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Toyota RAV4 vs. Buick Enclave

When we compare the Toyota RAV4 to the Buick Enclave, the Toyota RAV4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Buick Enclave has the advantage in the areas of interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota RAV4 versus the Buick Enclave, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Toyota RAV4 versus Buick Enclave Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota RAV4 ranges from $25,600 to $37,600 while a used Buick Enclave from the same model year range is priced between $27,785 to $42,808. For a new model, the Toyota RAV4's price is between $29,469 and $39,840, with the Buick Enclave priced between $45,522 and $62,739.

Toyota RAV4 versus Buick Enclave Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota RAV4 is 8.5 out of 10 while the Buick Enclave's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Toyota RAV4 being ranked 6 out of 24 Best Small SUVs and the Buick Enclave being ranked 4 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota RAV4’s base engine makes 203 horsepower, and the Buick Enclave base engine makes 310 horsepower. The RAV4 is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 508 miles. The Enclave is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Buick Enclave, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Toyota RAV4, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the area of trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota RAV4 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Buick Enclave.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Toyota RAV4 and the Buick Enclave have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota RAV4 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2022 Toyota RAV4

2023 Buick Enclave

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,469 - $39,840

Used Asking Price:

$25,600 - $37,600

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

34.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,522 - $62,739

Used Asking Price:

$27,785 - $42,808

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.5 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

5 / 24
5 / 24
6 / 24
6 / 14
8 / 61
8 / 28
11 / 61
12 / 61
33 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 67
4 / 67
4 / 18
5 / 18
6 / 25

Summary Review

The Toyota RAV4 is a compact crossover with seating for five. The current Toyota RAV4 was redesigned for the 2019 model year, with new models averaging $31,101 and 3-year-old models averaging $23,510.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Reputation for durability
  • Gasoline, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid models available
  • Rugged SUV-like capability with the TRD Pro Off-Road trim

  • Lackluster driving experience
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto late to arrive
  • Cumbersome touchscreen controls

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

XLE Premium, LE, Adventure, TRD Off-Road, Limited, XLE

Trim Levels

Essence, Premium, Avenir

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

184 foot-lbs @ 5000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.060 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

27 / 35 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 508 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

342 / 494 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.4 inches

Cargo Space:

37.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

69.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

136.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

97.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3380 lbs

Width:

73 inches

Height:

67 inches

Length:

180.9 inches

Wheelbase:

105.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4359 lbs

Width:

89.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

204.7 inches

Wheelbase:

120.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/65R18