Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

A Toyota RAV4 will depreciate 39% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $18,081.

The words "Toyota" and "value" are synonymous, and the Rav4 is no exception. The Rav4 ranks right up there (Top 10 at years 3, 5 and 7) with all other great value-retaining vehicles, and fits in nicely with the overall value offered by most of the Toyota fleet. With dependability and low operating costs, Rav4s are exceptional values whether purchased new or used.

The chart below shows the expected depreciation for the next 10 years. These results are for vehicles in good condition, averaging 13,500 miles per year, and assumes a purchase price of $29,675 when new. Key in your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated annual miles driven into our depreciation calculator, and we'll predict an expected resale value just for you.

Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,789 87.23% $25,886 13,500 2021
2 $5,134 82.70% $24,541 27,000 2022
3 $7,101 76.07% $22,574 40,500 2023
4 $9,609 67.62% $20,066 54,000 2024
5 $11,594 60.93% $18,081 67,500 2025
6 $13,704 53.82% $15,971 81,000 2026
7 $14,582 50.86% $15,093 94,500 2027
8 $17,315 41.65% $12,360 108,000 2028
9 $19,016 35.92% $10,659 121,500 2029
10 $19,479 34.36% $10,196 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,789 87.23% $25,886
2 $5,134 82.70% $24,541
3 $7,101 76.07% $22,574
4 $9,609 67.62% $20,066
5 $11,594 60.93% $18,081
6 $13,704 53.82% $15,971
7 $14,582 50.86% $15,093
8 $17,315 41.65% $12,360
9 $19,016 35.92% $10,659
10 $19,479 34.36% $10,196

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If you purchase a used Toyota RAV4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $5,134 compared to buying new, and still have a relatively new model with plenty of useful life remaining. If you plan to keep this vehicle for 3 years then your total cost of depreciation would be $6,460. Try other age and ownership length combinations, or different vehicles to see if you can find depreciation sweetspots where this cost is the lowest. Hint: Try vehicles between 2 and 4 years old, as brand new vehicles depreciate quickly. Also, if this is a recently released model and buying a few years old isn't possible, consider another vehicle, or perhaps wait until more used RAV4 models become available.

The Best Model Years to Buy a Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the RAV4. With the 2019, you would only pay, on average, 87% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2018 and 2016 model years are also attractive years for the RAV4, and provide a relatively good value. Our rankings consider multiple factors, including the RAV4's price as new, current price, maintenance costs and remaining years of overall predictabe expenses. Our top ranked model year represents the most car for the money of the Toyota RAV4 models.

Toyota RAV4 Historical Depreciation

Year New Price Current Price Maintenance $ Decline % Decline % Paid Value Rating
2020 $29,675 $29,675 $205 $0 0% 100%
2019 $28,280 $24,903 $234 $4,772 16.08% 87.23% Best
2018 $27,088 $22,691 $289 $2,212 8.88% 82.7% Better
2017 $27,710 $21,452 $372 $1,239 5.46% 76.07% Good
2016 $26,760 $18,521 $427 $2,931 13.66% 67.62% Better
2015 $26,215 $16,510 $538 $2,011 10.86% 60.93% Good
2014 $26,993 $15,268 $740 $1,242 7.52% 53.82%
2013 $26,515 $14,321 $836 $947 6.2% 50.86%
2012 $26,317 $11,861 $900 $2,460 17.18% 41.65%
2011 $26,298 $10,473 $1,027 $1,388 11.7% 35.92%
2010 $25,417 $9,789 $1,055 $684 6.53% 34.36%
2009 $25,250 $8,929 $1,207 $860 8.79% 30.58%
2008 $24,773 $8,127 $1,423 $802 8.98% 27.06%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $29,675 100%
2019 $24,903 87.23% Best
2018 $22,691 82.7% Better
2017 $21,452 76.07% Good
2016 $18,521 67.62% Better
2015 $16,510 60.93% Good
2014 $15,268 53.82%
2013 $14,321 50.86%
2012 $11,861 41.65%
2011 $10,473 35.92%
2010 $9,789 34.36%
2009 $8,929 30.58%
2008 $8,127 27.06%

Considering financing? Try our Toyota RAV4 Loan Calculator, which will steer you away from unattractive loan structures that put you in a bad financial position relative to the value of your vehicle. Customize a loan structure that is right for you, or try some basic options, No Money Down, 10% Down and 20% Down. Important Note: CarEdge.com does NOT offer auto financing, or are we affiliated with any financing sources. We provide this information in the hope that you can make a more informed purchasing decision.

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About Our Data and "Useful Lifespan"

We aggregate and analyze millions of automotive data points from a variety of sources, including some of the industry's leading data providers. The historical depreciation tables, charts, values and overall rankings are conducted on a semi-annual basis, with our most recent update published in September 2020.

While the "Useful Lifespan" of a vehicle will vary greatly from one model to the next, and even one owner to the next, we have determined that twelve years is the most appropriate timeframe which will yield us good, usable data - and that any data beyond that timeframe becomes more dispersed, and ultimately less reliable. Moreover, maintenance costs beyond that timeframe become significantly more varied, as a vehicle owner's care of a particular vehicle will greatly impact its value, and ongoing maintenance costs. We are very much hopeful, however, that your car or truck will last well beyond twelve years, and that it gets you to where you want to go.

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