Buick's entry into the luxury compact SUV segment sits between the tiny Encore and giant Enclave.
The China-built Envision was introduced with a smooth and quiet 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Handling is rather clumsy, however, and wind noise is pronounced.
Oddly, the ride is a mixed bag of cushiness and harshness.
The interior is well- finished and features a relatively roomy rear seat.
Buick's suite of active safety equipment includes forward collision warning and lane departure mitigation systems, as well as optional automatic emergency braking were in 2016, the intro year. With the 2017 model year, forward-collision warning and blind-spot monitoring were no longer standard.
The model line expanded for 2017, adding a non-turbo 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and front-wheel-drive, as well as lower levels of equipment.
For 2019, a new nine-speed automatic transmission is now paired to the updated 2.0-liter turbo engine.