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.
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.
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.
I would give the car 5 stars on everything if it didn't come with one GREAT BIG BUG. Every time you come to a stop the engine stalls and dies. Now there is nothing wrong with the engine because someone at buick though it would be a good idea to shut the engine down every time you come to a stop. They need to kick that guy to the curb. If you test drive the car when it's very hot the AC will keep the engine running when you stop but when the heat lets up the car thinks you only need AC when your moving the darn thing stops running every time you stop. On some GM cars they put a button in so you could deactivate this annoying feature. I realy do think the owner should have the option to take the car in and have the dealer reprogram the computer to deactivate the ENGINE AUTO STOP. If I had knew about this when I test drove the car I would have never bought it. It reminds of my younger days when I had to drive junkers and every time I pulled up to the red light the car would die. Hated it then and realy hate in even more now with a $46000.00 car. BEWARE
Electronics, nav, etc controlled mostly with touch screen. I'd like to have more functions controlled on the steering wheel. Rear cargo area will not fit golf clubs transversely. Integration with phones, IOS and Android is excellent, but everything must be controlled via the touchscreen, and this requires taking ones eyes off the road, not too much different than texting. The control pad on the right side of the steering wheel controls information screens on the center of the dash, such as gas mileage, next oil change etc. All of these could be controlled by another means, and the control pad on the steering wheel used to control functions on the touchscreen. I believe this is a serious flaw in design, and is as dangerous as texting while driving.