The 2022 Buick Envision is among the best new crossovers available to purchase for less than $40,000, according to Consumer Reports.
A Consumer Reports owner survey gives the 2022 Buick Envision a score of 84 out of a possible 100 points, with the publication’s readers awarding it a perfect reliability score, as well as high scores in categories including driving experience, comfort, value, ride quality, cabin noise and fit and finish. The only problem areas identified by readers were the crossover’s less-than-stellar cargo space, average fuel economy ratings and unintuitive gear select system.
Consumer Reports also conducted a road test of the current-generation Buick Envision previously, giving the vehicle points for its strong braking performance, good ride quality, low cabin noise and easy-to-use infotainment system.
Pricing for the 2022 Buick Envision start at $32,695 for the entry-level Preferred trim with front-wheel drive and extend to $42,895 for the range-topping Avenir trim with all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Buick Envision is powered by the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder LSY gasoline engine, which is rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder is paired with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to either the front wheels as standard, or all four wheels as an available option.
GM introduced only minor changes to the Buick Envision for the 2022 model year. This included the deletion of the Dark Moon Metallic exterior color, which was indirectly replaced by Sapphire Metallic, the addition of a new 18-inch wheel option (RPO code PZK), the deletion of the In-Vehicle Air Ionizer system and, lastly, the introduction of expanded availability for the Continuous Damping Control suspension system.
All North American examples of the 2022 Buick Envision are produced exclusively at the GM Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, China.