2018 Buick Envision SUV Review

22/29  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
26.9-57.3  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Buick Envision?

The 2018 Buick Envision is a compact, mid-size SUV. It is Buick's signature luxury crossover SUV, and this year's model remains virtually unchanged from the 2017 edition. This Buick has room for five passengers. It is made with two types of engines, which are a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine and a 2.0L turbocharged engine. The transmission on all trim levels is a six-speed automatic. The Envision is produced in five trim levels. Across the board, it gets top marks for safety and is praised for its smooth, quiet, and comfortable ride.

Key Features and Amenities

The base model, which is simply called the Envision, is loaded with a number of standard luxury features. The Envision's exterior is a beautiful, sophisticated design that is accentuated by 18-inch alloy wheels. It's easy to see and be seen in the Envision with fog lights and LED-accented tail lights. The Envision has heated mirrors that dim automatically, and it has a remotely operated power liftgate. Inside, a keyless ignition system facilitates driving. Passengers ride in comfort year-round with heated front seats and a dual-zone climate control system. The back row of seats also splits and folds down to increase cargo capacity. Even the base Envision is equipped with a generous tech package of Bluetooth, a backup camera, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, smartphone connectivity, a six-speaker sound system, an eight-inch touchscreen, and four USB ports. The car's OnStar system comes with internet access for convenient connection anywhere. The second-highest trim is the Preferred. This trim is essentially identical to the base model in terms of appearance and standard amenities. It can be personalized with additional features, however, such as 19-inch silver wheels and a panoramic moonroof. The third highest trim is the Essence. This model builds on its predecessors' offerings with a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and a three-zone climate control. A more extensive base safety package includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic detection. Premium leather seats are standard on the Essence. The next highest trim is the Premium, which raises the bar with standard 19-inch silver wheels. The audio system in the Premium is upgraded to seven speakers, and it's designed by Bose. The infotainment screen is larger on this trim, and it has a 110V outlet for charging devices and appliances. Additional safety components on the Premium are lane departure warning, collision avoidance, and forward collision warning. Finally, the Premium II defines luxury and convenience with automatic high beams, a sophisticated navigation system, ventilated front seats, and a head-up display. As with the other trims, a roof rack, cargo cover, and panoramic sunroof are possible additions on the Premium trims.

Mechanical Specs

2018 Buick EnvisionThere are two types of engines that power the Envision. The base trim has a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine that produces 197HP and 192 LB-FT of torque. It comes in front-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are both options in the Preferred and Essence models, which are built with the same engine. The Premium trims have a 2.0L turbo engine that generates 252HP and 260 LB-FT of torque. All-wheel drive is standard in these trims, and they have a six-speed automatic transmission.

Advanced Safety Gear

2018 Buick EnvisionSafety is first in the Buick Envision, which has received a five-star overall safety rating. When equipped with the Driver Confidence package, the car also becomes an IIHS Top Safety Pick. Standard features on all trims include front and side airbags for all passengers and a backup camera on the rearview mirror. The advanced safety package adds a forward collision avoidance system, adaptive cruise control, a sophisticated camera system for parking, and automatic braking. Also optional is the Safety Alert Seat, which pulses on the sides to alert drivers of potential hazards in the corresponding direction. The seat's pulses are also designed to make drivers more alert and aware of their surroundings. A panoramic 360-degree camera is also optional.

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