Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

A Toyota RAV4 will depreciate 36% after 5 years and have a 5 year resale value of $19,308.

The words "Toyota" and "value" are synonymous, and the RAV4 is no exception. The RAV4 ranks right up there (Top 20 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 12,000 miles per year. It also assumes a selling price of $30,373 when new. Enter your purchase price, expected ownership period and estimated miles driven annually. Our depreciation calculator will predict an expected resale value for the Toyota RAV4.

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Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value Mileage Resale Year
1 $3,936 87.04% $26,437 12,000 2022
2 $4,848 84.04% $25,525 24,000 2023
3 $7,089 76.66% $23,284 36,000 2024
4 $9,382 69.11% $20,991 48,000 2025
5 $11,065 63.57% $19,308 60,000 2026
6 $13,258 56.35% $17,115 72,000 2027
7 $15,202 49.95% $15,171 84,000 2028
8 $16,004 47.31% $14,369 96,000 2029
9 $17,847 41.24% $12,526 108,000 2030
10 $19,311 36.42% $11,062 120,000 2031

Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

Years Old Depreciation Residual Value Resale Value
1 $3,936 87.04% $26,437
2 $4,848 84.04% $25,525
3 $7,089 76.66% $23,284
4 $9,382 69.11% $20,991
5 $11,065 63.57% $19,308
6 $13,258 56.35% $17,115
7 $15,202 49.95% $15,171
8 $16,004 47.31% $14,369
9 $17,847 41.24% $12,526
10 $19,311 36.42% $11,062

Buying a Toyota RAV4 New vs Used

If you purchase a used Toyota RAV4 that is 2 years old, then you could save $4,848 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 $6,217. 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 2020 Toyota RAV4 is our top pick for the best model year value for the RAV4. With the 2020, you would only pay, on average, 87% of the price as new, with 92% of the vehicle's useful life remaining. The 2019 and 2018 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
2021 $30,373 $30,373 $206 $0 0% 100%
2020 $29,675 $26,065 $235 $4,308 14.18% 87.04% Best
2019 $28,280 $24,057 $290 $2,008 7.7% 84.04% Better
2018 $27,088 $21,138 $373 $2,919 12.13% 76.66% Better
2017 $27,710 $19,577 $428 $1,561 7.38% 69.11% Good
2016 $26,760 $17,549 $539 $2,028 10.36% 63.57% Good
2015 $26,215 $15,513 $742 $2,036 11.6% 56.35%
2014 $26,993 $14,321 $838 $1,192 7.68% 49.95%
2013 $26,515 $13,445 $901 $876 6.12% 47.31%
2012 $26,317 $11,881 $1,028 $1,564 11.63% 41.24%
2011 $26,298 $10,635 $1,056 $1,246 10.49% 36.42%
2010 $25,417 $9,880 $1,208 $755 7.1% 34.12%
2009 $25,250 $9,073 $1,424 $807 8.17% 30.29%
Year Price % Paid Value Rank
2021 $30,373 100%
2020 $26,065 87.04% Best
2019 $24,057 84.04% Better
2018 $21,138 76.66% Better
2017 $19,577 69.11% Good
2016 $17,549 63.57% Good
2015 $15,513 56.35%
2014 $14,321 49.95%
2013 $13,445 47.31%
2012 $11,881 41.24%
2011 $10,635 36.42%
2010 $9,880 34.12%
2009 $9,073 30.29%

Toyota RAV4 Depreciation Rankings

Depreciation Rankings

We've ranked over 200 models from best to worst for Depreciation. See where the Toyota RAV4 ranks for Depreciation compared to other vehicles. Also check out how the RAV4 stacks up in our rankings for Maintenance, Insurance and Overall Costs.

Depreciation Rankings

Other Toyota RAV4 Costs of Ownership

Finding a car or truck that saves on depreciation costs is important. But, it's also imperative to view all major Toyota RAV4 costs. This will ensure that you are finding the vehicle that provides you the best value, at the lowest cost. We've created tools that will also help you to save on the following ownership expenses: