The 2021 Buick Envision Avenir is the top-of-the-line trim level of the all-new, second-generation Envision. In fact, it’s the first time that the Avenir treatment will be offered on the Envision. To show just how elegant the new Buick crossover looks, we’re bringing you a real-world photo gallery of the vehicle in Rich Garnet Metallic and Satin Steel Metallic paint.
Both colors are offered as options, and add $495 to the starting MSRP of the Envision Avenir, which is $41,395 for the front-wheel-version or $43,195 for the all-wheel-drive powertrain. The same $495 price increase also applies if the vehicle is ordered with Dark Moon Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic or Cinnabar Metallic paintwork. The only no-cost color is Summit White.
The Envision Avenir differs from the entry-level Preferred and the mid-range Essence models in that it comes as standard with 20-inch aluminum wheels with Avenir Pearl Nickel finish and a darker grille. The sills and the lower parts of the front and rear fascias are also body-colored, as opposed to black, as they are in the more affordable versions.
Our photos show Whisper Beige seats with Ebony interior accents – one of the two interior colorways available for the Envision Avenir. The predominant color here is Whisper Beige, but customers may prefer the alternative, which is Ebony seats with Ebony interior accents. Both are included in the MSRP – Buick does not offer an extra-cost option. The Envision Avenir features diamond-perforated quilted leather-appointed seats.
Standard features of the Envision Avenir include ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear outboard seats, HD Surround Vision and a ten-inch diagonal Buick Infotainment System with Navigation. Also supplied is the Buick Driver Confidence Plus package, which consists of nine safety features including Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Park Assist and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.
The 2021 Buick Envision rides on the GM E2 platform, which it shares with several other GM vehicles, among them the Cadillac XT4 luxury crossover and ninth-generation Chevrolet Malibu sedan. The only drivetrain offered is the 2.0L I4 LSY turbocharged gasoline engine, rated at 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle’s distinctive looks are outstandingly more modern than those of the outgoing, first-generation Buick Envision, which launched for the 2014 model year in China and 2016 model year in the U.S. The new version’s appearance owes a lot to the 2018 Buick Enspire concept, which made its global debut at the Auto China Show in Beijing.