Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 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
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Downhill assist control (DAC)
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil springs, trailing arms
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Electric pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr vented front/solid rear disc brakes

Exterior Features

  • 17" aluminum wheels
  • P225/65R17 all-season tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Rear bumper step w/black protector molding
  • Black grille
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler w/stop lamp
  • Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • LED rear lamps
  • High solar energy-absorbing glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Foldable pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Color-keyed rear door handle
  • Color-keyed combination hard & soft shell spare tire cover
  • Side-opening rear door w/hold-open feature

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input jack
  • Roof-mounted antenna

Interior Features

  • Fabric-trimmed 6-way driver & 4-way passenger bucket seats -inc: driver height adjustment, seatback pockets
  • Active front headrests
  • 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
  • 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
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air conditioning w/air filtration
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • (10) cup & bottle holders, illuminated front cup 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)
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Side impact door beams
  • Front crumple zone
  • 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
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Soft energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Direct tire pressure monitor system

2009 Toyota RAV4 Owner Reviews

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Toyota Rav4: Reliable & Sturdy

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

Love the feel. One of the things I want most in a car is comfortability and it's perfect for driving since we take passengers a lot. It's also such a sturdy car and it feels smooth and safe. The features are nothing fancy but it has everything needed, everything works great despite the fact that we bought it used. I was surprised by how great shape the car was. Another important thing is mileage and durability. I feel like I can take long road trips in the car and it can handle it. We haven't ever really had major problems with the car apart from general wear and tear which is fantastic. What I want out of a car in this age isn't necessarily something fancy, but instead something that is reliable and sturdy.

- Vee Y

Perfect for everyday commute with great handling and ample space.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

My 2009 rav4 is a great vehicle. It has everything I need and want in a vehicle. I am single with no children and do not transport other people, so I often keep the second row seating folded down, creating a large trunk space. It has ample room for my hockey equipment, gym bag, groceries, and more. Living in New England, this vehicle handles well in the snow with the 4-wheel-drive option. However, I did not realize before purchasing that the 4wd option automatically shuts off if you drive above 20 mph. Despite this, it handles pretty well in sleek conditions above 20 mph. Seating is very comfortable, visibility is great, and the overall feel of the drive is smooth. Great little SUV!

- Holly G

Love this car! Reliable and dependable

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I love this car. It's reliable and runs great. I have had to do some maintenance over the years but it's been reasonably priced and easy to fix. The system is reliable (fluid level warnings, air pressure warnings). Only con is that it can suffer in winter sometimes, I've had to replace the battery twice during my winters with it and I've had it about six years. It's small enough to not feel like you're driving a beast of a car, but large enough to haul things.

- Lindsey K

Reliable, but not in the snow.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

This car has been incredibly reliable except for a few issues I've experienced since purchasing this car. I've had a constant minor squealing noise occurring without explanation. I've taken it to several car mechanics with no luck in solving the issue. Another issue that is present would be that the car is EXTREMELY light. I live in a snow heavy state and even with all wheel drive, this car is NOT good in the snow.

- Marco L

Not sure what you mean by 'title of your review'. 2009 rav4. Good vehicle.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

There have been no problems with the vehicle other than normal wear and tear. Other than a couple of batteries, a new starter and routine maintenance, it has been an inexpensive vehicle to own. And it has always performed well. It is comfortable, rides well and has plenty of capacity for larger, longer items. It would nice if the average mpg was 30 or higher.

- Betsy F

Toyota RAV4: A Great Family Car

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

Overall a great vehicle. Accelerated quickly, but not too touchy at all. Slick looking exterior, durable interior. We've had our Toyota RAV4 for 10 years and never had any issues. Only complaint that I may have is that the radio is very quiet compared to the noise of the car. I have a hard time finding a volume that works well when going down the interstate

- Cameron K

Great car for a first time driver with pets.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

It is a really reliable car for being 10 years old. The gas mileage on it is around 21 so not bad for being such a large car. It's great for fitting a full size great Dane in the back. The steering wheel sometimes locks when I try to turn on the car but that happens in a ton of different cars. Overall a great car.

- Lila B

I would buy another Toyota again overall good car

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

Reliable and good for driving to work and traveling to vacation spot up north. Roomy and safe for grandchildren. Has over 175000 miles and haven't had major work done Regular maintenance has it still running like a charm. Tailgate rattles which is annoying but can be ignored. I'll buy another one or Toyota again.

- Yv W

Love the RAV4, great for adventures

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I love our RAV4 we even converted the back into a fold down makeshift tent where we sleep when camping! The car is great for adventures and everyone always comments how roomy the back seat is. We have had no issues with the car thus far. We wish we would have purchased the car with a third row back seat.

- Jolie B

RAV4 is solid affordable vehicle

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

Performs well in winter. Especially in snow. I have had some repairs that included brakes twice within 1 year, however dealer compensated for the error. All other repairs were normal wear and tear. To date no engine problems. I am very satisfied with the vehicle and would buy another one.


The RAV4 is the perfect vehicle for a single gal who drives a lot on the reg!

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I LOVE the reliability of this vehicle. Toyota makes such wonderful cars, and the RAV4 is no exception. I also love the amount of space. It's the perfect size! It's a 2009, so it's not a 'smart' vehicle by any means, but it's super comfortable and has been so good for me over the last 10 years!

- Natalie M

Four wheel drive, best vehicle I've ever owned

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

No problems at all, runs like a top. The car is very reliable. Other than normal maintenance the car has cost me nothing. The service has been really good. I bought it new will for sure consider another one in the future. You need to put this on your list to look at if you are in the market

- Tim F

Highly recommended Toyota

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I bought my vehicle used. It has been a great vehicle. I have owned my vehicle for seven years. I have not put any money into the vehicle besides basic maintenance. I would highly recommend a Toyota. It drives great in the snow and I love that it has three rows because of my family size.

- Michelle M

Road trips are the best with my Rav4

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

Room for everyone. Fun to drive. I love road trips in this car. Kids can sleep comfortably in the back at night. Feels safe to drive. Good gas mileage in road trips. Room for dogs in back. Love the light blue color. Gas mileage around town is low. Cost too much to run errands,

- Penny H

Great customer care and service.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I love my Toyota and we have had several of them over the years. We only buy Toyota because of the dependability, comfort, and they are fun to drive. They also are extremely dependable and the service centers are comfortable and the mechanics take the time to listen.

- Ruth B

rav4 is perfect for all ages

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

great for long-distance road trips, durable (purchased used & have had little to no maintenance/problems), smooth ride, large trunk space, visually appealing exterior, comfortable seats, sunroof, leather seats easy to clean. Could improve with better speaker quality

- Danielle C

A good reliable car for a college student

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

I have had the car 10 years and love it. I have done minimal maintenance on it and have had no major problems. It gets good gas mileage for the size car it is. And it has lots of space! The only thing I would like to change is adding air vents in the backseat

- Medea B

Toyota rav4 has been a great car.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

The only problems I have ever had with this vehicle are. A slight issues with the ac/heat (I do not feel like they work exceedingly well) and a little bit of visual disturbance in line of sight when driving and looking side to side. Otherwise, I love this car.

- Erin M

The car handles well and has plenty of power.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

The brakes often squeak when the car first starts or if it's cold and if it's wet. I think it's a smooth ride. I would recommend all weather mats. The driver's seat could be more comfortable and I wish there was navigation and upgraded radio with a screen.

- Ben F

Very reliable and durable.

2009 Toyota RAV4 Base

This car is very durable and versatile. I have had this vehicle for 10 years and have not have had major problems with it just the yearly oil change and other little stuff like that. Very reliable. I take it on long trips all the time. Very good mileage.

- grace M

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