Toyota RAV4 vs. Buick Encore — CarsDirect

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Compact are in style, and the Toyota RAV4 and Encore aim to please. Both manage to pack a lot into nimble frames, offering cargo space and a pleasing of comfort and safety features.

The was new for 2013, but it is already challenging the RAV4 for a spot near the top of the crossover segment. Can the RAV4 its own, or will the Encore win the contest?

What the RAV4 Gets

The RAV4 underwent a complete in 2013, and it shows. Its streamlined and upgraded cabin make for an more comfortable ride, and its roomy interior can seat people and their gear comfortably.

The 2.4-liter four-cylinder puts out 176 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of — not enough to impress, but of ferrying passengers smoothly point A to point B. The latest features are in attendance, including connectivity, a 6-inch touchscreen, and a camera. Higher trim have even more amenities. Excellent fuel and a snappy design clinch the position as a top choice in the small


What the Encore Gets

The Encore is a new addition to the Buick and a solid competitor in the compact It is slight in size — 168 inches long — but its holds plenty of quality like leather seats, trim and a high-end sound

Graduating to higher trim adds further tech, and premium amenities. The Encore a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine generates an underwhelming 138 horsepower and 148 of torque — but it offers a ride on the highway with and capable handling. An impressive of safety features and great economy round out the package.

The Encore is doing well for its year on the market, but it isn’t good enough to knock the from its higher position. little crossover has a big list of points, and buyers agree. its engine is nothing to get excited the RAV4 still gets performance than the Encore, comparable fuel economy. Its design, high-tech cabin and storage space make it the all-around choice for both and families looking for an affordable vehicle.

Take a closer look at the RAV4

Take a closer at the Buick Encore


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