Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV

2008 Toyota RAV4
List price range
$4,999 - $13,295

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 SUV for Sale

Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
108,755 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$8,904
Est.Loan: $182/mo
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2008 Toyota Rav4 4WD in Classic Silver w/ 3RD ROW SEATING, FUEL EFFICIENT, LOCAL TRADE, LOW MILES. 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 (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
160,595 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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$179 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
112,157 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
109,201 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$10,900
Est.Loan: $223/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
115,959 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$8,985
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
91,190 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$10,991
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
60,282 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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This 2008 Toyota RAV4 was recently traded and is currently going through our Brown's inspection. Please call for additional information.
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
116,073 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$13,295
Est.Loan: $272/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
145,232 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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$220 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
124,296 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
Prize Auto
42.2 mi away
List$7,151
Est.Loan: $146/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
80,972 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$10,800
Est.Loan: $221/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
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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.
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
68,695 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Happy customers, Quality cars, Better prices, That is Hampstead Pre Owned. We eliminate all the anxiety and frustration of purchasing a used car by following the golden rule of treating others the way we would want to be treated. This company was founded on three simple principles: The first and and most important is that we never put profits before our customers. We have always and will always put our customers satisfaction before anything and everything else, no exception. Second, We put every car through a rigorous pre-sale check which far surpasses any state inspection required by law to absolutely ensure that you always get a safe and reliable vehicle , also every pre owned vehicle here comes with a complementary warranty, and our unprecedented 7 day exchange. Third, we use the most current pricing applications and programs to analyze each vehicle and compare them to the current market price to ensure you never over pay. Please take a moment to read our reviews and see what our customers have to say about us. We are a pre owned dealership with old fashioned values, building an amazing reputation one deal at a time.
Toyota RAV4 2008 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
118,160 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$8,500
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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*** POWER SUNROOF *** ALLOY WHEELS *** 4 WHEEL DRIVE *** CLEAN, ONE OWNER CARFAX *** CD STEREO *** POWER EQUIPMENT *** Clean Cloth Interor, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, and Side Air Bags. *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
106,331 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
(16)
Jerry's Toyota
57.5 mi away
List$9,998
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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- PRICED TO SELL AT $9,998!- -CARFAX ONE OWNER- New Wiper Blades This Everglade Metallic 2008 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4dr 4-cyl 4-Spd AT looks great and is a Carfax One Owner vehicle which adds a lot of value! This vehicle is value priced at $9,998 which is $564 below the market average based on PureCars Value Report research! Please visit our website to view the complete PureCars Value Report, Vehicle History Report and to learn more about this RAV4 at www.JerrysToyota.com . Price excludes state tax, tags, three hundred dollar doc fee. Optional dealer or manufacturer certification is additional. Jerrys Used Vehicle Assurances include One Year Free Maintenance and Roadside Assistance, vehicle history report, Car Washes and Multi-Point Inspections for Life, seventy-two hour vehicle exchange policy, plus easy one stop financing.
Toyota RAV4 2008 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
120,402 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Limited
Sunset Auto Sales
65.9 mi away
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
150,119 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$6,104
Est.Loan: $125/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2008 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
92,942 miles
Used 2008
Toyota RAV4
Sport
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$10,980
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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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.

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, 5/17/2011
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, 5/13/2010
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, 2/22/2013
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, 7/4/2012
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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Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Overview

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

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Base is priced between $4,999 and$13,295 with odometer readings between 60282 and177147 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Limited is priced between $7,995 and$11,995 with odometer readings between 68695 and145232 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Toyota RAV4 SUV Sport is priced between $8,500 and$10,980 with odometer readings between 92942 and118160 miles.

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