2021 Buick Envision
The 2021 model year marks the debut of the all-new, second-generation Buick Envision. The Tri-Shield brand hopes the new model – which was originally intended to be dubbed the Buick Enspire – will attract new buyers to experience its unique approach to attainable luxury.
“The all-new 2021 Envision is part of Buick’s strategy to grow its family of premium SUVs,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president, Global Buick and GMC. “It joins the new 2020 Encore GX, which offers safety, functionality and styling tailored around the size and space preferences of today’s small and compact SUV buyers.”
The Envision maintains its position between the larger Enclave model and the smaller Encore GX and Encore models. Notably, Buick’s popular premium Avenir trim will be available on the 2021 Envision for the first time.
The 2021 Envision continues to be offered as a compact four-door crossover utility vehicle (CUV) with two rows of seating.
Models & Trims
All 2021 Buick Envision trim levels come standard in front-wheel-drive, and all but the base trim offer all-wheel-drive (AWD) as an option. Notably, the range-topping Avenir model will feature an exclusive, twin-clutch AWD system.
|Drive Wheels||FWD only||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD||FWD or AWD|
- * Not available with a Fleet or Government order type.
The all-new 2021 Buick Envision offers a total of seven exterior colors and two interior color options with three different seat trims.
The 2021 Envision color options include:
- 7 Exterior Colors:
- Rich Garnet Metallic
- Dark Moon Blue Metallic
- Summit White
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Cinnabar Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Burnished Bronze Metallic
- 2 Interior Colors:
- Whisper Beige w/ Ebony
Exterior Design Highlights
With the latest technology and revamped design, the Tri-Shield brand says the Envision’s new E2 platform allows for a lower and wider stance compared to the previous generation Envision.
“The 2021 Envision will be lower and wider, with premium proportions and striking styling designed to combine the expressiveness of a car with the practicality of an SUV,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global Buick and GMC Design.
Striking is certainly an appropriate way to describe the angular, wide proportions of the second-generation Envision, which look absolutely stunning. It bears a lot of resemblance to the 2018 Buick Enspire Concept.
Interior Design Highlights
The 2021 Envision will offer the automaker’s first available 10-inch diagonal touchscreen infotainment system, which will include in-vehicle apps, such as Amazon Alexa built-in, Spotify, Pandora and Fox Sports. Of course, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will also be included.
“The design of and technology in the all-new Buick Envision are sure to be a hit in today’s growing premium SUV market,” said Emsley.
Safety & Technology
Notably, the all-new Envision offers more standard active safety technology than the previous model, including:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Following Distance Indicator
- Rear Park Assist
- Safety Alert Seat
- HD Rear Vision Camera
The following optional advanced safety tech will also be offered:
- Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist
- HD Surround Vision
- Front Park Assist
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Head-up Display
- Rear Camera Mirror
The 2021 Buick Envision is will be offered with the following engine and transmission choice:
|Engine||Fuel||Aspiration||Transmission||Horsepower (hp / kW @ RPM)||Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)||Axle|
|2.0L I-4 LSY||Gasoline||Turbo||9-Speed Automatic (M3H)||237 / 177 @ 5000||258 / 350 @ 1500 – 4000||3.47|
- Sixth-generation Buick Regal variants:
- Opel Insignia (second generation) / Vauxhaull Insignia
- Holden Commodore NG
- Chevrolet Malibu (second generation)
- Buick LaCrosse (third generation), which rides on the long wheelbase variant of E2 platform
Pricing information will be released later this year, though we expect it to start at $34,000.
We expect the all-new Envision to go on sale in early in the 2021 calendar year.
The 2021 Buick Envision made its debut on May 29th, 2020 via an online announcement.
We expect the all-new second-generation Buick Envision to remain in production through at least the 2025 model year. The vehicle will likely undergo a refresh for the 2024 model year.
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