Research

2008 Toyota RAV4 Page 1

7.6
On Page 1

The first two generations of RAV4 crossovers were smaller, four-cylinder-only affairs. That changed with the introduction of the third-generation vehicle: the larger, third-generation RAV4, which offers up V-6 power like its prime competitors, the Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe.

 

The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.

The 3.5-liter V-6 engine available in the RAV4 offers an impressive 269 horsepower, making RAV4s the most powerful vehicles in their class. The standard engine is a more fuel-conscious 2.4-liter four-cylinder rated at 166 horsepower. All RAV4s are automatic-only, with V-6 models getting a five-speed automatic while four-cylinder versions use a four-speed automatic.

 

The RAV4 rides on a wheelbase that's three inches longer than the previous version, so it has substantially more interior/cargo space, including an available third-row seat and seven-passenger seating capability.

 

All V-6 RAV4 models, and all four-cylinder models equipped with a third-row seat, come standard with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Assist Control (DAC). All-wheel drive is an option, and the version in the RAV4 integrates all-wheel drive, stability, and traction control, and electric power steering systems into a single system.

 

Driver and front passenger front-seat-mounted side airbags, along with first and second row roll-sensing side curtain airbags, are standard on all versions.

 

For 2008, the RAV4 is priced from $21,100 for the base model 2WD four-cylinder to $26,670 for the 4WD Limited V-6.

 

Toyota RAV4 Road Test

 

More reviews at TheCarConnection.com

 

Get invoice and MSRP prices for this vehicle

 

Get a dealer quote for this vehicle

Research Other Topics

7.6
on a scale of 1 to 10
Styling
7.0
Expert Rating
Performance
7.0
Expert Rating
Comfort & Quality
8.0
Expert Rating
Safety
8.0
Expert Rating
Features
8.0
Expert Rating
Looking for other models of the Toyota RAV4?
Read reviews & get prices
Compare the 2008 Toyota RAV4 against the competition
Compare All Cars