2017 Buick Envision Review, Preferred, Essence, Specs

The Buick has been slow when it comes to introducing newer SUVs in the market. It first introduced the Buick Enclave in 2008, which was followed many years later by the Encore in 2013. It was evident that Buick was missing out on the action when it came to increasing their sales in SUVs, but it has finally been able to bridge this gap with the introduction of the 2017 Buick Envision.

What makes the Buick Envision, apart from its features, is that it is the first of its kind to be assembled and imported from China. But let us consider some of the niceties that come along with this vehicle to fully gauge its competence as a trustworthy crossover.

2017 Buick Envision front

2017 Buick Envision – Exterior and Dimensions:

With the myriad of advertisements present on television nowadays, it is very easy to find the Buick Envision forgettable. However, what distinguishes it from its counterparts is its defining waterfall grille. The Envision is 183.7 inches overall, which are almost 4.5 inches longer than the Lincoln. Apart from this the wheelbase of the Buick Envision measures approximately 107.9 inches and is larger than that of the Acura MDX and the Lincoln MKC.

Wheelbase107.9 inches
Length183.7 inches
Width72.4 inches
Height66.8 inches
Passenger Volume101 cu ft
Cargo Volume27 cu ft
Curb Weight3800 to 4100 pounds

2017 Buick Envision rear

2017 Buick Envision – Engine Specs:

The 2017 Buick Envision is available in three new variants. All three of these versions come equipped with a 2.5-liter engine, which is naturally aspirated and has four cylinders with direct fuel injection. The engine is capable of providing the vehicle with a 197 hp , and a torque of 192-pound-feet. This, however, is approximately 55 units lower regarding horsepower than other models. The luxury crossover uses a six-speed automatic transmission. One other model of the Envision also uses a turbocharger and intercooler DOHC 16-valve engine, which has 2.0-liter inline-4 and can provide us with a 252 hp and a torque of 260-pound feet.

The Buick Envision 2017 can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour is a time span of 8.0 and 8.8 seconds. The top speed reached by the crossover is 120 miles per hour. In addition to this, as far as fuel economy is regarded, it happens to be better than the vehicle’s counterparts and siblings from the same company. The EPA ratings when using the front wheel drive are 22 miles per gallon in the city, and 29 miles per gallon if you are driving on the highway.

2017 Buick Envision – Interior:

The interior of the 2017 Buick Envision is something that sets it apart from other cars in the sense that it has no demerits to it. It comes with comfortable seats and ample space for stowing. The back seat, although too narrow for three people, is perfect for two passengers and even offers easy access. In addition to this, the vehicle has two USB ports and a 12-volt charging outlet; all these are further facilitated by HVAC controls and heated outboard seats.

Furthermore, like all products from General Motors recently, the Buick Envision also comes with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto. The mid-sized luxury crossover also comes packed with automatic climate control, a backup camera, and a blind-spot warning system.

2017 Buick Envision interior

2017 Buick Envision – Pricing and Release Date:

The 2017 Buick Envision is expected to hit the market and dealerships around June. The base price for the Envision and all variants is as followed.

Envision, $34,990;
Preferred, $36,795;
Preferred(AWD), $38,645;
Essence, $38,645;
Essence(AWD), $40,495;
Premium AWD, $43,245

In conclusion, the Buick Envision does not stand out among its counterparts in many areas except the comfortable ride it has to offer. However, this is its most captivating feature because comfort is precisely what buyers are looking for, and this might make the Envision one of the company’s best-selling models. The Envision checks all requirements for a perfect family car and should be used as one.

In the end, we still advise all readers to invest in something which is sure to pay off in the long run.

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