Buick Envision
Buick Envision
Buick Envision

2021 Buick Envision

Pros: Easy-to-use controls; generous front-seat room; peppy acceleration

Cons: Steering lacks road feel; cargo area not as large as some competitors; interior materials are a step down from most luxury-brand rivals

CG Says: Buick’s Envision 5-passenger compact crossover is redesigned for 2021, inaugurating its second generation with dramatic new styling and new technology features on a platform that is about two inches lower and wider than the first-generation Envision. The model lineup ascends through base Preferred, midline Essence, and topline Avenir trim levels. Standard features on the Avenir include heated/ventilated front seats with driver-side massage, heated rear seats, and a surround-view camera display. An Avenir-exclusive option package adds features such as Continuous Damping Control adaptive suspension, Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist, adaptive cruise control, and rearview-camera mirror. The sole powertrain for all Envisions is a 227-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 9-speed automatic (the previous generation Envision offered a choice of 197-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder or a 252-hp turbo four). All models are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, following-distance indicator, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights. The 2021 Buick Envision is a respectably nimble crossover with peppy performance and a comfortable interior. As a near-luxury SUV, Envision offers better trim and more features than mainstream competitors, but at prices that undercut most traditional luxury-brand rivals. Its redesign adds dynamic new looks, welcome new technology features, and a classy topline trim level to the bargain.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacture China
Base Prices Preferred: $32,995
AWD Preferred: $34,795
Essence: $36,995
AWD Essence: $38,795
Avenir: $41,395
AWD Avenir: $43,195

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Buick Envision Avenir
2021 Buick Envision Avenir
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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