The only way to get Continuous Damping Control suspension on the 2021 model year Buick Envision is to order it in the range-topping Avenir trim level and add on the optional Technology Package II. This will change for the 2022 model year Envision, however, as the Technology Package II will now also be offered on the mid-range Essence trim as well. That means that customers who want Continous Damping Control won’t have to shell out extra cash for the opulent Avenir trim – they just need to tick the Technology Package II box when ordering the mid-grade Essence.
The automaker charges $1,965 to add the Technology Package II to the 2021 Envision, which includes the following equipment:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
- Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist
- LED headlamps with enhanced functionality
- Rear Camera Mirror with washer
- Continuous damping control (CDC)
Continuous Damping Control, for readers who may not be familiar, is a General Motors chassis and suspension technology that is designed to optimize a vehicle’s ride and handling. It features sensors to detect wheel position, along with active dampers with electronically-controlled valves that self-adjust every two milliseconds. A dedicated control unit with integrated sensors also detects the vehicle’s heave, pitch and body roll motion so the active dampers know what adjustments to make on the fly. This gives the vehicle superior handling and also improves overall ride comfort.
The 2022 Buick Envision will receive several minor changes and updates, including a new Dark Moon Blue Metallic exterior color, new 18-inch aluminum wheels and different available options and extras. The crossover will continue to feature the same turbocharged 2.0L LSY I4 engine, which produces 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The single powerplant is mated to GM’s nine-speed automatic transmission driving either the front (standard) or all wheels (optional).