2022 Buick Envision Among Best SUVs Under $40,000, Says Consumer Reports75
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.
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Sure is a nice looking SUV, especially when in all one color.
Sure if you are 65+ with a handicap tag.
Big ugly limitation chrome king
It’s a small crossover. Which is the most popular size and body style in the U.S. right now.I’m guessing you’re projecting because you drive something like a 20 year old Japanese old man sedan.Or maybe you’re Idea of premium is something you can order double wide. Either way this is not for you. Move along.
Go look at the stats instead of running your mouth go check the average age of people who drive Buick then come back and make another stupid response I’ll wait.
You mean the IHS Markit study from 2014. Times change. Buick has gone from 3 sedans and a 3 row crossover to all crossovers. New line up. New buyers.
Nope stats from June 2021 it says average age is 60.3 years but thanks anyways.
60 is not 65. The average new vehicle buyer is 55. And that includes companies that struggle to get repeat buyers. Like Hyundai and Nissan
Who am I talking to Peter or Peter G? Either way nope that stat is wrong big homie the age is 52 which is not 55 sorry. So again what I initially said I stand by buick is for old people you don’t have to like it but your feelings are irrelevant I’ll stick with the stats.
What Peter is really trying to say is this car is not for you because you don’t wear a diaper and piss yourself every 5 minutes like Buick buyers do. Everyone knows only old prunes drive Buicks that should of had there license taken 20 years ago.
Sounds like incontinence runs rampant throughout your family. Your future looks bleak.
You didn’t hear? buick is going to start making hearse so they don’t lose more sales. Some people on here can not accept the fact that not everyone is a fanboy of every single vehicle gm makes it bothers them so much they lash out at anyone who criticizes the beloved gm brand. What it really boils down to is they are snobs they are the people who wear a Rolex but then get furious when the person sitting next to them has a seiko on and someone gives the seiko owner a compliment and not them. Just ignore them they can’t help it.
The name of this site is GMAuthority. It is a place for people who like GM vehicles to have intelligent discussions on all things GM, and GM related. If you want to talk about your seiko watch you should go to sites like: MotorToyota, CamryDriver, Road of Crap, TrashTalkAmericanCars, MazdaOne, Corolla Reports. Extremely biased reporting has driven most of the GM fans away from these sites. So there is plenty of room for comments.
Boy, there are some real losers coming to this site any more (Issac and Big Mike??) Time to come into the current years and stop living in 1988.
Dan the only person not living in current times is you my friend. Toyota passed gm except it you are still stuck in the 80s saying things like gm needs to go back to being the leader. But what more can we expect from a former pig? After all they are all losers.
52 or 55 just means we’re looking at stats from different years. Your original 65+ comment was totally off. As the chip shortage ends and the Encore GX becomes more widely available should move much closer to industry average.
Buick has done a good job reinventing itself over the last few years. While competing brands like: Infiniti, Lincoln, Chrysler Mini, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Genesis and Jaguar all seem to be knocking on heavens door. Buick should be able to quickly gobble up market share. I think by the end of the decade Buick/GMC/Hummer will be the 4th highest volume dealer group in the country.
You sound mad that only old geezers drive Buick’s. I’m a gm fan but it’s not a secret who Buick’s main buyers are.
(Read my latest response to Big Mike)
You talk more then politics then anyone I have ever seen including actual political websites. So the second you said this website is for cars I couldn’t take anything else you said seriously considering it’s coming from you.
I was talking cars on this website when Donald Trump’s show followed the Biggest Loser. And I’ll be talking cars on this website long after I piss on Donald Trump’s grave.
The political talk is temporary. Just trying to knock some sense into some brainwashed idiots before they die of Covid.
You must be from California. I think President Trump will PISS on your grave, ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Peter tell me if you think I’m wrong here. So I think the main issue for Buick is the the pricing. I say that because they are priced close to gmc vehicles and Cadillac is not to much higher. A lot of younger people really Cadillac now particularly the Escalade and I think most others would choose the gmc brand over Buick. Just my thoughts.
Joe R. Marchiando
No way is that 75 year old orange tub of lard going to outlive me. Also I won’t be alone. There will be a long line of people from both parties waiting to pee on scumholes grave.
With in a year of his death. The soil over his grave will contain so much salt from pee, that nothing will ever grow there again.
Don’t forget you’re talking to Trumpers here, you may not get a chance to piss on his grave. All the Trumpers will be lined up to light each others farts. The only way Trump will have an eternal flame. LOL
Nice one exsanguinate how long did it take you to think that one up? Funniest part? I bet you $100 joe will die before trump.
Looks Good, wonder why the gas mileage could not be better, due to its small size & engine.
A bunch of trump morons on here
Bill you were just saying the other day on here of how you were a huge trump supporter. Stop fishing for likes.
It is YOU that had to make a stupid and ignorant comment. I happen to be a Buick owner, and I’m sick of hearing stupid comments from people like you. I was 31 when I bought a new Enclave, 35 when I bought a new Regal, and 41 when I bought another new Regal.
eyexist: Thank you. I have no idea where some of these people above are coming from or why they are even on here? Maybe they are on here (only based on the ignorant comments they are leaving) because they are red-necks driving trucks with over sized tires with certain “flags” flying from the box? But I appreciate your comment and the fact that you are one of the many younger Buick owners out there.
Dan you sound awfully salty to be a Volvo owner. How about some brand loyalty and sell that junk Volvo and buy American.
Ricky: I decided to try the Volvo S60 because I work at this dealership and I’m certainly NOT getting a Mazda. But this lease is a very short term and I’m considering selling the car early and putting some money in my pocket. My next car will for certain be either a Chevy, Buick, Cadillac or Ford (and in that order). First priority will be American brand and assembled in the USA. Second will be an American brand assembled in Canada or Mexico. I’m sure I can get one that works, but if for some reason I can’t then I’ll purchase a nice used Cadillac made here.
Don’t read the comments then nobody cares. You let something complete strangers say bother you lol grow up.
Issac: Ref your comment above about me being an an ex police officer: Here’s the exact wording from you just in case. “But what more can we expect from a former pig?”
So that comment alone tells us everything we need to know about you. If you think your comment hurts me, wrong. But is sure say a lot about you and why police officers are being killed so much any more today. You, sir, are a sad and pathetic person.
Go put a choke hold on someone else and don’t let go when they say they can’t breath. How much evidence did you plant on people?
Wow Issac, you are truly special.
Imagine getting offended over a car I mean a car literally just a car. Not someone saying something about your family literally a car. Do you often get angry if someone doesn’t tell you that your ride is cool? Do you throw a temper tantrum over it?
I’m not a trump supporter I voted gor Biden trumps a moron and a idiot
Sure you might of been 31 when you bought a new enclave and sure you got another at 41 but I looked both stats up Peter and mike said and they are both correct. The average age for a Buick buyer is 60.3 years of age you don’t need to take my word for it just look it up yourself.
would be nice if they could get the built ones off the transport ship already…..must have thousands lost somewhere in shipping….my dealer has only 2 (not the color we want) and in 100 miles of NYC metro area there are only 58 vehicles….dealers refuse to swap (I am told)…..so buying one is almost impossible unless your willing to jump through hoops….it would be nice to know if any future plans from Buick include delivering finished, built vehicles….dealer seem to have no clue when anything will come in
Charlie, on Buick’s website there are some disclaimers stating certain features will not be available until the 4th quarter of 2022. This wording is an example: “Some features shown may have limited, late or no availability. See dealer for feature availability.” I know one dealer, Lavery Buick in Alliance, Ohio, was taking reservations for the vehicles that are to be delivered top their dealership the soonest. Good luck finding the right Buick Envision for you!
So their Chinese built car is one of their best huh?
GM had to be industry leading competitive in China as it battled VW, Toyota and other OEMs for poll position but in the US they had a sort of home team advantage.
It’s a nice car with those Opel tail lights. Still can’t decide if Buick is a Honda or Acura rival? I guess it’s in the former Olds position of being slightly premium while still not competing with anything better than VW.
Buick is a premium brand. That means it isn’t entry level and isn’t luxury. Yeah, that’s pretty much what Olds used to be.
I came here for the China comments
I’m here for the clowns who praise gm and any other “American” auto maker for moving production to china but then hate on Japanese cars that are made right here in America. Goes to show you how stupid some of these people are on here.
Shawn: Some times it’s smarter to learn and then speak before you speak and end up with a mouth full of dirty feet.
I’d suggest you do a little research about your assembled in America Japanese brands. Doing so will make you look smarter.
That’s the funniest thing I have ever read. Do you understand how many vehicles are just assembled here? Have you ever looked at the little sticker inside your driver door? Do you even know what made in America actually means?
Shawn: I’m certain I know 10x more about this subject that you could ever dream of knowing. Bottom line? If you like Japanese vehicles so much, then get off GMA and go to another site that caters to the lies and deception that the Japanese are so good at.
Dan if you can’t stand what people say so much on here then make your own website where you can be the sole dictator. People can say what they want you don’t have to like it.
Dan you are a used car salesman not Einstein so sorry I’m going to disagree with you. Craziest part is to learn you don’t even own an American made vehicle you drive a Volvo lol. So stop with your vulture salesman tactics nobody is going to buy a used car from you.
Shawn: Again, you have “your set of facts” wrong. But go ahead and keep inserting foot in mouth.
You have said numerous times on here you are a car salesman you also claimed you were a cop. Either you were lying or you are going to try to say someone else used your name all those times and said those things? Certainly you aren’t referring to the fact I said you aren’t Einstein as “your set of fact” that I got wrong? Surely your ego isn’t that big?
Shawn: Go back and read your exact words. I am not a “used car salesman”. I’m not even in sales at our dealership. There’s kind of a difference. There are a lot of positions at dealerships that are not in sales and our dealership doesn’t even have a used car lot. Facts are kind of tricky now aren’t they?
I WAS a police officer many years ago. No longer. I got out of it mostly due to the pukes like Issac and the complete disrespect that people like Issac (and maybe you) have towards the police. The pay wan’t nearly enough to put up with cr-p from people like that. So I moved on and still carry a ton of respect for those doing that thankless job. Much unlike people like Issac who think calling the police “pigs” is ok.
So you see Shawn, you were wrong in calling me a used car salesman. You were wrong in that I WAS a police officer for many years and the fact that I could have done that and work at a car dealership now. So say what you want. I post on here truth and facts as I understand and I don’t comment on things that I do not know about. Everything I say, I stand by 100% and could care less about thumbs up/down or trolls who are on GMA for exactly what you guys are doing.
Dan you are a nothing but a hater driving a Volvo nothing more nothing less.
I’d say the biggest thing is regardless about the assembled part Americans are still employed at Nissan Toyota and Honda plants here in America anything made in china Americans are not employed so I see it as a win regardless of the assembled part. At the end of the day we should only care about the people who are benefiting from jobs here. I personally know people who work at a gm plant and a Nissan plant and all of them like it they say the pay and benefits are good.
Just to remind everyone these are coming over by cargo ships…..guess what is backed up in all the ports cargo ships. They can’t magically unload these if they can’t dock. i’m sure there will plenty of stock once the ships get unloaded.
I work in IT and we have been waiting over 4 months for printers….the date changes a week at a time. They have no idea when they will get unloaded.
That’s correct. I have a friend that works for a truck shipping company. Lack of truck drivers is a big issue but getting product off the ships within port is the biggest bottleneck right now.
GM imports about 1/3 of its vehicles sold in the U.S. Mostly from Canada and Mexico.
Toyota, Subaru and Hyundai/Kia import 1/2 the vehicles they sell in the U.S.
If GM runs short on Chinese made Envisions or Korean made Encores, Trailblazers and Sparks its no big deal.
The Imports they’re running short on Hyundai: Palasades, Santa Fe, Santa Cruz, Ioniq, Genesis(all). Subaru: Foresters, Crosstrek, BRZ, SRT/WMT Lexus (8 models) Toyota 4Runner, Venza, RAV4, RAV4Prime, CHR, CorollaHybrid, CorollaHatchback, Prius, PriusPrime
In short GM is an 🇺🇸 American 🇺🇸 company. They build most of their vehicles here they build their highend models here.
The imports 💩 are Imports 💩 they build their highend 💩 overseas, and build their lowend💩 here.
As I see it Buick is the new Saturn selling only a bunch of imports from gm’s subsidiaries around the globe and none of them are especially “premium” or infused with much actual Buick DNA. That’s what Saturn was selling at the end. Nothing today approximates the Park Avenues and Rivieras of the past that positioned Buick in the luxury car ranks.
This Envision is just a Chinese import being sold to Americans as a Buick.
Now occupying the space Buick once had is Cadillac which has moved downmarket to a near-luxury positioning. They offer primarily rebodied or rebadged Chevys that are only marginally more upscale. Examples are XT4 and Escalade. For now, they still have a couple of hard core sedans too using Chevy engines. I’d say CT5 V competes with Dodge’s Charger as a sort of semi-premium product with a healthy dose of tire spinning capability.
At one time, Cadillac operated in the rarified stratosphere as Rolls Royce but not anymore. Today’s positioning is near-luxury way below the English makes, below the Germans and on par with the Japanese brands Acura and Infiniti.
Ci2Eye I like your comment but the reak reason why Saturn is gone is three things yes what you mentioned was true about Saturn just selling imports is true… But there are two more reasons why Saturn doesn’t exist anymore. Number one being they couldn’t keep their promise at Saturn dealerships to sell a Saturn with no haggle pricing and the original Saturn lingo from the late 80’s when Saturn was born was “The price you see on the window sticker is the price you pay” when Saturn went under as a GM brand they where selling them like Chevy’s with dealer Mark up and inflating the price. Number two Saturn was competing with Chevy and Pontiac to much I mean a Saturn sky was basically a Pontiac solstice with different body work and the Saturn Ion was a copy of the Chevy Cobalt…. Clearly Saturn by the end had lost their way as a unique brand within GM. Noe Buicks being imported from China I am not to crazy about but if it helps them sell here then I am all for it, my wife has a 2019 Buick Enclave that we absolutely love and it’s made in the USA. Now Buicks being for old people 🤣 LMAO… Have you seen Lexus drivers they are not exactly spring chickens either… It’s not about being old it’s about getting into a Buick and enjoying the nice quiet interior and shutting out the world around you for a while…It’s also called being mature and liking a mature luxury automobile. I am 43 years old and I love Buick.
Not sure where your pricing data comes from but the cheapest Envision available in my area is over $40k, the most expensive is almost $62k. These are MSRP with no additional dealer markup.
At the prices listed in the article the Envision would be a terrific value but at the prices I have seen, not so much. For $40 – $60k+ it’s a crowded market with many better options.
Envision pricing starts at about $33,000 and tops out at about $48,000. You might be thinking of the Enclave.
I just built an Envision Avenir with every option available $47835 including DFC.
My wife has a 2018 Envision and just loves it. It has developed a CLUNKING sound that we can only hear when the car is cold in the mornings but goes away when it warms up. Anyone had this noise, our dealer can’t find it, replaced a strut but that was not the source of the noise. Has 26 M miles on it.
It’s a beautiful car and a good direction for GM. Please offer a hybrid!
The positive thing about buying this vehicle is that GM reaps the corporate profits on the vehicle. When you buy a Japanese vehicle, even if assembled in the US, the profits go overseas.
That’s not really true. Buying a Chinese made Envision gives jobs to thousands of people in China both at the plant, at supplier facilities, and in logistics. Indeed gm does get a little money in profit but the Chinese government requires them to share that with their local “partner” which is SAIC so 50 percent of the profit made off of a US Envision sale stays in China. What’s left after all that to come back to the US is very little actual money.
Further, ask yourself what is gm doing with the profits they make? Are they building new plants in the US? No, they’ve upgraded a plant or two here but mostly they’ve shut down US facilities and the last two plants they’ve built, both opening in 2008, were built in Mexico. They shut down US plants. Then there’s the issue of Mary Barra. She’s the second highest paid CEO of any American company collecting $40.3 million according to a study by Automotive News/Equilar.
So what are we left with? Lots of workers make money on an Envision in China but no American workers do. SAIC, a Chinese company gets half the profits from an Envision sale. Then the half gm gets helps to pay Mary’s exorbitant salary, the highest in the industry, or if it gets invested towards new production facilities, it’ll likely be spent in Mexico.
I just don’t see the rationalization that an Envision is better for America that a transplant carmakers’ product. I live in Georgia. Lots of my fellow citizens actually make their living off of BMWs built in South Carolina, Nissans and Volkswagens built in Tennessee, or Honda’s and Mercedes rolling off the line in Alabama. In Georgia itself, there’s a new Kia plant whereas gm shut down and fired the Georgians that once worked at their Lakewood and Doraville assembly plants. I used to feel the way you do; that it’s better to support a US company and I do still somewhat feel that way but not in the case of the Envision.
The Buick Envision is built in a Communist country with designs on overtaking America as the world’s great superpower. If they do, they’d seek to impose their authoritarian rule over the entire world and shut down the freedoms we hold dear. Ask the good people of Hong Kong how things are going for them. Mainland China has now shut down Apple Daily and Stand as they tighten their reins on free speech and continue to violate their 1997 handover agreement with the UK. I don’t want to ever see Americans ruled by China so why feed the monster? Why send your money over there? Why strengthen them at the expense of your homeland? I think an Alabama built Honda Pilot is better for Americans than a Chinese Buick. Maybe it’s not better for Mary Barra’s bank account but it is better for the rest of us.
The main point here should be, don’t care how nice the Buick is it’s still made in a communist country and should never be purchased in America.
So Ed nobody should buy anything from Walmart… Everything Walmart sells is made in China. Last year I needed a wheel speed sensor for my 2010 Chevy Equinox LTZ I pick up the part at NAPA… the great American auto parts company you know where they made the part? Yep you guessed it China! Right on the bottom of box in blood letters proud as can be Made in China! I have said this before that 20-25 years ago when all the importing from China started that this would come back to bite us in the a**. No matter how bad the quality is, lead paint in the toys, bird flu from China… People just seem to accept the fact that almost everything is made in China and the USA… it’s pretty sad.
That’s *bold letters* not blood
Well, I bought the Buick 2021 Envision Evanier AWD and went to the service more than 4 times in the first month. They charge me extra for nitro gas for my tires saying it will help with the low tire pressure. IT DIDNT HELP! My tire pressure goes low all the time.
They say cabin noise is low , but I have this wind noise coming from the driver side window which is very annoying and they have no parts to fix it. I have reachout to Services, sales and to customer service requesting to resolve this issue but theres no help. Customer support took all the information and promised someone will get back to me within a couple of days, but it’s been a month and no one has called me back yet. I have spend $48,000 + on this suv and I am very upset and frustrated. I still love the suv for all its other comfort, massage sest, smooth drive and its look, I just need the noise to stop.
I wish they live upto their stranded and and call me back to resolve my issue.
Beatrice: Sorry to hear about your issues. The tire thing is such a joke and whoever sold you the car probably didn’t even put nitro in. There’s a reason why I have several digital tire gauges and use them often. Dealerships are notorious for just pumping air into a tire and not really properly checking it with a correct gauge.
As for the wind noise, I’d highly recommend taking the car to another Buick dealership and have them check it out.
This is why I will wait and get a Buick Envision used not only will I not have to $48,000 plus for it… But all the brand new car kinks will be worked out. Besides I bet you will be able to find a gently used Envision in two years for like $25,000 with maybe 30,000 miles on it like my wife found her Enclave last year two years old low mileage and the price was $28,000 instead of $50,000 plus and it’s like a new vehicle inside and out. I have owned two “brand new” cars in my life and let me tell that new car thing maybe lasts six months if your lucky… Then you realize you should have wa6a year or two to find a used car at a better deal! 😎
That’s waited a year or two*