Used 2009 Toyota RAV4

2009 Toyota RAV4
List price range
$5,695 - $14,998

Pros

  • Superb power and fuel economy from optional V6, balanced ride and handling, roomy second-row seating, low cargo floor, solid build quality, high crash test scores.

Cons

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

Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 for Sale

Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
116,928 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$9,655
Est.Loan: $197/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
134,610 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$7,677
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
96,604 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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$275 Below Market
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
79,810 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
(3)
Priority Toyota
25.3 mi away
List$10,490
Est.Loan: $214/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
91,334 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$11,000
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
126,295 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$9,992
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
33,611 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
(1)
CarMax
36.1 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $306/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, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (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 2009 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
125,771 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(1)
Malloy Toyota
38.4 mi away
List$10,997
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
197,320 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$5,695
Est.Loan: $117/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
62,416 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$12,888
Est.Loan: $263/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
125,912 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
112,503 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Sport
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
104,345 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
List$9,685
Est.Loan: $198/mo
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"Recent Arrival! 4WD
Toyota RAV4 2009 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
73,340 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Limited
List$12,997
Est.Loan: $266/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 2009 Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
101,970 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Sport
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Dealer Notes
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, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (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 2009 Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
78,137 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Limited
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$13,990
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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Toyota RAV4 2009 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
125,349 miles
Used 2009
Toyota RAV4
Base
(7)
Kia of Bowie
41.7 mi away
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Toyota RAV4 2009 Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
135,642 miles
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Toyota RAV4
Limited
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Spacious, comfortable and easy to drive, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a top pick for a crossover SUV, especially if you want a V6 or a usable kid-size third-row seat.

vehicle overview

Like the Tin Man in "The Wizard of Oz," a body of metal is nothing without a heart. Thankfully, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 -- when fitted with the optional V6 -- has plenty of heart, thanks to 269 horsepower, potent acceleration and a modest appetite for fuel. In fact, this V6 gets about the same fuel economy as some four-cylinder-equipped competitors.

The RAV4's four-cylinder engine gets a power boost for 2009, to 179 hp, making it the class leader among rival fours. Fuel economy has increased slightly with this engine as well. A new grille and bumper design further modernize the latest RAV4. And with a cavernous 73 cubic feet of cargo space and room for five adults, the current RAV4 presents a nice balance of roomy functionality and ease of maneuverability. There's even a third-row seat available, though it's only roomy enough for children.

As much as we like the 2009 Toyota RAV4, there are still a few competing models you might want to check out. Family-bound driving enthusiasts might enjoy the more intimate connection to the road provided by the Mazda CX-7 or Mitsubishi Outlander. And unless you really need a third-row seat, the Honda CR-V is a more well-rounded and luxurious choice. Still, the RAV4 is hard to beat for families in search of a vehicle that offers plenty of space, power, features and value.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Toyota RAV4 crossover SUV is available in three trim levels: base, Sport and Limited. Seating for five is standard. An optional third row on the base and Limited trim levels increases capacity to seven people.

Standard features for the base RAV4 include 16-inch steel wheels (17-inch alloys are optional), full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Sport adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear tinted windows, 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, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an in-dash six-CD changer with satellite radio (optional on the two lower trims).

Options include a Sport Appearance Package for the V6 4WD models that will get you run-flat tires, a different rear door without the mounted spare tire and an upgraded audio system with a six-CD changer and satellite radio. Optional on the Limited and Sport trims are a sunroof, leather seating, a power driver seat, a back-up camera and an upgraded nine-speaker stereo system with satellite radio and Bluetooth. Exclusive for the Limited trim are optional heated front seats and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The exact content and availability of Toyota's option packages can vary based on region.

performance & mpg

The 2009 RAV4 comes standard with a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers a healthy 179 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard. 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. In performance testing, the RAV4 V6 4WD delivered a very quick 0-60 time of 7.2 seconds.

All RAV4s can be equipped with either front-wheel or four-wheel drive. Front-drive models have a limited-slip differential. In 4WD models, the electronic 4WD system sends most of the power to the front wheels until slippage is detected, at which point power is also sent to the rear wheels. Unlike many competing 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.

The EPA estimates a four-cylinder, front-drive RAV4 gets 22 mpg in the city/28 mpg on the highway and 24 mpg combined. The 4WD model has a 21/27/24 mpg rating. The V6 gets virtually the same fuel economy as four-cylinder crossovers, with 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined ratings for the front-drive version. Four-wheel drive results in a loss of only 1 mpg on the highway.

safety

Antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, active front headrests, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags are standard on every 2009 Toyota RAV4. Vehicles equipped with the V6 and/or the optional third-row seats 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 front passenger protection. It earned five stars for front- and rear-occupant protection in side impacts. Toyota's smallest SUV also performed well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, earning the top rating of "Good" in both the frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.

driving

Although relatively capable off the beaten path, the 2009 Toyota RAV4 is meant for -- and succeeds -- at a life on pavement. Its taut suspension and quick electric steering (which can nevertheless feel a little vague) make daily errands much more enjoyable than they would be in most SUVs. The RAV4 is not as athletic as the Honda CR-V or Mazda CX-7, 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 most four-cylinder SUVs, the V6-equipped RAV4 manages to get almost the same fuel economy. The four-cylinder version, however, is a reasonable choice for most buyers, as it provides adequate power for day-to-day driving.

interior

Inside the RAV4 is a clean design with large, simple controls and lots of storage space. The cabin isn't as plasticky as previous-generation RAV4 cabins were, but it still has a budget feel compared to competitors like the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Rogue. Nevertheless, the Toyota offers a highly practical design. The rear seats recline and can slide forward or backward 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 you need to do is flip a lever. There is no need to remove headrests or fold up seat cushions to get a flat load floor that can hold a maximum of 73 cubic feet of cargo. The load floor is also quite low for this class, which minimizes the strain of loading a week's worth of groceries. However, the Toyota's side-hinged tailgate can be an inconvenience when you're parked on the street, as it opens toward the curb.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Toyota RAV4.

Love my 2nd RAV4 even more
jduffy09, 6/18/2013
I had a 1999 RAV4 that was bulletproof. I recently upgraded to a 2009 Sport V6 w/appearance package. The power of this V6 is amazing and yet fuel economy is not compromised. On a recent 500 mile round-trip I got almost 28 mpg. The 2009 is much more refined and significantly roomier than my old 1999 model. Rear-seat room is significantly improved, as is cargo room, and it is great for families with children and pets. The only disappointment for me is the ride. You feel every little bump, but I think that is specific to the sport model. And hey, it's an SUV after all, not a Cadillac.
Love the RAV4
primal_v, 1/30/2012
I purchased a 2009 RAV4 4 2.5 litre 4 cylinder, base model, for my wife. Let me tell you this...if I were to get in it blind-folded, not knowing which vehicle I was in, I would have never guessed that it was a RAV4. The ride comfort is amazing! The independent suspension decreases body roll over uneven pavement. Road noise for a vehicle of this size is more than acceptable. Braking is smooth & quiet. It absorbs bumps in the road like they were nothing. Wind noise is average but better than most. Acceleration is excellent. I barely have to apply pressure to the throttle to get it to move. Without even having to stomp down on the pedal & the 4 cylinder turns into a monster & easily pulls away
Toyota Got It Right with the RAV-4!
Roy from Alaska, 8/2/2010
I purchased my RAV-4 new in Anchorage. It is the basic model, 4WD, V6, with 3,500 lbs towing package and 17" wheels. I owned a 1988 Jeep Cherokee for 21 years and thought that nothing could be better in the ice and snow. Wrong! This baby is like a cat on a curtain in the snow. Awesome! And the heater will run you out of the rig at -20 degrees. Just drove it 2,500 miles down the Alcan and Cassiar Hwys from Alaska through the Yukon Territory and BC to Eastern Washington. Got 22 mpg pulling a 5X8 U-Haul! One pass was 4,000' and it never complained. Now I am in the desert and today it was 104 degrees and the AC keeps it comfortable. I get 30 mpg on trips. Love it! Best rig ever.
A very functional SUV!
rdiddy801, 12/10/2012
I've had my RAV-4 for about four months now, and I'm quite happy with it. The ride is smooth and the suspension seems solid. I took it off road recently and it handled the terrain okay. I'm getting 25 MPG with a fairly even mix of city/highway driving. The interior is very functional--the back seats slide forward and back, and they split so you have more cargo options. I like the MP3 jack in the center armrest, and there's a little niche there that's perfect for an iPhone. My only complaints: the back window doesn't open (which would allow you to carry long lumber that could hang out the back, for example), and the rear hatch opens towards the curb.
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed automatic
Gas
269 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
179 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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Acceptable
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 Overview

The Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Sport 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Sport 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (2.5L 4cyl 4A), and Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Toyota RAV4?

Save up to $508 on one of 16 Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,695 as of08/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 Base is priced between $5,695 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 33611 and197320 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 Sport is priced between $8,995 and$13,998 with odometer readings between 62416 and125912 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Toyota RAV4 Limited is priced between $9,992 and$13,990 with odometer readings between 73340 and126295 miles.

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