2018 Toyota RAV4 vs 2018 Buick Encore Janesville WI

In the ever-growing compact SUV market, every brand and model are fighting for superiority when it comes to the eyes of the customer. Many claim to be the best, but it becomes difficult to separate the pretenders from the contenders. That's why we have these model comparison pages: to try and give customers the important information about two vehicle models so that they can make an informed and accurate car-buying decision.

For this page, we're comparing the 2018 Toyota RAV4 and the 2018 Buick Encore, two of the most popular compact SUVs today. We'll be judging each vehicle on its horsepower and torque capabilities, and its standard and maximum interior cargo volume. We chose these categories because we believe they're the ones that matter when separating good from great compact SUVs. We'll be comparing each models' base trim level, to be as fair as possible.

2018 toyota rav 4 vs 2018 buick encore

2018 Toyota RAV4 VS 2018 Buick Encore
176 horsepower Horsepower 138 horsepower
172 lbs.-ft. Torque 148 lbs.-ft.
38.4 cubic feet Interior Cargo Volume 18.8 cubic feet
73.4 cubic feet Maximum Interior Cargo Volume 48.4 cubic feet

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As you can see, both models offer solid value when it comes to compact SUVs. However, it's pretty clear that the 2018 Toyota RAV4 holds the edge over its competitor when it comes to these key features and abilities. The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a more powerful engine when it comes to horsepower and torque. Also, it is much roomier than the 2018 Buick Encore. Whether you have the rear seats up, or folded down for maximum room, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 offers much more space for cargo and luggage.

But, that's not all the 2018 Toyota RAV4 offers. It also has a vast array of standard and available safety features so that you are as safe as possible when on the road. Available safety features include:

  • Advanced Airbag System 
  • ToyotaCare with roadside assistance 
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist 
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control 
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection 
  • Automatic High Beams 
  • Blind Spot Monitor 
  • Star Safety System™ (Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology®) 

Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota RAV4? Want to take it for a test drive yourself? Contact our helpful staff at Hesser Toyota today!

2018 toyota rav4 blue rear side view
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2018 toyota rav4 multiple colors

Find the ideal RAV4 color for you

Car shoppers have shown they are fans of crossovers. The Toyota RAV4 has held its own in this competitive segment. One of the factors making this crossover so popular is the variety of color options available on the RAV4. So, what are the 2018 Toyota RAV4 exterior color options? 10 exterior color options will be available on the 2018 RAV4. The list includes Galactic Aqua Mica, Electric Storm Blue, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, Super White, Black, Ruby Flare Pearl, Black Currant Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic and Black Sand Pearl.