2017 Buick Encore vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4 in Lincoln, NE


2017 buick encore vs 2017 toyota rav4
Compact crossovers are very popular in the Lincoln, NE area because, like their larger SUVs relatives, they provide a great view of the road and huge cargo capacity, but are easier to drive and park. However, because they are so popular, shoppers are often overwhelmed with choices. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 is a commonly seen model on the streets of Lincoln, NE, but how does it compare to the premium Buick Encore? Find out by reading our competitive review below, then contact our dealership to learn more.

2017 Encore vs. 2017 RAV4: Engine Specs & Efficiency

If you are interested in getting more miles per gallon, the Buick Encore is your best bet. It’s much more efficient than the Toyota RAV4 even in its base trim. If you are looking for more power, the Encore’s I4 engine is also available with direct-injection, with start-stop technology to keep fuel economy high. Even the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can’t beat the Encore’s impressive highway MPG rating.

2017 Buick Encore Model 2017 Toyota RAV4
1.4L Turbo I4 Engine 2.5L I4
27 MPG/33 MPG City/Highway Fuel Economy – FWD 23 MPG/29 MPG
26 MPG/31 MPG City/Highway Fuel Economy – AWD 22 MPG/28 MPG

2017 Encore vs. 2017 RAV4: Tech & Features

Although the Toyota RAV4 has several features you’ll be pleased to see come standard, such as Bluetooth® wireless calling and streaming, the 2017 Buick Encore can do so much more. For example, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is equipped with an available 7-in. touchscreen and Entune® infotainment, but the Buick IntelliLink® infotainment system has an 8-in. touchscreen and Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility.
2017 encore tech and features

  • Heated, leather-trimmed seats are only available on the 2017 Buick Encore.
  • Active noise cancellation keeps road noise out of the cabin of the Buick Encore. This technology is not available on the Toyota RAV4.
  • Bose® premium audio is only available in the new Buick Encore.
  • Only the Buick Encore comes with a built-in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • The 2017 Encore has a convenient flat-folding front passenger seat with a storage space under the seat.

2017 Encore vs. 2017 RAV4: Safety

Both of these compact SUVs earned top scores in crash tests conducted by the IIHS and NHTSA, but the Buick Encore goes above and beyond in creating a safe environment. OnStar® Basic and OnStar® Guidance services are included with every purchase of a new 2017 Buick Encore, for five years and three months respectively. These provide:

  • Vehicle diagnostics and maintenance reminder
  • Roadside assistance
  • Stolen vehicle assistance
  • Automatic crash response
  • Much more

Additionally, the 2017 Buick Encore available with a variety of driver assistance technology such as:

  • Side blind zone alert
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane departure alert
  • Forward collision alert

Which Should I Buy?

After comparing the advanced safety systems, availability of popular features, and fuel efficiency, we are confident that our customers will be much happier owning the 2017 Buick Encore than the 2017 Toyota RAV4.

You can learn more about the latest Buick Encore by stopping at our dealership in Lincoln, NE to take one for a test-drive. Browse our inventory to pick out the new Encore you want to drive, and then contact our team.