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Toyota RAV4 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2008 Toyota RAV4 specs.

2008 Toyota RAV4 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 104.7 in
Length 181.1 in
Width 71.5 in
Height 66.3 in
Curb Weight 3300 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.1 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.8 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.8 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.3 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.4 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.3 in
Headroom, Row 3 37.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 3 52.6 in
Hip Room, Row 3 43.3 in
Legroom, Row 3 30.0 in
Total Legroom 110.1 in (over 3 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 12.3 ft3
Cargo Volume, Behind R2 37.2 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 73.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Easy access for us older folk and plenty of room once we get there. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
lots of leg room. very comfortable for 2 people see full Toyota RAV4 review
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Seat fits. Bottom long enough to support legs. Molded to body style. Not flat and short. Noticeably better feel to seat than any other vehicle. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 Toyota RAV4 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
Harder seats than in the Murano, and now in a good way. The Murano has power lumbar support, letting you melt in the seat as much as you wish. Better lateral support in the Murano as well. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Seat is power but doesnt go back far enough for me 6ft.bottom seat coushion litte short. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Tight fit for tall people in front - length and width. No worse than Forester, but not any better. 2nd row is _very_ spacious, and slides forward/backward. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Not quite enough steering wheel room. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2007 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Needs a little more front seat travel see full Toyota RAV4 review
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Has less legroom for second seat passengers compared to CR-V. see full Toyota RAV4 review
 

2008 Toyota RAV4 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base Sport Limited
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
166 hp@6000
165 lb-ft@4000
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
166 hp@6000
165 lb-ft@4000
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
166 hp@6000
165 lb-ft@4000
Optional Engine(s) 3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
269 hp@6200
246 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
269 hp@6200
246 lb-ft@4700
3.5L V6
DOHC-4v
269 hp@6200
246 lb-ft@4700
Standard Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires215/70R16 tires235/55R18 tires225/65R17 tires
Optional Tires225/65R17 tires  

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
V6 performance is better than any vehicle that I have owned. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Its smooth, fast and powerful see full Toyota RAV4 review
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
V6 Rav4 is fun to drive. Around town its very responsive in comparison to most Cute-Utes and passing power is impressive at highway speeds. Drivetrain is smooth, without searching for gears on hills like my friends' Escape V6, Pathfinder and turbo'd RDX. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
V6 rocks. AWD is nice to have in snow/wet. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The power is actually a bit scary sometimes in terms of how quickly it comes on when passing someone but I never have an issue with not being able to pass someone or keep up with traffic when fully loaded see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
V6. FANTASTIC! see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Some of the best in class passing power and acceleration, while retaining above-average fuel economy. Optional V6 is great; would not have considered RAV6 if the only engine was the standard I4. see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Fast as hell see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Great performance and good gas mileage see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
much better than average power in the v6.Perfoms better tha subaru forester turbo i just sold.Lots of torque.count be happier see full Toyota RAV4 review
2008 Toyota RAV4 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV turbocharged 134hp 2.2L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual AWD
Gearchange is nothcy see full Toyota RAV4 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2008 Toyota RAV4

2008 Toyota RAV4 Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 269-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Stock OEM tires by any auto manufacturers are strictly sourced based on price(Bridgestones Duelers come on most Rav4s). Therefore they are not the best in low-traction situations, as well as not having tremendous durability or longevity. Luckily my Toyota-Certified(ie used) Rav4 came with newer Michelin All-Season tires. I've never felt this AWD vehicle was struggling for grip in low-traction conditions. see full Toyota RAV4 review
 

2008 Toyota RAV4 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV Base 21,500 19,888 745
4dr SUV Sport 23,075 21,342 745
4dr SUV Limited 23,755 21,972 745

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