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2016 Buick Encore vs. 2016 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
The Toyota RAV4 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. Both the Buick Encore and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

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 the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same 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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2016 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*: $24,065 - $31,285

2016 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $24,350 - $32,910
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.96% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 23 - 28
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
22 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 - 34 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,102 - $30,034 $22,768 - $30,770

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.