Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

A Toyota RAV4 will depreciate 40% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $17,725.

The words "Toyota" and "value" are synonymous, and the Rav4 is no exception. The Rav4 ranks right up there 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, 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 $3,499 88.21% $26,176 13,500 2021
2 $6,772 77.18% $22,903 27,000 2022
3 $10,226 65.54% $19,449 40,500 2023
4 $11,075 62.68% $18,600 54,000 2024
5 $11,950 59.73% $17,725 67,500 2025
6 $13,760 53.63% $15,915 81,000 2026
7 $14,695 50.48% $14,980 94,500 2027
8 $17,805 40.00% $11,870 108,000 2028
9 $19,289 35.00% $10,386 121,500 2029
10 $19,936 32.82% $9,739 135,000 2030
Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,499 88.21% $26,176
2 $6,772 77.18% $22,903
3 $10,226 65.54% $19,449
4 $11,075 62.68% $18,600
5 $11,950 59.73% $17,725
6 $13,760 53.63% $15,915
7 $14,695 50.48% $14,980
8 $17,805 40.00% $11,870
9 $19,289 35.00% $10,386
10 $19,936 32.82% $9,739

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If you purchase a used Toyota RAV4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $6,772 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 $5,178. 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 2017 Toyota RAV4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the RAV4. With the 2017, you would only pay, on average, 66% of the price as new, with 75% 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 $146 $0 0% 100%
2019 $28,280 $25,122 $175 $4,553 15.34% 88.21% Good
2018 $27,088 $21,137 $230 $3,985 15.86% 77.18% Better
2017 $27,710 $18,475 $313 $2,662 12.59% 65.54% Best
2016 $26,760 $17,140 $368 $1,335 7.23% 62.68% Better
2015 $26,215 $16,137 $478 $1,003 5.85% 59.73% Good
2014 $26,993 $15,157 $681 $980 6.07% 53.63%
2013 $26,515 $14,162 $777 $995 6.56% 50.48%
2012 $26,317 $11,367 $841 $2,795 19.74% 40%
2011 $26,298 $10,171 $968 $1,196 10.52% 35%
2010 $25,417 $9,338 $995 $833 8.19% 32.82%
2009 $25,250 $8,430 $1,148 $908 9.72% 28.84%
2008 $24,773 $7,712 $1,364 $718 8.52% 25.62%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2020 $29,675 100%
2019 $25,122 88.21% Good
2018 $21,137 77.18% Better
2017 $18,475 65.54% Best
2016 $17,140 62.68% Better
2015 $16,137 59.73% Good
2014 $15,157 53.63%
2013 $14,162 50.48%
2012 $11,367 40%
2011 $10,171 35%
2010 $9,338 32.82%
2009 $8,430 28.84%
2008 $7,712 25.62%
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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 April 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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