$23,075 - $26,390
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Sport Key Features & Specs

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$23,075 - $26,390
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-21 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC SFI 16-valve VVT-i 4-cyl engine
  • 3.5L DOHC SFI 24-valve dual VVT-i V6 engine
  • 4-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed ECT automatic transmission w/OD
  • Automatic limited-slip differential
  • Front wheel drive
  • Electronic on-demand 4-wheel drive w/manual lock switch
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs, trailing arms
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Front & rear hydraulic shock absorbers
  • P235/55R18 all-season tires
  • 18" 5-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Exterior Features

  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp
  • Black roof rails w/cross bars
  • Color-keyed fender flares
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off, blackout sport trim
  • Smoked headlamp bezels
  • 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 combination hard & soft shell spare tire cover
  • Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature

Interior Features

  • Fabric-trimmed 6-way driver & 4-way passenger bucket seats-inc: driver height adjustment, seatback pockets
  • 60/40 split fabric-trimmed rear bench w/slide/recline function, 1-touch fold-flat lever, height-adjustable headrest, center armrest
  • Multi-function center console-inc: (2) illuminated cupholders, storage box, cell phone storage pocket
  • Tilt & telescoping steering wheel
  • Amber-illuminated Optitron instrument cluster-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, LCD odometer w/(2) tripmeters
  • Warning lights-inc: seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, vehicle stability control, traction control, ABS, check engine, scheduled maintenance, low-fuel
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Direct tire pressure monitor system
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto up/down & jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control w/brake deceleration feature
  • Remote hood & fuel filler door releases
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player-inc: (6) speakers, aux input jack
  • Fender-mounted mast antenna
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (10) cup & bottle holders
  • (3) 12V auxiliary pwr outlets-inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area
  • Dual glove boxes w/upper box one-push open/close
  • Digital clock
  • Door panel storage pockets, bottle holders
  • Dual visor vanity mirrors w/sliding extensions, roof-mounted vanity light
  • Illuminated entry-inc: key illumination, interior light, front map light
  • Cargo area storage pockets in wheel housing w/(2) cupholders
  • Rear deck storage-inc: water-repellant foldable deck board

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • 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, drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelt, passengers automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) seatbelts
  • Child protector rear door locks
  • Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating
  • ISO-FIX child restraint system for outboard rear seating positions
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front crumple zone

2008 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

247 Reviews
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Toyota Rav4 Sport unsurpassed reliability

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

I have owned my Toyota Rav4 sport for the past year. The only issue I have experienced thus far is a dead battery that is not attributed to the vehicle's reliability in the least bit. This model features heated seats which is a game changer during winter months, coupled with the 4WD it makes it an ideal choice for people living in areas experiencing cold and snowy conditions. My vehicle has the V6 engine which averages around 21 mpg with a combination of both city and highway driving. It is my daily driver and my workday commute is around 45 miles roundtrip making the fuel economy leaving more to be desired. This is combated by the increased power which allows for a smoother commute and ease for my weekend jaunts up to the mountains, previously owning a 4 cylinder that struggled on steep grades it is a relief to drive a car that tackles inclines with ease. There is plenty of room to haul multiple passengers comfortably or fold the seats down to transport larger cargo. The driver's seat could be more comfortable, extended periods of driving can leave you a little stiff. The headrest adjustment feature doesn't help matters, it adjusts up and down only while there is an awkward tilt that cradles your head forward. All in all, this car has some areas of opportunity in the comfort department but as far as reliability goes it is hard to beat. I bought this vehicle because I value the reliability above all, I love to explore and not being stranded with car issues is my main priority.

- Meredith H

Lots of space and good gas mileage, poor get up and go.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

There is plenty of space in the rav4. We took a camping trip recently, 1 week long. We had plenty of room for all our stuff including a large yeti like cooler, a large bin, our bags, pillows and goal zero battery. It was great on gas mileage, went about 320 miles before having to refuel. The only downside, its a 4 cylinder and there's not much power. Trying to overtake cars on the highway was a challenge, not a big one but enough to mention it.

- Conor C

Can't hold enough passengers in the back

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

My RAV4 has done me well. It has gotten us through great trips with good storage. Problems I have are that I feel the seat leans to the side, it doesn't provide lumbar support (bad back/hip), and no direct air flow to back seats. Other problem I have (that I wouldn't have known without a car seat technician) is that you can't fit 3 passengers in the backseat. If I had known that when I bought; I wouldn't have bought it.

- Laura P

Good gas mileage and a great vehicle overall

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

Bought it over 6 months ago and I love it. Very easy on gas, handles great have had no issues with it. Even though I bought it used it is a great vehicle. For the price I paid for the vehicle it is awesome. Everyone that I talked to that has a rav4 totally love the vehicle. The layout of the dash and the instrument panels is very easy to see and read. Very comfortable on long road trips

- Mary K

Good car overall no real big problems

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

Awesome safety features and it drives while on curves. It was my mother's car but now it's mine. And it still runs smooth. Have a problem with the oil ( it tame day to use a lot of it have to check it every month) I guess that's something that happens with older cars but other then that it's a good car. It's the year 2008 rav4 black they come in other colors.

- Sophia J

Satisfied with Toyota Rav4

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

Vehicle runs great with minimum issues. I gave it a 4 because it is expensive to have maintained at the dealership. The car did have 3-4 recalls. Also there was a rear gear that was under warranty for only a limited amount of time and we didn't realize that. It is now out of warranty and it has a 'whirring' noise but it continues to keep running well

- Deborah H

Reliable in all conditions.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

The rav4 is very reliable. 4- wheel drive does great in the winter seasons. It has good horsepower and overall a very smooth and safe ride. It is quick to heat up in the winter and cool off in the summer. I do have a sunroof which is another great perk. Only negative is the swing open trunk which can make is challenging when parking and shopping.

- Natalie R

Small SUV with a lot of power and great look

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

When I bought the vehicle it was top of the line and the start of the mini SUV craze. They car looks sporty and outdoorsy as well as having the power and capability to get you wherever you need to go. It has the power to tow light trailers which enables us to go camping as a family and not worry about ruining a car.

- Molly D

good until its not

2008 Toyota RAV4 sport

Recalled pistons and rings at 120k Kmc. Then everything fell apart. At 137km it’s junk and the engine failed. Toyota walked away from it and would not help out with anything but charged 300 to tell us its not worth fixing. 2 years ago I felt way different about toyota but now they are on my not great list.

- John cyle

10+ years and 200k miles and still going strong!

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

My vehicle is wonderful! I have had it for 10+ years and it has been extremely reliable and a great car to drive. I have only had to make 2 'major' repairs (water pump and wheel bearing) both of which were from routine wear and tear. It is very comfortable and still reliable after 10 years of use.

- Mary D

Very reliable and fast car. Good gas mileage.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

Very reliable, not very many mechanical problems but overtime you will encounter some minor issues. Very reliable, not very many mechanical problems but overtime you will encounter some minor issues very reliable, not very many mechanical problems but overtime you will encounter some minor issues.

- Ang Q

I would recommend the rav4 to all.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

This has been a great vehicle. The seats are very comfortable and the ride is smooth. The pick up is surprisingly great. I like that there are a lot of compartments throughout for storage. Also, a nice perk is that the front seats can recline into the back for a comfortable sleeping option.

- Connie M

Favorite vehicle - V6 RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

Purchased used in 2012. Have had no problems in the 7 years I've owned it. Over 150,000 miles and still going strong. The V6 makes it very peppy. They sure don't make them like this anymore. I would buy it all over again, and can't say that about any other vehicle I've ever owned.

- Adrianne O

Toyota RAV4s are great reliable vehicles.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

My vehicle is a 2008 Toyota RAV4 sport with a spare tire attached to the rear. The exterior color is Charcoal with a dark grey interior. My vehicle still has all original parts with no accidents and I am the second owner of the vehicle. It currently has 100,000 miles on it.

- Stephanie M

Why everyone should drive a Toyota!

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

My Toyota rav4 has been very reliable. I have kept up with the maintenance and have never had a problem with it. I have had Toyota's since I have been driving and find that their ride is smooth, you cannot beat their reliability and they retain their value over the years.

- Mary M

Toyota cars are the most durable.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

very dependable no other car can compete with this feature. I love the way it handles on the road. Great features and built tough. Great control for an older model and the parts hold up well. It handles well on the road. Needs side airbags. The engine is the best!

- Randy R

Great all-around vehicle.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Sport

My car is great! It's very roomy and handles really well. The side opening rear door is a huge bonus as well! I have driven this car in the rain, snow and all over back roads. I always feel safe in it and have never had any problems. Definitely would recommend!

- Ellen M

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