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2014 Buick Encore vs. 2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota RAV4 than in the Buick Encore, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota RAV4 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick Encore, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 RAV4, 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). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. 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 RAV4.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Encore is much slimmer than the Toyota RAV4, 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 RAV4.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4.

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 RAV4. The Buick Encore has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Encore than that of the Toyota RAV4.

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2014 Buick
Encore

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

2014 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,550 - $29,720
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City MPG: 23 - 25
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 33 29 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,194 - $29,246 $22,020 - $27,787

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