2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Buick Encore

Searching for a new vehicle can be a time-consuming exercise for some drivers, but those who know what they want from a new car have an advantage. If you know what you're looking for you can quickly narrow down your options from the overwhelming mass of SUVs to a more manageable pool. Even if you know what you want from a vehicle, it can still be useful to do a couple of comparisons. For example, when comparing the 2018 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2018 Buick Encore, drivers will be able to tell which model will be able to properly accommodate them and their passengers.

2018 Toyota RAV4 driving in front of a mountain vs 2018 Buick Encore driving in a city

2018 Toyota RAV4


2018 Buick Encore

One Engine Options Two
176 hp Standard Horsepower 138 hp
42.6/37.2 in. Front/Rear Leg Room 40.8/35.8 in.
38.4 cu.ft. Interior Cargo Volume 18.8 cu.ft.

2018 Toyota RAV4 dimensions and performance

When considering a new SUV, most drivers are looking for a vehicle that will provide them with plenty of power. On the 2018 Buick Encore, you'll have two different engine options to choose from, while the 2018 Toyota RAV4 offers only one high-powered option. The standard engine on the 2018 Buick Encore is a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 138 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. While this is decent, the other option will provide more power with the 1.4L Turbo four-cylinder with 153 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. However, the 2018 Toyota RAV4, which only has a 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, provides more power than both of the engines on the 2018 Buick Encore.

In addition to the high-powered performance, drivers need to consider how much space the vehicle that they are looking at has. As with most SUVs, both the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Buick Encore will provide you with plenty of space. However, for drivers who are looking for a vehicle with the most space, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 will more than handle anything or anyone you need to bring with you. This isn't to say that the 2018 Buick Encore doesn't provide room, but the 2018 Toyota RAV4 is better suited for transport. If you're looking for interior passenger space, the 2018 Buick Encore offers 40.8 and 35.8 inches of leg room in the front and back rows. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 provides 42.6 inches in the front and 37.2 inches in the back-row for passenger leg room. In addition to having plenty of passenger room, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 also has room for any cargo you need to bring with you. While the 2018 Buick Encore has 18.8 cubic feet of volume with the second row engaged or 48.4 cubic feet when you fold down the second row. By comparison, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a staggering 38.4 cubic feet cargo volume behind the second row or a maximum cargo area of 73.4 cubic feet with the back seat folded down. To explore the performance and interior dimensions of the 2018 Toyota RAV4 in Bloomington, IN, at Royal South Toyota.

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