Used 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4
List price range
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 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
92,030 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$12,599
Est.Loan: $257/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
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$7,565
Est.Loan: $155/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 (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
93,586 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(18)
Fitzgerald Toyota Gaithersburg
16.8 mi away
List$10,690
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
70,439 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
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 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
117,075 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
(105)
Jim Coleman Toyota
18.3 mi away
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
127,336 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
Hillwood Auto Sales and Service
19.8 mi away
List$9,195
Est.Loan: $188/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
142,718 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$6,988
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$192 Below Market
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<span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';"> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* VA INSPECTION * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* LUGGAGE RACK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER WINDOWS * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">* POWER DOOR LOCK * <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza offers car buyers competitively priced vehicles and service with a smile. Our friendly and experienced staff will help you find a vehicle that fits your budget and lifestyle. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Call us today to schedule a test drive! We look forward to serving you and the community for many, many years! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">We pride ourselves with being the best local used car dealership that offers not only quality used cars, but also best prices in the area. The combination of quality and value in our cars guarantee that you are getting the best deal on a used car in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Hurry up to call us and schedule your test-drive today! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***COMPLIMENTARY 3 MONTHS/3,000 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY INCLUDED*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***RUNS AND DRIVES PERFECTLY*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***CLEAN IN AND OUT*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***AUTOMATIC 4 SPEED TRANSMISSION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***POWER WINDOWS/DOOR LOCKS*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">***NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION*** <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">CALL US FOR ANY QUESTION OR TO SCHEDULE A TEST DRIVE. FOR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE CALL (703) 310-6900 <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">EASY AND GUARANTEED FINANCING PROGRAMS.We offer guaranteed financing no matter how bad your credit is (or no credit at all). We can and will get you approved. If you have questions about submitting online loan application please contact us at (703) 310-6900! <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">About the Company: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC is one of the top pre-owned vehicle dealers in Northern Virginia. We provide quality vehicles of various makes and models with the most competitive prices in the region. Autoplaza LLC is dedicated to make your vehicle shopping experience hassle free and straight forward. With that in mind we fully inspect, service and detail all cars in our lot. We hand pick each and every car from all the sources possible around the area and provide it to you <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp; <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Disclaimer: <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Listed price for any car, truck, minivan or SUV does not include Virginia or any other state title, tax, registration fees or $499 processing fee. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">Autoplaza LLC will never sell, share, or spam your mobile number. Standard text messaging rates may apply. <span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';">&nbsp;
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
114,074 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$9,219
Est.Loan: $189/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$254 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
123,068 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(19)
Karen Radley Acura
30 mi away
List$8,950
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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NEW CAR TRADE%2521 WHOLESALE TO THE PUBLIC%2521 WHOLESALE TO THE PUBLIC%2521 ONE OWNER%2521 GREAT SERVICE RECORDS%2521 4WD%2521 AUTOMATIC%2521 3.5 LITER%2521 GREAT SHAPE%2521 CALL FOR TEST DRIVE%2521 6 Speakers,�_<AM/FM 6-Disc CD Changer,�_<AM/FM radio,�_<CD player,�_<MP3 decoder,�_<Air Conditioning,�_<Automatic temperature control,�_<Front dual zone A/C,�_<Rear window defroster,�_<Power driver seat,�_<Power steering,�_<Power windows,�_<Remote keyless entry,�_<Steering wheel mounted audio controls,�_<Four wheel independent suspension,�_<Speed-sensing steering,�_<Traction control,�_<4-Wheel Disc Brakes,�_<ABS brakes,�_<Dual front impact airbags,�_<Dual front side impact airbags,�_<Front anti-roll bar,�_<Low tire pressure warning,�_<Occupant sensing airbag,�_<Overhead airbag,�_<Rear anti-roll bar,�_<Brake assist,�_<Electronic Stability Control,�_<Front fog lights,�_<Panic alarm,�_<Speed control,�_<Bumpers%3A body-color,�_<Heated door mirrors,�_<Power door mirrors,�_<Roof rack,�_<Spoiler,�_<Driver door bin,�_<Driver vanity mirror,�_<Front reading lights,�_<Illuminated entry,�_<Leather Shift Knob,�_<Leather steering wheel,�_<Outside temperature display,�_<Overhead console,�_<Passenger vanity mirror,�_<Rear seat center armrest,�_<Tachometer,�_<Telescoping steering wheel,�_<Tilt steering wheel,�_<Cloth Blocks Seat Trim,�_<Front Bucket Seats,�_<Split folding rear seat,�_<Front Center Armrest w/Storage,�_<Passenger door bin,�_<Alloy wheels,�_<Rear window wiper,�_<Variably intermittent wipers,�_<3.08 Axle Ratio
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
156,669 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(4)
Woodbridge Auto Sales
30.3 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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VEHICLE HAS PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION. VEHICLE CHECKED AND SERVICED BY OUR ON SITE MECHANIC WITH A FRESH OIL CHANGE, EXTENDED WARRANTY AND EASY FINANCING AVAILABLE, CAR FAX REPORT AVAILABLE ON ALL VEHICLES! COME AND TAKE IT FOR A TEST DRIVE TODAY!! ***Disclaimer: We reserve the rights to end this listing or any other listings at any time should the vehicle no longer be available for sale, and sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: all vehicles sold are subject to $795.00 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with cleaning and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. . ONLINE PRICES REFLECTS REBATES & DISCOUNTS. INTERNET SPECIAL PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASH, CREDIT UNION AND OR BANKS CERTIFIED LOAN CHECKS AND EFT's. ALL VEHICLES FINANCED WILL BE SOLD AT REGULAR RETAIL PRICE. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. Woodbridge Auto Sales is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISPRINTS ON EQUIPMENT, and VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY. Customers must confirm all the options with the dealership and the remaining warranty with the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. Ask your Salesperson for additional extended warranty.***
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
143,962 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(1)
Passport Mazda
33.5 mi away
List$7,500
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
108,715 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
Reliable Auto Sales Dumfries
33.6 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Visit Reliable Auto Sales online at reliableautosale.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-441-6485 today to schedule your test drive. Visit Reliable Auto Sales online at reliableautosale.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-441-6485 today to schedule your test drive.
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
111,573 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(2)
Affordable Auto Maryland
44.8 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$247 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
92,505 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
Car Expo
47.2 mi away
List$9,990
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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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
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$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 AUTOBANK LOANS...
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
159,115 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(2)
Koons Annapolis Toyota
52.5 mi away
List$7,953
Est.Loan: $163/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$219 Below Market
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2008 Toyota RAV4 Black 17' x 6.5J Styled Steel Wheels, 6 Speakers, AM/FM CD Player, Power steering, Power windows, Tow Prep Package. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
209,948 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(1)
Mazari Motors
53.9 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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**2008 TOYOTA RAV 4**LIMITED**2.4L 4 CYLINDER ENGINE**17-INCH ALUMINUM WHEELS**POWER SUNROOF**REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY**POWER WINDOWS/LOCKS/MIRRORS/DRIVER SEAT**DUAL CLIMATE CONTROL**AM/FM/CD/SAT**AUX** - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Roof Rack| Clock| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Sunroof| Moonroof| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| CD Changer| Anti-Theft| Cloth Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Aux. Audio Input| Center Arm Rest| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Heated Mirrors| PCM| Power Brakes| Premium Alloy Wheels| Premium Sound| Premium Wheels| Rear Spoiler| Rear Spoiler| Rear Wipers| Remote Fuel Door| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact Sales Department at 540-898-5555 or sales@mazarimotors.com for more information. -
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
149,640 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(8)
AutoNation Subaru Hunt Valley
54.3 mi away
List$6,008
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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ROOF RACK,17 STYLED STEEL WHEELS,MUDGUARDS,REAR BUMPER APPLIQUE,Rear Spoiler,DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS,STANDARD PAINT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. Check out this gently-used 2008 Toyota RAV4 we recently got in. How to protect your purchase? CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee got you covered. This versatile SUV is perfect for families or contractors with its oversized cargo area, exceptional horsepower and option upgrades. Handle any terrain with ease thanks to this grippy 4WD. Whether you're on a slick pavement or exploring the back country, you'll be able to do it with confidence. More information about the 2008 Toyota RAV4: The 2008 Toyota RAV4 has a very roomy interior for a compact SUV and is one of the few models in its class to offer a versatile third row of seating. The V6 available on the RAV4 is the most powerful engine in its market segment, and it makes the RAV4 quicker than some performance-oriented premium SUVs. Both engines boast impressive fuel economy. Interesting features of this model are Roomy interior, available third-row seating, acceleration with V6, standard safety features. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

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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.

2008 Toyota RAV4 configurations

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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Toyota RAV4.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

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

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