Buick Envision
Buick Envision
Buick Envision

2020 Buick Envision

Pros: Spacious-for-the-class interior; comfortable ride; quiet cabin

Cons: Some rivals are sportier; top-line trim levels are pricey; rear headroom tight with optional panoramic sunroof

CG Says: The 2020 Buick Envision is unchanged. Envision is Buick’s built-in-China, premium-compact-crossover SUV. Base models are powered by a 197-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Premium and Premium II models have a 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four paired with a 9-speed automatic. The base 1SV model is front-wheel drive only, while the Preferred and Essence are available with front-wheel drive or AWD. Premium and Premium II models are exclusively AWD. Regardless of trim level, the Envision seats five and has a roomy interior for its class, with a sliding rear seat for greater passenger/cargo room flexibility. A panoramic moonroof, head-up display, heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, heated outboard rear seats, and a hands-free liftgate are among the available features. Available safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, forward-collision alert with front automatic braking, and a surround-view camera. We wish the peppy turbocharged engine wasn’t restricted to the top trim levels and all-wheel drive. Still, if you’re in the market for an upscale SUV with an understated look and a relaxed driving demeanor, it’s worth your time to check out the Envision.

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 1SV: : $33,190
Preferred: $35,190
AWD Preferred: $36,940
Essence: $36,995
AWD Essence: $38,745
AWD Premium: $41,895
AWD Premium II: $44,795

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder (1SV, Preferred, Essence)
Horsepower
197
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Premium, Premium II)
Horsepower
252
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Buick Envision
2020 Buick Envision
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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