2023 Buick Envision

Starting MSRP 

$31,900 - $36,000

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Key Spec of 2023 Buick Envision
fuel economy

-

fuel type

-

horsepower

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Silent and comfortable cabin

Considerably smaller cargo

Basically a carry-over model

Decent safety ratings

Unable to meet luxury expectations

2 new paint options - White Frost Tricoat and Moonstone Gray Metallic

Array of premium features at affordable pricing

Mediocre driving

Smooth riding experience

2023 Buick Envision Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 28, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Buick might not be as popular as some of the A-listers like BMW, Audi, or Mercedes in the US market but it offers reliable cars with considerable performance. The Buick Envision is a compact SUV that has some luxury qualities but it won’t be too accurate to call it a luxury SUV. The car comes with stable riding and a comfortable interior but its fuel economy section is not very impressive. It generates sufficient power and has an adequate maximum torque while it falls short in the cargo comparison with most of the cars in its category.


Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Preffered 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)$31637$319000 Listings
Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)$35548$360000 Listings



Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

Preferred$31,900 onwards
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Essence$36,000 onwards
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$34,024
Est. $461/mo
Excellent deal
$6,091 Below market
RMV: $40,115
Kansas City, MO
MSRP $41,090
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 230 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$36,340
Est. $493/mo
Excellent deal
$6,500 Below market
RMV: $42,840
Salt Lake City, UT
MSRP $40,840
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$34,090
Est. $462/mo
Excellent deal
$6,025 Below market
RMV: $40,115
Salt Lake City, UT
MSRP $38,590
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 230 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$36,541
Est. $496/mo
Excellent deal
$6,299 Below market
RMV: $42,840
Taylor, MI
MSRP $39,475
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 230 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$36,541
Est. $496/mo
Excellent deal
$6,299 Below market
RMV: $42,840
Taylor, MI
MSRP $39,475
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 230 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$36,541
Est. $496/mo
Excellent deal
$6,299 Below market
RMV: $42,840
Taylor, MI
MSRP $39,475
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2022 Buick Envision Essence

Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 230 hp 9A)

Dealer Price
$36,541
Est. $496/mo
Excellent deal
$6,299 Below market
RMV: $42,840
Taylor, MI
MSRP $39,475
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2022 Buick Envision Preferred

Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$30,840
Est. $418/mo
Excellent deal
$5,250 Below market
RMV: $36,090
Salt Lake City, UT
MSRP $35,340
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2022 Buick Envision Preferred

Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$30,840
Est. $418/mo
Excellent deal
$5,250 Below market
RMV: $36,090
Salt Lake City, UT
MSRP $35,340
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Summit White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Buick Envision is basically a carry-over model from the last year and it was 2021 when it received its last major update. The standard trims can be found and the array of exceptional features makes it appreciable. The most important factor of the 2023 Envision is the price range as its affordability plays a key role in the competitive market. The overall storage capacity can be termed as average and you should not expect a spirited driving experience either. However, the luxury features and the standard facilities make it a suitable alternative when weighed up against the other common compact SUVs. The standard safety features make you consider it a viable option and the decent safety ratings efficiently improve its value. However, there are a lot of alternatives from both luxury and non-luxury categories, and the Buick Envision faces the strongest competition from the Lincoln Corsair, the Mazda CX-5, and the Kia Sportage in the market. 


Features

The same three trims from the previous year - Preferred, Essence and Avenir are available for the 2023 Buick Envision and each of these trims comes with AWD options besides the standard FWD drivetrain. The Preferred trim with the standard FWD is considered the base trim in this case but the features it comes with are more than you usually bargain for at a price tag of $34,795 in the US market. The standard features include Buick Driver Confidence, heated driver and front passenger seats as well as heated power outside mirrors. Premium features like Continuous Damping Control and front park assist are also available here. 

Preferred

Essence

Avenir

MSRP (FWD)

$34,795

$38,895

$47,055

MSRP (AWD)

$38,445

$40,695

$48,855

4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center

Adds or Replaces the Preferred Trim with 

Adds or Replaces the EssenceTrim with

Features

18" aluminum wheels with Light Charcoal Metallic finish

18" machined aluminum wheels with Light Silver Metallic finish

20" aluminum wheels with Avenir Pearl Nickel finish

Buick Driver Confidence

Lamp marker, reflex, front side

LED headlamps with enhanced functionality

Heated power outside mirrors

Hill Descent Control

Panoramic power moonroof

IntelliBeam

Front park assist

Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking

Moldings, bodyside bright, window surround

8" diagonal color Driver Information Center and cluster display

Continuous Damping Control

Heated driver and front passenger seats

Leather-covered heated steering wheel

Bose® premium 9-speaker audio system

Teen Driver

Navigation

Packages

Sport Touring Package

  • Carpeted front and rear floor mats with ST logo
  • Cargo cover
  • Alloy sport pedals
  • Moldings, lower trim/wheel arch moldings with Dark Gloss finish
  • 20" aluminum wheels with Dark finish
  • Black roof rails
  • Dark Gloss finish grille surround with tinted chrome mesh inserts
  • Costs $1,445

Comfort and Convenience Package

  • Hands-free power programmable liftgate with logo projection
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • In-vehicle Air Ionizer with Air Quality Indicator
  • 10.2" diagonal Buick Infotainment System
  • 7-speaker enhanced audio system with amplifier
  • Costs $1,850

We Recommend

The Essence trim for the 2023 Envision is the most suitable one as it has most of the premium features at a considerably affordable price range. The Avenir has some better features but it is considered much costlier. The two packages have completely different additions and they have distinct purposes as well. Hence we recommend you go according to your needs as both of them offer some valuable inclusions. 

Release Date

The delay in production has also postponed the release of the 2023 Buick Envision and it is expected to be available in Spring 2023. 

Engine and Performance

The 2023 Buick Envision comes with only one engine option which is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder for all the trims. However, there are two drivetrains available, an FWD and a little pricier AWD. The 9-speed automatic transmission offers an appreciable shifting of the gears and the power output is pretty decent as well. It is understandable that the engine is not the most powerful one in the competition but at a comfortable price range, the Envision is a pretty good deal. The 0 to 60 MPH stat is certainly not the best either but you would have good torque and acceleration nonetheless. The maximum speed available for the Buick SUV is also considerable. The re-engineered ECOTEC engine from GM offers good overall performance and reliable quality. 

2023 Buick Envision Preferred

2023 Lincoln Corsair 

2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

2023 Kia Sportage SX

MSRP

$34,795

$39,885

$34,275

$32,785

Engine

2.0L Turbo ECOTEC Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.5 Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5 Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

9-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp)

228 HP @ 5,000 RPM

250 HP @ 5,500 RPM

187 HP @ 6,000 RPM

187 HP @ 6,100 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

258 lb.-ft @ 1,500 RPM

280 lb.-ft @ 3,000 RPM

186 lb.-ft @ 4,000 RPM

178 lb.-ft @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.7 seconds

6.7 seconds

9.0 seconds

7.5 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

15.7 seconds

14.7 seconds

16.6 seconds

NA

Top Speed (MPH)

130 MPH

130 MPH

120 MPH

120 MPH

The SUVs from Kia and Mazda have slightly bigger engines but neither of them is equipped with any forced induction. As a result, both the vehicles have lower power output and maximum torque while the Lincoln has the best figures in both these sections. The 0 to 60 acceleration is the highest for the Lincoln and it also takes the minimum time to cover a quarter mile. The acceleration of the Buick SUV is underwhelming in comparison but it has the joint highest figure with the Lincoln in the top speed category. The 0 to 60 figure is the poorest for the Mazda CX-5.

Ride and Handling

The Buick Envision from 2023 offers an overall satisfactory ride and handling experience. The gas pedal responds quickly and efficiently while the braking is above average. The Buick SUV has a calm and composed demeanor which ensures controllable driving even at high speed. Even though there are some body roll tendencies, the handling is quite reliable. However, additional athleticism was expected from the most recent updates but the model chose better riding comfort over driving engagement. The confident driving at sensible speed feels better for a novice driver but if you are looking for a fun SUV you should look elsewhere. 

Braking Performance

The braking performance of the 2023 Buick Envision is appreciable and it offers a good emergency stopping distance as well. The brake pedals are engaging and it does not affect any unnecessary jerking at slow speed. The anti-lock braking system is standard for all the wheels and the electronic parking brakes are a great addition here. The Envision has a heavy body and it requires powerful braking which makes the larger brake rotors the most suitable option for the SUV. The 60 to 0 stopping distance is not available currently but it is guaranteed that the Buick Envision has an effective braking system. 

2023 Buick Envision Preferred

2023 Lincoln Corsair 

2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

2023 Kia Sportage SX

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

12.6 inches

12.1 inches

11.7 inches

12.6 inches

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

12.4 inches

11.9 inches

11.9 inches

11.9 inches

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,864 lbs 

3,702 lbs

3,728 lbs

3,373 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

NA

163 ft

NA

NA

The curb weight of the Buick Envision is the highest among the rivals and it is expected that the SUV will have larger brake rotors in both front and rear. However, the front brakes on both Buick and Kia are the largest but the fact that the Sportage has a lighter body gives it the advantage. It simply means that the braking efficiency is better for the Kia. The rear brake rotors are bigger for the Buick compared to all three of its competitors. The Mazda CX-5 is the only SUV with the fort brake rotors being smaller than the rear ones. 

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy is not the strongest suit for the 2023 Envision but the stats are not disappointing, to be honest. The EPA-certified rating of mileage in the combined category is 25 MPG which is an acceptable figure for an SUV. Its mileage on the highway is also considered in this case. The Buick Envision has a large enough fuel tank which results in good overall mileage in all the sections. The range of 354 miles in the city and 467 miles on the highway is not comparatively the best but these figures are good enough for an SUV in the US market. 

2023 Buick Envision Preferred

2023 Lincoln Corsair 

2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

2023 Kia Sportage SX

MPG (city)

22 MPG

22 MPG

24 MPG

25 MPG

MPG (highway)

29 MPG

29 MPG

30 MPG

32 MPG

MPG (combined)

25 MPG

25 MPG

26 MPG

28 MPG

Fuel capacity (gallons)

16.1 gallons

16.2 gallons

15.3 gallons

14.3 gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

354/467/403 miles

356/470/405 miles

367/459/398 miles

357/458/400 miles

The Kia Sportage has the best mileage in the competition with EPA-certified ratings of 25 MPG and 32 MPG respectively on the city and highway. The Mazda is the second on the list with a close enough mileage while the Lincoln has the exact same figures as the Buick in the mileage category. The 2023 Corsair has the biggest fuel tank of 16.2 gallons and the Envision is only 0.1 gallons smaller. As a result, both of them have almost the same range in the three categories but the Mazda CX-5 has the best range in the market

Interior

The interior of the Buick Envision is made to look like a luxury one and the soft-touch material on the door panels from the inside as well as the glossy trim used in the interior only supports that argument. The seats have standard cloth and leatherette combinations for comfort but you can opt for something cushier if you choose the Avenir. The power-adjustable front seats have lumbar support and the space available around the front and rear seats are admirable. However, the cargo space is an issue for the Envision as it is significantly less for an SUV. The rear seats can be folded to make more area but it is still not sufficient. Manual air conditioning and active noise cancellation work great toward the brand’s attempt to deliver a more comfortable SUV. 

2023 Buick Envision Preferred

2023 Lincoln Corsair 

2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

2023 Kia Sportage SX

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.6/56.7/40.4 inches

39.5/57.1/43.2 inches

39.3/57.1/41.0 inches

37.8/57.5/41.4 inches

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.9/55.9/39.3 inches

38.7/56.3/38.6 inches

39.0/54.8/39.6 inches

38.0/55.6/41.3 inches

Cargo Space/Area Behind Second Row (cu.-ft)

25.2 cu.-ft

27.6 cu.-ft

29.1 cu.-ft

39.6 cu.-ft

Cargo Space/Area Behind Front Row (cu.-ft)

52.7 cu.-ft

57.6 cu.-ft

59.3 cu.-ft

74.1 cu.-ft

All the cars in the competition are standard 5-seater SUVs with foldable rear seats to make more space in the back. The trunk space of the Kia Sportage is enormous as it has 39.6 cu.-ft behind the rear seat and 74.1 cu.-ft of an area with the folded seats. The Mazda is listed after the Kia with a trunk space of 29.1 cu.-ft. The cargo area of the Envision with the rear seats folded is 52.7 cu.-ft and it is still the smallest among the rivals. All four vehicles have almost similar space available around the seats while the Lincoln has the largest legroom available in the front. 

  • Cloth and leatherette seats
  • Optional Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power remote windows

Infotainment System

The infotainment unit of the 2023 Buick Envision is quite attractive with an 8-inch touchscreen display and the standard 6-speaker sound system. However, this section can be replaced with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen and a 7-speaker sound system for a few extra bucks. The intuitive system is easy to control and it has good-quality graphics as well. The responsive screen is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. features like Wi-Fi and USB come as standard with the base trim but the higher trims like Avenir offer Navigation and an exclusive Bose premium 9-speaker audio system with an amplifier. The Head-up display is standard but the optional features like Amazon Alexa and Buick mobile app are great additions as well. 

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • 6-speaker sound system
  • Optional Bose premium 9-speaker audio system with amplifier
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Wi-Fi hotspot and USB ports
  • Optional Navigation system
Exterior

Buick does not focus as much on the exterior of the 2023 Envision as it does for the comfort and design of the inside of the cabin. However, the exterior design still makes the SUV look aggressive but the front grille might not meet your expectations. The 18-inch silver-finished aluminum wheels come as standard with the base trim and they can be replaced with the larger 20-inch dark-finish aluminum wheels. There are other options for the wheels if you choose the Avenir trim and each of them comes with an attractive design. The LED headlights and the DRLs are good looking but the overall road presence of the Buick Envision is subtle. The three equidistant body lines on the top merge with the A-pillar to provide an uncommon look and the power programmable liftgate along with LED taillights are great additions. 

2023 Buick Envision Preferred

2023 Lincoln Corsair 

2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

2023 Kia Sportage SX

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,864 lbs 

3,702 lbs

3,728 lbs

3,373 lbs

Length (in.)

182.5 inches

181.4 inches

180.1 inches

183.5 inches

Width (in.)

74.1 inches

74.3 inches

72.6 inches

73.4 inches

Height (in.)

64.6 inches

64.1 inches

66.1 inches

66.3 inches

Ground Clearance (in.)

NA

7.8 inches

7.6 inches

7.1 inches

Wheelbase (in.)

109.4 inches

106.7 inches

106.2 inches

108.5 inches

All the cars from the competition belong to the compact category which means that they have negligible differences in structure and dimensions. The length of the Kia is slightly bigger than the other rivals while the Lincoln is the widest SUV. All four of them have considerable ground clearance and comparing the data available, the Lincoln has the best ground clearance. The Buick Envision has the longest wheelbase of 109.4 inches it is also the heaviest SUV. The Kia Sportage, on the other hand, has the lowest curb weight of only 3,373 lbs. 

Safety

The Buick Envision from 2023 has the highest ratings in the different crash tests and the NHTSA authorities have awarded the model with five-star grades in all the categories for both the FWD and RWD options. The IIHS is yet to test the Envision SUV and the last time they tested it was before the upgrades of 2021. Ratings are not the only assurance for the car as it comes with several important safety features to offer reliable riding for the driver and passengers. The aspects of cruise control and safety seat alerts are counted as standards while the teen drive function is an exclusive one. The Envision also comes with several optional features like adaptive cruise control, HD Surround View camera, and automatic parking assist.

Some of the key safety features for the Buick SUV are - 

  • Cruise control
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Lane departure warning
  • HD backup camera
  • Teen drive function
  • Optional Automatic Emergency Braking
Competition

2023 Buick Envision vs. 2023 Lincoln Corsair

The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is the closest competitor of the Buick Envision as it has almost all the same features in most segments. The range and mileage of the Lincoln are clearly similar and the spacious and comfortable seating matches the Buick. The exterior dimensions have negligible differences and the overall features are similar too. However, the Lincoln has a more powerful engine that offers better acceleration and the cargo capacity is slightly bigger than the Envision. The performance and handling are appreciable and the Corsair is a direct rival to the Envision. Unfortunately, the Lincoln has a price tag that is around $5,000 higher than the Buick SUV. 

2023 Buick Envision vs. 2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium

The 2023 Mazda CX-5 Premium has the same price range as the Buick and has a slightly larger engine. However, the CX-5 lacks a turbocharger and offers lower power and torque output as well. The acceleration is not as good and the top speed is also lower than the Envision. The braking and handling are commendable for the Mazda and it comes with better fuel efficiency as well. The Mazda, due to a smaller fuel tank has only a slight advantage in range and the interior design is not too impressive either. The standard features and safety aspects are appreciable but the exterior is average. Despite the same cost the Mazda does not pose strong competition against the Buick Envision. 

2023 Buick Envision vs. 2023 Kia Sportage SX

The Kia Sportage SX also has a larger engine but the naturally aspirated I-4 produces a much lower torque. The top speed is at disadvantage against the Envision but it has considerable ride and handling experience. The mileage of the Kia Sportage is the biggest aspect and it is much better than the Buick but the smaller fuel capacity results in almost the same range as the Envision. The interior is spacious and Kia offers larger legroom in both rows. The cargo capacity is much better than the Envision and its overall style and comfort overshadow the semi-luxury status of the Buick SUV. Considerable features and good safety aspects make the Kia a strong contender and the lower price tag might convince you to go for it instead of the Envision. 

Final Verdict

The 2023 Buick Envision is definitely a great compact SUV. The fact that it offers a handful of luxury aspects despite not being a luxury car, makes it really impressive. The Envision has its priorities stuck in the comfort factors inside the cabin which is a good thing for the passengers but not at the cost of the driving experience. We expected that Buick would improve its driving aspects including the steering feels and the overall dreary experience. The Envision, however, received better and more comfortable seating with a set of premium features. This has been a let-down and the fuel economy at its price does not have impressive figures. The engine performance is stable and the riding is satisfactory while the brakes are commendable. The exterior, on the other hand, is not something that would make you fall in love. The Buick Envision is a fine SUV and you will not regret purchasing it but we recommend that you take a look at the alternatives first. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$36000

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
horse power

228 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic


Buick Envision 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$33,750
5 Year Cost To Own
$56,961
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $56,961
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$9,253$2,605$2,465$2,892$2,739$19,954
Insurance$1,672$1,731$1,791$1,854$1,919$8,967
Fuel$2,268$2,336$2,406$2,478$2,553$12,041
Maintenance$521$802$826$1,353$2,182$5,684
RepairsNANANA$582$895$1,477
Financing Interest$1,815$1,460$1,080$676$245$5,276
Taxes and Fees$2,824$210$193$177$158$3,562
Total Cost-To-Own$18,353$9,144$8,761$10,012$10,691$56,961
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