2020
Buick's luxury compact SUV sits between the tiny Encore and the large Enclave. The Chinese-built Envision uses a smooth and quiet 252-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder originally mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
For 2019, the turbo engine is paired to a nine-speed automatic. A less expensive 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and available front-wheel drive are new. Handling is clumsy, but ultimately the car is secure when pushed to its limits. Oddly, the ride is a mixed bag, soft and unsettled at the same time. Access is easy, and the rear seat is relatively roomy. The infotainment system is easy to use. Note that the dash vents are too low and tend to cool the driver's elbows. The Envision's available suite of active safety equipment includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assistance.
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2016-2019
2016 Redesign Year
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 9-speed automatic transmission is now paired to the updated 2.0-liter turbo engine.
$21,750 - $29,000
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$19,200 - $25,825
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$16,875 - $23,225
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$18,375 - $19,200
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