2022 Buick Envision

MSRP range: $31,800 - $42,200
MSRP$32,995
Edmunds suggests you pay$32,459

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2022 Buick Envision Review

  • Quiet interior at highway speeds
  • Smooth ride over bumps
  • Pleasing number of premium features for the price
  • Interior materials fall short of luxury expectations
  • Smaller-than-average cargo area
  • No major changes for 2022
  • Part of the second Envision generation introduced for 2021

Situated between the smaller Encore GX and the larger three-row Enclave, the 2022 Buick Envision is a small luxury SUV that offers a fair number of features at a competitive price. Buick gave the Envision a much-needed redesign for 2021 so this year's model is effectively unchanged.

The small luxury SUV segment is a crowded and competitive one. The Mercedes-Benz GLC and Volvo XC60 lead the way with their European refinement, while Acura's RDX offers excellent handling and a comfortable interior. If you want to keep costs down, Mazda's near-luxury CX-5 can be loaded up for thousands less than the aforementioned luxury brands. Overall, we think Buick's Envision is a competent SUV but it'll be worth your while to shop around. Read our Expert Rating below for our complete breakdown of its biggest hits and misses.

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The Buick Envision is an average small SUV in nearly every metric. This new-generation model is certainly an improvement over the prior one, but it doesn't really stand out against the likes of an Acura RDX, BMW X3 or Volvo XC60.
Mat the gas and the Envision reaches 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, which is decently quick for a small SUV. From the driver's seat, it doesn't feel that quick, which could be a bonus for those who prefer quiet confidence over theater. The gas pedal is immediately and pleasingly responsive. The brakes are also better than average. Emergency stopping distances are short, and the vehicle remains composed and controllable. The pedal feel is reassuring.

The handling, even with some notable body roll, is decent. The Envision is not an SUV to have fun with, but it feels confident at sensible speeds.
The front seats have enough adjustments for most drivers to find a preferred seating position. But the bottom seat cushion is a bit short for taller passengers. The padding is on the firm side and can create some hard spots after a few hours. The massage functions are weak compared to premium luxury versions, but they're a welcome relief when you start feeling those hard spots.

The ride quality is praiseworthy. It's biased toward softness and smooths over many imperfections that other SUVs ride more harshly on. Helping matters is a very quiet cabin that effectively eliminates most wind and road noise.
The interior design has a clean, understated look. Buick pleasingly canted the center dash section toward the driver to make it easier to reach. The push/pull button gear selector is more intuitive than alternatives from other carmakers, and it doesn't take up too much space on the center console.

The interior space is average for the class, which means taller passengers will likely feel cramped on a long trip. Outward visibility is helped by sensibly sized roof pillars and crisp resolution in the available surround-view camera system. Overall, there's not much to complain about, but also there's not much to praise.
Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard, which means you don't need to use a USB cord to integrate your phone with the touchscreen. Unfortunately, Apple CarPlay with the wireless connection was very slow to respond in our testing, so we had to resort to using the USB cable instead. The Envision's native voice command system is OK, but it doesn't recognize natural speech commands.

The available 10-inch touchscreen looks sharp. But Buick's decision to put the infotainment controller knob right next to the screen is puzzling. You have to reach to the dashboard to use the touchscreen anyway, so why put them together? Locating the controller on the center console where your hand normally rests would have made more sense.

The Envision's driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist are well tuned and operate smoothly. We never experienced any false alarms. Audio quality from the Bose system degrades at higher volumes, and the bass lacks punch. At moderate volume, the quality is decent but not impressive for an upgraded system.
With 25.2 cubic feet of cargo space, the Envision cargo area is well below what the typical small SUV offers. Buick hasn't added any clever storage bins or shelves, but there are some hooks that you can use to secure grocery bags. The liftover height is about average, and the available hands-free hatch function works well.

Interior storage is adequate, with moderately sized door pockets, cupholders and center armrest bin. The wireless charging pad can help keep your phone in place. Got kids? Installing a large rear-facing infant seat will likely impinge on front seat space, but the LATCH anchors are easy to find and access.
The EPA estimates the front-wheel-drive Envision will get 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving, which is pretty decent considering the power the turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes. We observed 28.8 mpg on our 115-mile highway-heavy evaluation route, confirming that these estimates are realistic.
The Envision occupies an odd space: one that's a cut above your standard small SUV in interior materials quality and exterior appearance, but at a hefty premium. You might cross-shop it across both luxury and non-luxury segments, but ultimately it's not as good a value as a mainstream SUV or as luxurious as a top European small SUV.

Warranty coverage is typical for the class, but Buick's roadside assistance coverage is an excellent six years/70,000 miles. That's better than much of the competition. The first scheduled maintenance visit is also complimentary, a small but nice perk.
The Envision proves itself capable in terms of performance and comfort, but it isn't really outstanding in any given area. You can view it as a bargain luxury SUV or a nicer mainstream SUV, but we think it commands a buyer with very specific wants and it's not something that will appeal to the masses.

The Envision represents a step in the right direction for Buick. It's attractively designed and has an understated class. It makes a statement without saying much.

Which Envision does Edmunds recommend?

The midlevel Essence is a good place to start. To that, we'd add both available Technology packages for their premium features, such as a larger touchscreen with navigation, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and adaptive suspension. To add a sportier look, the Sport Touring package is also available.

Buick Envision models

The 2022 Buick Envision is a five-passenger small luxury SUV available in three trim levels: Preferred, Essence and Avenir. All have a turbocharged 230-horsepower four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Feature highlights for the Envision include:

Preferred
Starts you off with:

  • LED headlights
  • Roof rails
  • Rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parking)
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • OnStar remote services with Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Six-speaker audio system

Every Envision also comes with the Buick Driver Confidence suite of safety features that includes:

  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the vehicle back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Safety alert seat (vibrates the driver's seat cushion when a safety warning is triggered)

Comfort and Convenience package
Available for the Preferred trim, it adds features such as:

  • Hand-free liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel and front seats
  • Remote engine start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen
  • Seven-speaker audio system with an amplifier 

Essence
Gains more premium features such as:

  • Contents of the Comfort and Convenience package
  • Larger driver information display
  • Power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Driver's seat memory functions

Sport Touring package
Available for the Preferred and Essence, it includes:

  • Dark gray 20-inch wheels
  • Black exterior trim
  • Unique grille and ST badging
  • Embossed headrests
  • Sport pedals

Technology Package I
Adds these safety and tech features to the Essence:

  • Front parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible in front of the vehicle when parking)
  • Surround-view camera system (gives you a top-down view of the vehicle and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
  • Navigation
  • Bose nine-speaker audio system
  • HD radio
  • Head-up display (displays important information in your sight line onto the windshield)

Avenir
Tops the Envision lineup with:

  • Contents of the Technology Package I
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Driver's seat massage functions
  • Household-style power outlet
  • Wireless charging pad

Optional for the Essence and Avenir is the Technology Package II that includes:

  • Adaptive suspension (enhances ride comfort and cornering stability)
  • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
  • Enhanced forward collision mitigation system
  • Adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn the steering wheel for better illumination in curves)
  • Virtual rearview mirror (allows you to see out of the back even with a fully loaded cargo area)
  • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with little or no driver intervention)

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Buick Envision.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$31,800
MPG & Fuel
24 City / 31 Hwy / 26 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 9-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 230 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 182.5 in. / Height: 64.6 in. / Width: 74.1 in.
Curb Weight: 3692 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 25.2 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Envision safety features:

Safety Alert Seat
Vibrates the driver's seat on the left or right side to alert the driver of a possible hazard.
Side Blind Zone and Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts
Alerts the driver if a car is lurking in a blind spot or if one is approaching from the side while backing up.
Rear Seat Reminder
Reminds the passengers to check the rear seat for children and valuables before exiting.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.9%



Buick Envision vs. the competition

2022 Buick Envision

2022 Buick Envision

2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura RDX

Buick Envision vs. Acura RDX

The Acura RDX offers a very appealing mix of comfort, performance and features. It has more power than the Envision and results in quicker acceleration. The RDX is more entertaining to drive around turns too. In the Buick's favor are an easier-to-use infotainment system and higher fuel economy.

Compare Buick Envision & Acura RDX features 

Buick Envision vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLC didn't make it to the top spot in our small luxury SUV rankings by accident. From performance to comfort and style, the GLC has a wide array of strengths that make it very appealing as a daily driver. The Envision does hold advantages with a larger cargo capacity as well as a lower price.

Compare Buick Envision & Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class features 

Buick Envision vs. Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 might not be classified as a luxury SUV but that doesn't mean it offers anything less than a premium look and feel. If you're willing to tolerate a slightly firm ride, the top-of-the-line CX-5 is less expensive than the Envision, is quicker from 0 to 60 mph, has more rear legroom, and offers a larger cargo capacity than the Buick.

Compare Buick Envision & Mazda CX-5 features 

FAQ

Is the Buick Envision a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Envision both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Buick Envision fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Envision gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Envision has 25.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Buick Envision. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Buick Envision?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Buick Envision:

  • No major changes for 2022
  • Part of the second Envision generation introduced for 2021
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Is the Buick Envision reliable?

To determine whether the Buick Envision is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Envision. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Envision's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Buick Envision a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Buick Envision is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Envision and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Envision is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Buick Envision?

The least-expensive 2022 Buick Envision is the 2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $31,800.

Other versions include:

  • Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $31,800
  • Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $33,600
  • Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $36,000
  • Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $37,800
  • Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $42,200
  • Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $40,400
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What are the different models of Buick Envision?

If you're interested in the Buick Envision, the next question is, which Envision model is right for you? Envision variants include Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of Envision models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Buick Envision

2022 Buick Envision Overview

The 2022 Buick Envision is offered in the following submodels: Envision SUV. Available styles include Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), Avenir 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Buick Envision models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 230 hp, depending on engine type. The 2022 Buick Envision comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Buick Envision comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Buick Envision?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Buick Envision and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2022 Envision.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Buick Envision and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Envision featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Buick Envision?

2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,995. The average price paid for a new 2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $536 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $536 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,459.

The average savings for the 2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 1.6% below the MSRP.

2022 Buick Envision Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2022 Buick Envision Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,195. The average price paid for a new 2022 Buick Envision Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $456 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $456 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $36,739.

The average savings for the 2022 Buick Envision Essence 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 1.2% below the MSRP.

2022 Buick Envision Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2022 Buick Envision Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $41,595. The average price paid for a new 2022 Buick Envision Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $482 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $482 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,113.

The average savings for the 2022 Buick Envision Avenir 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 1.2% below the MSRP.

Which 2022 Buick Envisions are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Buick Envision?

2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
26 compined MPG,
24 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2022 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

2022 Buick Envision Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/29 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG26
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume125.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase109.4 in.
Length182.5 in.
Width74.1 in.
Height64.6 in.
Curb Weight3692 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2022 Buick Envision?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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