The Buick lineup has a lot to offer in both the compact Encore and three-row Enclave. The newest addition is the Buick Envision, which fits in between the two. The 2016 model year just made its appearance, but the 2017 model is already in the works with some great updates.
The Envision is a welcome addition to the Buick family!
To see what the updated model has to offer, read our Buick Envision preview below.
For 2017, Buick expands the Envision lineup with the addition of three new lower-priced trim levels. These new trims will come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 197 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
The upper Premium trims come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine boasting 252 horsepower.
Even with the less expensive trims added, the Envision will still come packed with features. The base model will come with heated front seats, automatic climate control, a backup camera, and standard remote start. Further up the trims, buyers can add a panoramic sunroof, leather seating, a blind-spot warning system, and more. All models will come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
The 2017 Buick Envision will be coming to Varney Buick GMC in October. If you’re aiming for one of the higher trim levels, the 2016 Buick Envision is available now.
Are you ready to experience the thrills of the Buick Envision?
There’s been a lot of media attention paid to Buick’s new mid-range crossover, the Envision, which slates neatly between the brand’s compact Encore or the larger, three-row Enclave in order to give Buick a more well-rounded crossover lineup. However, for the 2016 model year, the Envision targets a limited portion of the luxury crossover segment, with only two trim levels coming with its June release. However, the brand has announced that the Buick Envision lineup will be expanding with the 2017 model year to include three new lower-level trims, a new engine, and front-wheel drive.
The 2016 Buick Envision will start around $40,000 and include only the Premier and Premier II trim levels, equipped with all-wheel drive and a 252-horsepower turbocharged engine. While Buick’s crossover segment has been doing exceptionally well, the Envision’s 2016 range covers only a small portion of the class and will appeal to buyers who are attracted to the luxury of the Envision’s high-end trims.
This will be remedied come October, when the 2017 Envision launches alongside three new lower-level trims. Because all three of these models will come in below the Premier trim, the overall entry-level price of the Buick Envision will lower to $34,990, making the crossover more affordable by over $5,000. That’s a nice price cut for more budget-conscious buyers looking into higher-end options. These cheaper models will come standard with front-wheel drive and a less powerful 2.5-liter engine.
While the lower levels of the Buick Envision lineup will get a cut in power for the 2017 model year, Buick doesn’t skimp on anything else. The crossover segment is big on interior amenities, and every trim level delivers in that department, including everything from heated front seats and automatic climate control to a backup camera and remote start standard on the entry-level model.
Buick, which has reinvented itself over recent years—introducing the rebadged Opel Cascada and its first convertible in decades—is stretching its vision for its lineup even further. Squeezing in a new sedan between the Encore and Enclave, the Chinese-made Buick Envision SUV will be arriving on American soil next summer.
While the automaker predicts most of the model will be purchased by Chinese drivers in the Eastern market, some units will be available for purchase in the United States. The Envision will be part of a joint GM-China venture and will be constructed in Yantai.
If you’re concerned that “made in China” means cheap, bare-minimum production standards, there’s no need to fret. Buick affirms that the Envision will meet all its high safety standards that make the brand as respected as it is.
Plus, the Envision was designed in Michigan, so it’s certain to appeal to American car buyers. The only reason it’s being constructed overseas and imported is purely logistics. When it arrives, be sure to check back with Varney Buick GMC for more information.