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. It also assumes a selling price of $29,675 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.

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

Toyota RAV4 Depreciation

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

Toyota RAV4 Depreciation Calculator

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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 2020 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% Better
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% Good
2015 $26,215 $16,510 $538 $2,011 10.86% 60.93%
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% Better
2019 $24,903 87.23% Best
2018 $22,691 82.7% Better
2017 $21,452 76.07% Good
2016 $18,521 67.62% Good
2015 $16,510 60.93%
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%

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: