Following a brief run of debut models, the Envision enters its first full model year. The five-passenger crossover fits neatly between the subcompact Encore and full-size Enclave in Buick's lineup. This three-model approach gives Buick more room to compete in the upscale crossover market.
What's New for 2017
The Envision is now available in a full range of trim levels.
Choosing Your Buick Envision
The Envision starts out with front-wheel drive and a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 197 horsepower. All-wheel drive is optional with this engine and standard with the available 2-liter turbo, which puts out 252 horsepower. All models use a six-speed automatic transmission. You get 26.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 57.3 cubic feet with it folded. (For comparison, Buick's seven-passenger Enclave can hold 115 cubic feet.)
Buick has added three trim levels to the the bottom of the lineup for a total of five:
All models except the 1SV are eligible for individual options such a tow package, roof rack cross bars, a cargo cover, and protective floor mats. The Premium models can also get a panoramic sunroof.
Although the 1SV and Preferred carry tempting prices, they lack the leather seating and safety technology most buyers want in this class. We recommend checking out the Essence first, and then upgrading to a Premium model only if you want more power.