The four-door Buick Envision crossover utility vehicle was recently recognized by Parents magazine in the publication’s recent 2021 Best Family Cars Awards.
In total, the publication recognized 24 new models across four vehicle categories, including minivans, family sedans, three-row SUVs, and two-row SUVs, with the Buick Envision taking a spot in the list of best two-row SUVs.
Parents magazine tested more than 50 models to compile its 2021 Best Family Cars Awards list. Each model tested was a top performer in industry safety tests, and was evaluated in terms of the driving experience, car seat compatibility, interior space, technology, and more.
Within the two-row SUV category, the Buick Envision stood out as offering the Best Quiet Ride, with the publication citing the model’s sound-absorbing insulation, acoustic laminated windshield, and sound-reducing technology as particularly noteworthy.
Parents magazine also pointed to the Buick Envision’s performance and excellent ride quality.
“The powerful engine and nine-speed automatic transmission pair up for plenty of acceleration in this refreshed model,” Parents magazine states. “The suspension system adjusts shock absorbers to deliver a smoother ride.”
To note, the Buick Envision received an all-new second generation for the 2021 model year, offering revised exterior styling, a new available 10-inch touchscreen, and a raft of safety tech as well. Motivation is sourced from the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both FWD and AWD are offered. Under the skin, the 2021 Buick Envision rides on the GM E2 platform.
As for the safety tech lineup, the Buick Envision comes standard with:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Park Assist
- Safety Alert Seat
“Our cars have become multifunctional safe spaces and sanctuaries that act as a home away from home, a retreat, a curbside pickup companion, and sometimes even an office,” said Parents editor-in-chief, Julia Edelstein. “With safety at the top of mind, this year’s list adapts to your family needs for years to come.”