Used Toyota Rav4 Information
The RAV4 was the first compact crossover SUV, entering the market in 1995 to become one of the best-selling crossovers on the market. The Recreational Active Vehicle with 4WD, the Toyota RAV4 is the crossover of choice for many families. The RAV4 was the crossover counterpart for the FJ Cruiser until that model's discontinuation in 2014.
The first-generation RAV4 was based on the Corolla's platform and was produced until 2000. Until 1999, a two-door hardtop version was available, but was dropped for lack of sales as the soft-top model was more popular. In 1997, a limited-production RAV4 EV (electric vehicle) was introduced for California and about 500 of those are still registered for road use in the state.
Used Toyota RAV4s for sale from 2001-2005 mark the second generation design, and represent a complete update for the vehicle. This proved to be very popular as the reputation of the RAV4 for dependability was augmented by the new upmarket "Cruiser" model option. The two-door option was dropped for the U.S. in favor of the larger and more popular four-door version with rear tailgate.
For the 2006 model year, a third-generation Toyota RAV4 was redesigned on an all-new platform, popular with used car buyers. This updated several things in the crossover, including adding electric-assist steering to boost fuel economy and a much larger interior. This proved a good idea as sales jumped considerably for the RAV4 in this generation. The RAV4 EV was re-introduced with a new electric powertrain from Tesla Motors, again limited to California.
The current-generation Toyota RAV4 was introduced for the 2013 model year. The major updates include dropping the spare tire well from the rear, adding a hatchback rather than a tailgate, and the dropping of the marginally-popular V6 engine option in favor of turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
On the used car market, the Toyota RAV4 in all its generations is a popular find. It enjoys robust trade and is known to hold value well.
There are 26,094 used Toyota RAV4s in our used car listings, including the Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Tacoma. 61% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 87% have no accident history.