2019 Buick Envision

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2019 Buick Envision Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

If you are looking for an small luxury SUV, the 2019 Buick Envision is the car to fulfill all your travel desires. Presented with a fresh restyled front fascia and tail lamps, the SUV comes loaded with an array of attractive features.

Even the interior comes with premium quality material. In the Buick’s lineup, the Envision is slated in between the Encore and the three-row Enclave.Powering the compact SUV is a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine which is paired to a nine-speed automatic. The Envision is priced competitively to the other luxury crossovers like Volvo XC6 and Lincoln MKC. The compact size makes it easy to maneuver around the city.

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Pros

An array of features available on extra cost

Interior is quiet

Smooth nine-speed automatic

Cons

Average ride quality

Base engine offers weak acceleration

Less cargo space offered

Active safety features are costly

What's New?

New 9-speed automatic now available

A bit more powerful 2.0-liter engine

Restyled front and rear sides


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31995

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

150 cu. in.

horsepower

197 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

192 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

108.3 in.

length

183.7 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

66.8 in.

curb weight

3755 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

35.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

37.6 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

501.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

6 years/70000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

no


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Styles

 2019 Buick Envision in Summit White color  2019 Buick Envision in Satin Steel Metallic color  2019 Buick Envision in Galaxy Silver Metallic color  2019 Buick Envision in Ebony Twilight Metallic color  2019 Buick Envision in Chili Red Metallic color
Summit White

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine

7.8

Interior

7.8

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Buick Envision 1SV

1SV

power
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25

$31,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
1SV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $31,995 MSRP (22/25/29) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm2.5I-4regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Buick Envision Preferred

Preferred

power
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$33,500 - $35,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $33,500 MSRP (22/25/29) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm2.5I-4regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5
Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $35,250 MSRP (21/24/27) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm2.5I-4regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Buick Envision Essence

Essence

power
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$35,800 - $37,550


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $37,550 MSRP (21/24/27) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm2.5I-4regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
Essence 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $35,800 MSRP (22/25/29) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm2.5I-4regular unleaded
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6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Buick Envision Premium

Premium

power
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22

$40,700


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $40,700 MSRP (20/22/25) 252 hp @ 5500 rpm2I-4premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Buick Envision Premium II

Premium II

power
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22

$43,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premium II 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $43,600 MSRP (20/22/25) 252 hp @ 5500 rpm2I-4premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

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7.8/10

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MPG: 27 combined

2019 Buick Regal
7.9/10

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MPG: 26 combined

2019 Buick Enclave
8.3/10

Engine: 310 hp @ 6800 rpm3.6V-6

MPG: 21 combined

2018 Buick Enclave
7.7/10

Engine: 302 hp @ 6800 rpm3.6gas

MPG: 20 mpg combined

2018 Buick Regal TourX Wagon
7.8/10

Engine: 250 hp @ 5400 rpm2gas

MPG: 24 mpg combined

2019 Buick Regal GS Sportback
7.9/10

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MPG: 22 combined

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7.9/10

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MPG: 24 mpg combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 28, 2019

7.8

Overall Rating


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Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Buick Envision Features

The Envision crossover offers a seating for five. It has been offered in five trim levels, starting with the 1SV trim which is available at an MSRP of $31,995. It is available only in front-wheel drive and comes powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic. Meanwhile, the Preferred and Essence trims get all-wheel drive configuration as option. The 2.0-liter engine powers Premium and Premium II trims. Also, they are available with all-wheel drive as standard. The engine comes mated to a nine-speed automatic.

Trims

Envision (1SV)

Preferred

Essence

Premium

Premium II

MSRP

$31,995

$35,250

$37,550

$40,700

$43,600

Key Features

Reclining/Sliding Second-row seating

Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Rear Cross Traffic Alert

20L Turbo 4-Cylinder SIDI Engine

Automatic Parking Assist

 

Push-Button Start

Rear Park Assist

Perforated Leather-Appointed Seating

Forward Collision Alert

Heated and Cooled Front Seats

 

QuietTuning Technology

Rear Vision Camera

Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Lane Keep Assist w/ Lane Departure Warning

Head-Up Display

 

60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats

Smartphone Connectivity

Heated Rear Outboard Seating

Bose Premium 7-Speaker System

Buick Infotainment with Navigation

We Recommend

We would go for the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine powered trims like Premium and Premium II. The reason we avoid the 2.5-liter engine is because it lacks smoothness and offers below average performance.

2019 Buick Envision Engine

7.8/10

The 2019 Buick Envision delivers a comfortable, laid-back driving experience, but this isn't a vehicle for people who want to have fun behind the wheel. The base engine feels weak at times, though the available turbocharged engine delivers ample power and acceleration.- cars.usnews

Engine and Transmission

Under the hood, the 2019 Envision is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that propels 197 horsepower. The engine is further connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission. For this year, we also have an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that is now tuned to offer 252 hp and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. In comparison to the rivals, the Envision looks a bit underpowered. Only Hyundai Santa Fe lacks behind the Envision in terms of power output.

Models

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

MSRP

$32,990

$26,545

$38,395

$45,595

$40,195

$41,995

$34,920

Engine

2.5L i4 Gas

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

197 hp@ 6300rpm

185 hp@ 6000 rpm

272 hp@ 6500rpm

247 hp@ 5500rpm

250 hp@ 5700rpm

248 hp@ 5200rpm

245 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

192 ft-lbs@ 4400rpm

178 ft-lbs@ 4000 rpm

280 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

269 ft-lbs@ 1200rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1450rpm

275 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

Acceleration

The 2.0-liter turbocharged produces enough power on the highways. However, the base engine feels sluggish and uninspiring at times. The zero to 60 mph sprint takes place in 7.0 seconds, which is quite slow then the rest of the rivals. The Jaguar F-pace is the fastest, scoring the sprint in 4.1 seconds.

Models

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

0-60 MPH

7.0 sec

8.9 sec

6.6 sec

4.1 sec

4.9 sec

6.7 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

16.7 sec

15.2 sec

N/A

N/A

15.1 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

2.5L i4 Gas

2.4L i4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

9.3

7.3

N/A

6.8

8.4

Braking and Handling

The SUV offers a good cushioning on uneven pavements. The steering is pretty light to make maneuvering easy in tight spots. Overall, the Envision rides smooth an dhandles every little bumps on the road. You might not find the sporty performance from the power train. The brakes take around 127 feet to stop from 60 mph. Meanwhile, the lesser priced Acura RDX offer better braking.

Model

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

12.4

12.8

13.6

13

13.2

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

12

12.2

12.8

12.6

13

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3755

3591

3783

3870

4109

4034

3823

60-0 MPH (ft.)

127

130

177 (70-0)

N/A

N/A

127

N/A

Towing Capacity

Towing capacity is at par with the rivals as most in the class haul not more than 1,500 pounds that's enough to take care of smaller chores. If your need requires towing small boats or ATVs then go with the BMW X3 that is rated to tow 4,409-pounds. The X3's cost matches the Envision's Premium trim price and offers a lot more than the Buick in every aspect

2019 Buick Envision Fuel Economy

With the base engine, the 2019 Envision SUV returns 22 mpg in city and 29 mpg on the highway. This is good figure as per the expectation. Although, there's nothing special about it as majority of competitors offer similar fuel economy. On the other hand, the Premium and Premium II trims that comes powered with turbocharged engine return 20 mpg in city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Model

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

MPG (city)

22

22

22

22

22

23

20

MPG (highway)

29

29

28

27

29

30

27

MPG (combined)

25

25

24

24

24

26

23

Range (miles) (city/highway)

381/502

414/545

376/479

477/586

414/545

396/516

314/424

Tank Capacity (gal)

17.3

18.8

17.1

21.7

18.8

17.2

15.7

2019 Buick Envision Interior

7.8/10

Interior design and materials are up to entry-level luxury car standards. Forward visibility is excellent, but the thick rear roof pillars will obstruct the rearward view. There's plenty of space in the rear seats for three adults, and the slide/recline function should keep them comfortable.- Edmunds

Interior Seating and Comfort

Inside, the Envision offers the curvy theme with organic shapes appointed over the dashboard. Buttons and switches are integrated by function. Models with active safety tech and parking sensors have their controls fixed close to the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment.

Moreover, Buick's been using plastic fake wood panel that gives it a budget car appeal. There is no shortage of legroom in the front seat, and there is enough thigh support to keep you comfortable on a long trip. The rear seats meanwhile slide as per the need of passenger. The noise cancellation system cuts outside noise.

Model

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.0/57.0/40.9

41.2/59.1/44.1

39.6/59.7/41.6

37.8/

38.0/58.2/41.5

41.1/57.6/40.3

39.6/56.0/42.8

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.5/55.8/37.5

39.2/58.3/40.9

38.3/56.6/38.4

37.5/

38.0/56.3/38.0

39.1/56.0/36.4

38.7/55.3/36.8

Interior Features

  • Buick Infotainment System with 8" diagonal color touch-screen
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • USB ports
  • SiriusXM Radio trial
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Seats, front bucket (STD)
  • 60/40 split-folding sliding and reclining rear seat
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • One-touch flat-folding rear seat
  • 8-way power driver and front passenger seats
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power with power lumbar
  • Cup holders, 2 in front console, 2 in rear armrest
  • Power outlets, 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt includes 1 front, 1 inside console, 1 rear seat and 1 rear cargo area
  • Map pocket, driver seatback
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • Charging-only USB ports
  • Retained accessory power power windows, audio system and moonroof remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel mounted controls
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
  • Power windows
  • Windows, power, rear with Express-Down
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Cruise control
  • 4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center
  • Head restraints, 4-way adjustable, front, up/down, fore/aft
  • Head restraints, rear, outboard seats, adjustable (up/down)
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Keyless Open and Start
  • Keyless Start, push button
  • Remote Start
  • Remote panic alarm
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Air vents, rear console
  • Theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • QuietTuning
  • Sunglass storage, overhead
  • Lighting, interior ambient located on instrument panel and front door trim
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped

Infotainment

The 2019 Buick Envision comes loaded with an array of high tech feature and the IntelliLink infotainment system is very responsive. The on-screen menus are navigable and intuitive. There is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, that lets you link your phone's app directly on the touchscreen. Standard infotainment feature includes:

  • Wi-Fihot spot
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Two USB ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cargo Space

The 2019 Buick Envision offers 26.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats, and 57.3 cubic feet with them folded. The rivals offer better cargo capacity in comparison to the Envision. Still, the rear seat slide and fold so that you can increase the cargo space as per your need. The low cargo floor also makes easy loading and unloading of items. A hands-free power liftgate is offered as standard.

Model

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

26.9

35.9

31.1

33.5

28.7

28.7

25.2

2019 Buick Envision Exterior

The 2019 Buick Envision's fluid styling outside contrasts with a simple interior. - carconnection

Dimension and Weight

The Envision's 184-inch length is on the short for a compact crossover SUV, but its 108-inch wheelbase is better than most competitors. Those dimensions make the Envision look low. Swoopy lines make it look larger though. This year new HID and LED headlight designs and revised grille detailing ensure its bold outlook.

The 2019 Buick Envision comes with a waterfall grille along with swoopy lines in the front that gives it an understated elegance making it look cooler and well proportioned. At 74.4 inches from side to side, the Envision appears narrow in comparison to some of its competitors.

Model

Buick Envision 1SV suv

Hyundai Santa Fe SE suv

Acura RDX suv

Jaguar F-Pace 25t suv

Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum suv

BMW X3 sDrive 30i suv

Lincoln MKC suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

3755

3591

3783

3870

4109

4034

3823

Length(in)

183.7

187.8

186.8

186.3

184.6

185.9

179.2

Width(in)

72.4

74.4

74.8

81.5

78.7

74.4

73.4

Height(in)

66.8

66.1

65.7

65.0

65.3

66

65.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

7.3

5.7

8.4

8.5

8.0

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

108.3

108.9

108.3

113.1

112.8

112.8

105.9

Track width (in) F/R

62/62

64.3/64.7

64.2/64.7

64.6/65.1

65.1/65.2

63.8/64.4

62.4/62.5

Exterior Feature

  • 18" 10-spoke painted aluminum wheels
  • Tires, P225/60R18 all-season blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) steel spare
  • Tire, spare T145/70R17 SL blackwall
  • Heated power outside mirrors
  • Automatic delay headlamps
  • Headlamps, projector beam, high intensity discharge (HID)
  • Automatic on/off headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillamps
  • Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
  • Glass, deep-tinted
  • Glass, laminated front doors
  • Wiper, rear intermittent
  • License plate front mounting package
  • Door handles, body-color with chrome strip
  • Hands-Free Power Liftgate

2019 Buick Envision Safety

Both the safety test agencies have tested the 2019 Buick Envision and it has performed well in the crash test. The NHSTA awarded Envision a five star overall but a four star for rollover and frontal crash protection. The IIHS meanwhile rewarded it with a Top Safety Pick.

In terms of reliability, the Buick Envision comes with a 4 -year / 50,000-mile warranty and a 6 -year/ 70,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Safety features

  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps
  • 10 airbags
  • Airbag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • OnStar & Buick Connected Services capable
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable
  • Buick Connected Access capable
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Seat belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable, includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Teen Driver
  • Door locks, child security, rear, electrical
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Tire Fill Alert
  • Horn, dual-note

2019 Buick Envision Competition

Buick Envision vs. Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 drips with Swedish attire inside-out. But there's more to the XC60 than just design style. It's also packed with technology and Volvo's legendary safety features. Marks against the XC60 come from higher interior noise levels and a small cargo capacity. It alos gets expensive than the Buick in higher trim levels.

Buick Envision Vs Acura RDX

The Acura RDX is one of the best selling SUVs in the segment. It offers better cargo capacity and more cabin volume than its Buick rival. It is also more athletic on wheels and offers better ride quality. The RDX also offers more ground clearance than the Buick and is a better off-roader. It is however $1,600 pricier than the Buick Envision but it makes those extra bucks worth.

Buick Envision vs. Lincoln MKC

In terms of style, the Lincoln MKC certainly looks similar to an entry-level luxury crossover. And on the comfort part, the MKC offers complete joy while drive. But it lags behind the rival in driver assistance package and engine performance. Still, for life in a suburban culture, the MKC is worth a test ride.

2019 Buick Envision Final Verdict

The 2019 Buick Envision is a good SUV and is worth considering for a long run. The SUV offers good amount of luxury features. However, the carmaker has used simple plastic all around which brings a bit of disappointment. On the pricing front, the Envision is priced similar to the Lincoln MKC and the Acura RDX. The premium trims are as expensive as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. Thanks to the quiet interior and features, the car leaves its mark forever.