2021 Buick Envision One Of The Best SUVs Under $40K, Says Consumer Reports31
The 2021 Buick Envision introduces an all-new second generation for the compact crossover, once again sliding between the smaller Buick Encore and Buick Encore GX, and the larger Buick Enclave. Now, non-profit consumer organization Consumer Reports has recognized the 2021 Buick Envision as one of the best SUVs under $40,000.
The 2021 Buick Envision starts at $32,995 for the base-level Preferred trim level. Consumer Reports classifies the crossover as “a comfortable, quiet, mildly upscale SUV that’s pleasant to drive,” also saying that the all-new second generation fixes some of the issues the organization identified with the initial first-generation model.
In addition the high-quality ride and quiet interior, Consumer Reports also liked the 2021 Buick Envision’s braking capabilities, as well as its infotainment system. Some of the criticisms include the gear selector switches, the lower dash vents, and crossover’s tendency to occasionally chirp the front tires when taking off from a stop.
Under the hood, the 2021 Buick Envision is offered with the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. The four-cylinder mates to the nine-speed automatic transmission, which feeds the front wheels as standard, or all four wheels as optional.
The exterior of the 2021 Buick Envision offers a much sleeker design than the preceding first generation, with a low, wide stance, and sharp headlights. The taillights mirror the front end, while the body lines are smooth and curvy.
Inside the cabin, the 2021 Buick Envision offers a 10-inch diagonal touchscreen, while also including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A variety of active safety technology is standard, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, and Rear Park Assist.
Under the skin, the 2021 Buick Envision rides on the GM E2 platform. Production takes place at the GM China Jinqiao plant in Shanghai.
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Yep I traded my 18 regal gs for 2021 Buick envision avenir. Much more refined, power is okay though wished it had a little more.
I’ve been able to get to 60 in about 7 seconds flat on mine. Wish I could get into a power band that is more robust during take off, a 3.6L would do fine in it, but I do pull about 29MPG mixed, 36 on highway.
I can also see the 2.7L in here too, it already ended up in the CT4.
I will say that I have gotten more hood chips than any other car I’ve ever had. I’m not sure if the paint is defective (I’ve got that avenir exclusive one), but wish I could get a deflector.
That is called Blazer 3.6l.
consumer reports bashing gm again!!!! oh wait a minute ….
Yes, but it’s an import, so, all is forgiven by CU.
Funny, the Envision has always been recommended by CR, the Acura RDX has not in since redesigned.
That’s me and my eyes popped open when I read this article. Is CR getting soft on GM? haha.
Anyhooo…..congrats to Buick on yet another super product. Every time I see pics of that interior, I’m blown away with how classy and well integrated the entire dash is. Nice sized screen without being huge. Perfect angle for the DRIVER and it doesn’t resemble anything from Toyota. Thank god!!
The new Grand Cherokees interior for ’22 is a lot nicer and it’s built in the USA
GM has allot of vehicles recommended by CR in the recent past.
Still hoping they’ll bring over the Envision GX. If not I’ll go with an Acadia or the XT6. I’ve enjoyed my 2017 Envision but want something a little larger.
In a lot of ways this E2XX Envision replaces Regal and Envision Plus/GX would fill the Lacrosse D/E Segment. Import costs would be low as would marketing. Even Baby Enclave might fit in because it is a far taller CUV than Envision.
I’m not happy with Made in China due to how they are “re-educating’ the Muslim minority/Hong Kong but that’s a Washington issue. Buick is a niche brand only worth one production line so I get GM’s quest for margins. I only worry that thurs will soon extend to Cadillac vehicles and then before you know it a few Chevrolet Chevrolet offering.
Envision 3-row would be sweet!
Building this car in China puts 10,000 Americans out of work. JS
Look around your home and see how many appliances you have (TV, )from China, while at it see where your iPhone is made… Sorry, but if Buick has a choice of staying alive or folding, I prefer them to stay alive the best they can.
Get over it and be happy people are buying the Envision. That’s more tax revenue for the US. Return all your products that are built by outsourced labor if you’re that upset about American jobs.
I have a 2021 Envision and I absolutely love it!!!
This is also the best communist built car sold in the US.
I beg to differ having owned a 2016 Envision and currently a 2018 CT6 2.0E plug-in that is also built there. But these are GM cars through and through so you know they are good for Buick and Cadillac brands.
Norm T: Don’t pay attention to Trigger, I mean Tigger. Just trying to stir the pot.
And we shouldn’t pay any attention to you with your ignorant woke ideas.
“Woke” The most over used word of 2021.
No snowflake is
build it in the U.S.
Nice redesign, handles the road fine, but like to see that 4cylinder turbo replaced with the the naturally aspirated V6 add the bramble brakes on the ST version you may then have the sportiest SUV at that level
All of the accolades are well deserved, but without much inventory to choose from, it’s all academic.
I’ve been going out of my way gor years trying not to buy anything from China . Sometimes I can like a microwave built in Singapore and failed when buying a blood pressure monitor but I dont have to and never will buy a vehicle made in China.