The 2023 Buick Envision stands as the third model year of the second-generation Tri-Shield branded crossover. It’s scheduled to receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2024 model year, but in the meantime, the 2023 Envision has received a “recommended” rating from Consumer Reports. Notably, the 2023 Buick Enclave picked up a CR purchase recommendation, and so did the 2023 Buick Encore GX, meaning the brand’s entire lineup is endorsed by the publication.
The Envision’s “recommended” rating is the result of the following scores:
- Road test rating – 77/100
- Owner satisfaction rating – 4/5
- Predicated reliability rating – 3/5
These three sections result in an overall score of 73 points out of a maximum 100.
For the performance section, CR gave the Buick Envision a 5/5 for braking and a 4/5 for acceleration, emergency handling and transmission. CR noted that the crossover offers a comfortable and mildly-upscale ride, with smooth power delivery from the turbocharged engine and nine-speed automatic transmission.
In regards to Owner Satisfaction, owners rank the driving experience as 85/100, comfort as 79/100, and value at 53/100.
When it comes to reliability, the Envision received a score of 54/100. This places the crossover towards the top of its segment, losing to the likes of the Acura RDX and Lexus NX Hybrid, which had scores of 62/100 and 84/100, respectively. It’s worth noting that the Envision beat out the Porsche Macan, Tesla Model Y, and Mercedes-Benz GLB, which posted scores of 50/100, 38/100, and 25/100, respectively.
Collectively, General Motors performed quite well in CR’s latest list of recommended vehicles. In addition to the Buick Envision, the Enclave and the Encore GX, the C8 Corvette, Chevy Blazer, Chevy Trailblazer, Chevy Equinox, Chevy Traverse and GMC Acadia garnered a “recommended” rating.
As a reminder, the 2023 Buick Envision is exclusively powered by the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY gasoline engine, which develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. In regards to transmission option, the Tri-Shield brand crossover is equipped with the GM nine-speed automatic transmission as standard, while AWD is available as an option.