John Diether
Automotive Editor - June 16, 2016

Expert Rating

4.5 (Excellent)
20 City / 26 Highway

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2016 Buick Envision OVERVIEW

The all-new Envision crossover fits neatly between the subcompact Encore and seven-passenger Enclave in Buick's lineup. This three-model approach gives Buick more ground to compete in the upscale crossover market.

What's New for 2016

The Envision is brand new model.

Choosing Your Buick Envision

The Envision is a five-passenger crossover powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine with 252 horsepower. For its debut year, all models will be equipped with all-wheel drive, although front-drive version are expected for 2017. A six-speed automatic transmission and 19-inch wheels are also standard. The Envision achieves 22 mpg in combined city and highway driving, a 4 mpg improvement over the larger Enclave.

A full range of trim levels is coming for 2017, but for now the Envision is available only in top-shelf Premium I and Premium II guises:

Premium I

Carries a leather interior with heated front and rear seats, a power driver seat, Buick's IntelliLink infotainment interface, a Bose seven-speaker sound system, blind spot monitoring, front collision alert, and a rearview camera. Other standard goodies include a power hands-free tailgate, tri-zone climate control, and a heated steering wheel. The only major options for the Premium I are navigation and a panoramic sunroof.

Premium II

Gets the navigation system as standard, plus cooled front seats, a head-up display, adaptive headlamps, and front and rear parking sensors. Exclusive to this trim is the optional Driver Confidence package with adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, and automatic collision-mitigation braking. The sunroof remains optional.

Both models are eligible for a variety of cargo-handling and interior protection options, as well as special bright-finish wheels.

CarsDirect Tip

Every Envision is heavily equipped this year and priced accordingly. If you'd rather exchange some of the Premium content for a lower price, we recommend waiting until the base and mid-level trims arrive for 2017.

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