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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Encore than in the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Toyota FJ Cruiser will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Toyota FJ Cruiser, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Buick Encore or the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Buick Encore will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Buick Encore, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore has much lower torque than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Toyota FJ Cruiser, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota FJ Cruiser.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Toyota FJ Cruiser.


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2014 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,160 - $30,465

2014 Toyota
FJ Cruiser

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MSRP*: $27,680 - $29,270
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City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
16 - 17
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $23,194 - $29,246 $25,743 - $27,221

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