is well controlled.

If we were to buy a RAV4, it would have to come with the optional V6. Despite having 100-plus more horses than the CR-V and four-cylinder RAV4, V6-equipped RAVs manage to get almost the same fuel economy. The four-cylinder is a reasonable choice for most buyers, as it provides adequate power for day-to-day driving, but when equipped with this engine, the RAV doesn't fare as well against its competitors that offer similar power, gas mileage and space.

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Interior

Inside, the RAV4 has a clean design with large, simple controls and lots of storage space. The cabin isn't as plasticky as previous-generation RAV4s, but it still has a budget feel compared to competitors like the CR-V, Rogue and Santa Fe. Nevertheless, the Toyota offers a highly practical design. The rear seats recline, and can slide forward or rearward 6.5 inches to optimize passenger space or cargo capacity. Normal seating capacity is five, while the optional third-row seat bumps it to seven. Though this seat is meant only for children, it is at least reasonably sturdy and spacious.

To configure the RAV4 for cargo, all one has to do is flip a lever to instantly get a flat load floor -- no need to remove headrests or fold up seat cushions. With its flat load floor, the RAV4 can hold a maximum of 73 cubic feet of cargo. The load floor is also quite low for this class, and minimizes the strain of loading a week's worth of groceries. The Toyota's side-hinged tailgate can be an inconvenience when you're parked on the street, though, as it opens away from the curb.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Toyota RAV4.

Toyota is Slipping
voicedude,05/17/2011
I bought this car for the engine, and it remains the best feature of the car. But I have had ongoing problems with the transmission, and many others have, too. This is only true with the 5-speed transmission on the V6 (not the 4-cyl.) The now infamous "whining transmission" noise that has been well documented on the owner's forums (search transmission noise on RAV4 World and others) is something you will want to consider when you're buying this vehicle used. Also the poor response from Toyota in fixing the problem under warranty has completely soured me on the ownership experience, so I wouldn't be able to recommend this car to anyone. Go with Honda.
Not so reliable as they say
Jacko,05/13/2010
I don't know what the fuss is all about. It's nice for the first few months, then you start seeing all the negative aspects of the car. Yes, it looks nice, it has lots of room, but there are issues. Overall, very overrated car. In reality, as an owner - I'd say it's terrible.
Worst Vehicle I've Ever Owned
wisernow1,02/22/2013
Before the final stroke of the pen, I decided to buy the Toyota extended warranty - which actually seemed ridiculous that a Toyota wouldn't go 100K without a major problem. That was the only redeeming feature of my purchase: by 80K miles they replaced the alternator, air conditioning condensor, all valve stems and the COMPLETE ENGINE. When I informed Toyota of this total disaster they produced, the best response I got was that it was a good thing I bought the warranty. It is now gone and I'll never deal with a Toyota product again.
Possibly Perfect
fd3sired,07/04/2012
After testing other brands as well as the base and Sport model RAV4s, decided on the Limited. Much quieter, more comfortable ride (it's based on a car platform, not truck) and better interior materials than the base. The two extra hidden storage behind the rear seats are awesome as well as the three 12v outlets and iPod jack. Seats are super comfortable. The 4WD handles off-road duties superbly. Everything on this vehicle is laid out well with emphasis on order and functionality. Purchased rain guards, mud flaps, bug deflector, and better crossbars for my kayaks to make it perfect. I purchased this car used and it now has 48,000 miles. Every tank has been 24-26mpg with mixed driving.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
269 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
166 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 Toyota RAV4
Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 is offered in the following submodels: RAV4 SUV. Available styles include Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Toyota RAV4?

Save up to $288 on one of 26 Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,985 as of09/26/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 Base is priced between $4,985 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 70439 and177147 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited is priced between $6,995 and$10,703 with odometer readings between 59172 and145232 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport is priced between $9,495 and$13,998 with odometer readings between 92342 and127336 miles.

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Which used 2008 Toyota RAV4s are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2008 Toyota RAV4 for sale near. There are currently 26 used and CPO 2008 RAV4s listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $4,985 and mileage as low as 59172 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2008 Toyota RAV4. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $288 on a used or CPO 2008 RAV4 available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 Toyota RAV4?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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