2017 Buick Envision SUV

2017 Buick Envision
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MSRP range
$34,065 - $44,960
2017 Buick Envision
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Pros

  • Manageable size makes it easy to drive and maneuver
  • The cabin is as quiet inside as premium luxury SUVs
  • You get a lot of features for the money

Cons

  • Engine output is adequate but far from impressive
  • Cargo capacity is merely average for the class


Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

In the market for an SUV that sits comfortably between compact and barely able to fit in the garage? Consider the 2017 Buick Envision, a midsize SUV that fits between the compact Encore and three-row Enclave in Buick's lineup. The manageable size makes it an excellent choice for a growing family while its choice of four-cylinder engines should deliver solid fuel economy. Inside and out, there's no missing the Buick design cues, and the use of high quality cabin materials make it feel more like an entry-level European vehicle.

Buick has positioned the Envision to compete against the Audi Q5, and in terms of pricing and feature content the Buick has an advantage. The Audi, however, still comes out on top for quality, performance and brand cache. We're more inclined to pit the Envision against comparably priced crossovers like the Edmunds A-rated Acura RDX and B-rated Lincoln MKC, Lexus NX200t and Volvo XC60.

After driving the 2017 Buick Envision, we wouldn't be surprised if it challenges the Acura with a strong rating of its own. As a near-luxury offering, the Buick exceeds expectations and is definitely worth consideration.

Standard safety features for all 2017 Buick Envision models include antilock brakes, traction/stability control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, side and full-length side curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seats and knee airbags for the front seats.

The Leather trim adds rear cross-traffic alerts and a blind-zone monitor, while the Premium trim comes standard with frontal collision alerts, lane keeping assist, a safety alert driver seat and front parking sensors. Optional on the Premium II trim are frontal collision mitigation and a surround-view camera system.

Trim levels & features

The 2017 Buick Envision is a midsize crossover SUV with seating for five. There are four trim levels offered, starting with the base-level Convenience trim which is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Then there's the Leather trim level, which is also available with either front- or all-wheel drive. The Premium and Premium II models round out the lineup and are all-wheel drive only.

Standard Convenience trim features include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, fog lights, hands-free power liftgate with programmable opening height, roof rails, keyless entry/ignition, remote start, rear parking sensors and cruise control.

Inside, you get active noise cancellation, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, cloth upholstery with leatherette trim, heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats, 60/40 split-folding sliding and reclining rear seats, a universal garage door opener, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, an eight-inch touchscreen with Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system, a six-speaker stereo with two USB ports, auxiliary audio input, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Leather trim level adds tri-zone automatic climate control, driver seat memory functions, rear cross-traffic alerts, a blind-zone monitor, leather upholstery, heated rear outboard seats and a heated steering wheel.

The Premium trim adds 19-inch wheels, automatic wipers, forward collision alerts, lane keeping assist, a safety alert driver seat that buzzes to warn the driver of hazards, front parking sensors, an 8 -inch virtual center gauge cluster, a Bose premium seven-speaker audio system and a household power outlet behind the center console. The Premium II trim adds adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams, an automated parallel and perpendicular parking system, a navigation system, a head-up display, ventilated front seats and a thigh extender cushion for the driver seat.

Some features are available on supporting trim levels as options. Other add-ons include a panoramic sunroof, side steps, a trailer tow package, roof rack cross bars, a cargo cover and universal tablet holders for the rear seats. The Premium II trim is eligible for the Driver Confidence package that adds adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system and frontal collision mitigation.

The 2017 Buick Envision is available with two engine choices, separated by trim levels. The Convenience and Leather trims come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 197 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. These models come standard with front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available as an option. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. EPA fuel economy estimates are not yet available.

The Premium models receive a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that increases output to 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. These trims come standard with a more advanced all-wheel-drive system that distributes power both fore/aft and left/right. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city/26 mpg highway).

Properly equipped, the Envision can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Driving

We spent a day driving the 2017 Buick Envision with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and were pleased with its linear power delivery that had no detectable turbo lag. There is enough power to confidently merge onto the highway and pass slower traffic. In the absence of testing results, we consider the acceleration adequate but not impressive.

The active all-wheel drive is standard with this engine and directs power to the appropriate wheel in order to maximize traction. From behind the wheel, it's undetectable as the SUV confidently tackles corners. Even over broken pavement, the vehicle tracks unfazed along the intended path, filtering out most of the imperfections before they reach occupants. Overall, the Envision is easy to drive and is as capable and comfortable as any of its competitors.

Interior

The 2017 Buick Envision's interior features a modern design and thoughtful placement of controls. Materials quality is better than we expect from this class and price, approaching the standards found in entry-level European vehicles.

From the driver's perspective, the low dash gives a good forward view with an almost car-like feel. As is typical of other midsize SUVs, the roof pillars tend to obstruct the outward view, forcing heavy reliance on the electronic driver assistants when maneuvering in tight quarters.

Front seats are well cushioned and shaped and the top trim's thigh cushion extender should be of particular interest for taller drivers. Rear seats can easily accommodate adults and are further enhanced by sliding/reclining features. Thanks to the absence of a center floor hump, even the rear center passenger will have enough legroom. With plenty of sound insulation and standard active noise cancellation, the Envision's cabin remains pleasantly quiet on the highway.

Cargo capacity behind the rear seats maxes out at 26.9 cubic feet, which is about average for the class. Remote release handles in that space allow you to unlatch the rear seats, but in order to get a flat load floor, you have to push the seatbacks down from the rear doorway until they lock in place. With those seats stowed, capacity increases to 57.3 cubic feet, which is smaller than rivals. Interior storage is generous, with plenty of large bins and pockets to hold your personal items.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Buick Envision.

Sold vehicle after 3 months - Issues
TomW,03/30/2017
As another reviewer noted, the vehicle has a shake when accelerating from a stop. It is usually not experienced in a slow/mild acceleration. But, when turning or straight acceleration on an incline, there is a noticeable shake/shudder while in 1st gear. The harder the acceleration, the more severe the shake. I've even paid to have my local tire store check the tires and balance. This should not be in a vehicle of this class and price point. I hope Buick identifies the source of this issue and gets a fix in dealers hands, and proactively notifies owners, before more reviews make note of this apparent defect. Once you are moving, the Envision's ride and handling is exceptional, quiet and smooth. For such a soft ride, it is very responsive and does not have cornering body roll. I love the interior design and materials, but would prefer slightly softer seats. The safety features are nice. I personally do not like the Lane Departure feature and have turned it off. You find yourself constantly fighting the steering wheel. The stop/start feature is ok. But, it should have a couple second delay. When making parking maneuvers, the engine cuts off on you ... this should have been thought out a bit better. Overall, it is a nice vehicle at a reasonable price point, but has a few quirks that you should think about. UPDATE: I sold the vehicle after 3 months. I just couldn't stand the engine stop/start feature. Also, the shaking that I, and others, have mentioned was unresolved by two dealers. They both said that it is common for the Envision.
Nothing BUT Problems
neal fondren,04/10/2017
We acquired the vehicle in late November of 2016. Looked great. Since then, it's been in and out of the dealership for everything from a noise that is blatantly obvious that comes from somewhere near the gas tank that comes in at certain speeds and has been in for 3 times to try to cure, to a failed operating system. By the way--apparently it takes 7-10 days to get a part for the automobile. If I had to do over, I wouldn't buy that car. For the same money, go buy a Mercedes.
Last Buick EVER!
Dissappointed Owner,05/06/2017
Traded an 2015 Encore for the slightly larger 2017 Envision. Loved the Encore's quietness, shifting and general driveability. The Envision has more engine noise, transmission shifts like a 60's powerglide and the autostop is a horrible addition to any car. The little vibration it makes when it starts up is really annoying. Making a left turn from the middle of a busy intersection is very scary when the engine cuts off and you have to hope it restarts. I doubt this car will make it two years in my garage and I seriously doubt that another Buick will ever be in my garage and by the way, I've had at least 3 or 4 previously. Still HATE the auto stop but found that if you shift to L and then use the manual shift button to shift up to 6 then the transmission upshifts and downshifts like any other transmission and the auto stop feature does not work. Worst Buick ever for road noise.
Buick Envision Sporty Midsize SUV!
MSD,11/15/2017
Fell in love with this vehicle after renting the standard model for a week on a business trip. Drive almost any other midsize suv after driving the Envision, and you will really notice the difference. One of the only vehicles, where the engine is not directly mounted to the frame. Very little vibration, quiet, smooth ride for a midsize suv. Handling and braking is great! We leased the Premium 1 with the Turbo. Very lineal torque curve, not a lot of down shifting on the highway. Smooth 6 speed, and no engine noise except when you accelerate. Interior fit and finish is excellent. Highway mileage was 26 mpg on our first highway trip. If the start stop feature bothers you, just shift it into "L" and click it to 6. It will cancel out the stop start feature. Very happy with this selection.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$37,720
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$39,570
MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$35,870
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$42,320
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2017 Buick Envision

The 2017 Buick Envision is one of the newest small luxury SUVs vying for your attention. Despite its patriotic brand, it's actually as American as Peking duck. In fact, it's the first Chinese-made car from Detroit's Big Three to be sold in the United States. But as with the iPhone and countless other products we buy, that shouldn't prevent shoppers from considering this value-rich SUV.

Although it was introduced last year, 2017 is the first model year to feature the full Envision lineup of trim levels and engines. Essentially, the upper Premium I and Premium II trim levels are joined by a trio of lower trim levels that are still well-equipped despite their more reasonable price tags. They also come with a new base engine, a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine that produces 197 horsepower, which isn't that impressive for a small SUV with luxury aspirations. It comes standard with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway) with front-wheel drive, an unremarkable showing given the engine's uninspired output.

Opting for one of the Premium trims helps the situation considerably, as their 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine's output of 252 hp is far more competitive. All-wheel drive is standard with this engine, and it's a more advanced system that distributes power both fore/aft and left/right, depending on traction needs. EPA-estimated fuel economy is acceptable but again unremarkable at 22 mpg combined (20 city/26 highway).

What it lacks in powertrain excellence, however, the Envision makes up for with ample feature content. Even the base model comes standard with a hands-free power liftgate, parking sensors, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Many of these items are optional on pricier luxury SUVs, and the extra items included with the upper trim levels only enhance this bang-for-your-buck advantage. To get the latest high-tech safety equipment, though, you do have to spring for a top-of-the-line model.

Inside, the Envision features a modern design and thoughtful control placement. Materials quality is better than you might expect, although given its price tag, it shouldn't surprise you that it falls well short of what you'll find in an Audi, Lexus or Mercedes-Benz. Space may be an issue if you're looking for a roomy SUV. Although the rear seats can easily accommodate adults, cargo capacity behind those seats is merely average at 26.9 cubic feet, and the maximum capacity of 57.3 cubic feet is among the class worst.

As such, the 2017 Buick Envision is far from the SUV to beat in its segment. It provides abundant feature content for the money, but its space and powertrains leave much to be desired, while its overall refinement is bested by admittedly pricier luxury competitors. It could still be a smart choice for a savvy shopper, however, so make sure to research further on Edmunds to see if there might be an Envision that specifically meets your needs.

2017 Buick Envision SUV Overview

The 2017 Buick Envision SUV is offered in the following styles: Essence 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium I 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium II 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2017 Buick Envision SUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Buick Envision SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Envision SUV 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2017 Envision SUV.

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