2018 Buick Envision
2018 Buick Envision pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Envision does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Among small luxury crossover SUVs, the 2018 Buick Envision might be worth your attention. Though its exterior styling is generic, it comes with a generous amount of features for the price and has an attractive interior trimmed in high-quality materials. It slots between the compact Encore and larger Enclave in Buick's portfolio. As such, it's pretty easy to maneuver around town but still has a decent amount of interior and cargo space.
We recommend stepping up to the Envision's optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine since it provides a more suitable amount of power for a luxury crossover. At that point, the Envision is priced similarly to crossovers such as the Acura RDX and Volvo XC60 but still less than what you'll likely pay for an Audi Q5 or BMW X3. In total, there's nothing about the Envision that makes it truly stand out in this class, but it nonetheless covers the bases well enough to make it worth a look.
2018 Buick Envision configurations
The 2018 Buick Envision is a midsize crossover SUV with seating for five. There are five trim levels offered, starting with the base Envision trim. It is only available as front-wheel drive and comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (197 horsepower, 192 pound-feet of torque). All-wheel drive can be added to the Preferred and Essence trims. The Premium and Premium II trims have all-wheel drive as standard and come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (252 hp, 260 lb-ft). All Envisions use a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features for the base Envision trim include 18-inch wheels, foglights, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate with adjustable opening heights, rear parking sensors, keyless ignition and entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable and heated front seats, and 60/40-split folding rear seats. Standard tech features include OnStar communications (includes 4G LTE connection and Wi-Fi hotspot), Bluetooth, a rearview camera, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, four USB ports (two are charge-only), Bluetooth, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
The Preferred trim is essentially the same but is eligible for more options. The Essence trim adds three-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, heated outboard rear seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Stepping up to the Premium trim gets you 19-inch wheels, front parking sensors, automatic wipers, a larger driver information display, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, a 110-volt household power outlet, a forward collision alert system, and lane departure warning and intervention system.
At the top of the range, the Premium II trim adds adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high beams, an automated parking system, a navigation system, a head-up display, an extendable thigh support for the driver seat, and ventilated front seats. This trim is eligible for the Driver Confidence package that includes adaptive cruise control, a top-down parking camera system, and forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.
Some features are available on supporting trims as options. Other add-ons include a panoramic sunroof, side assist steps, a roof rack and a cargo cover.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Envision safety features:
- Safety Alert Seat
- Vibrates the driver seat on the left or right side to alert the driver of a possible hazard detected by other safety systems.
- Side Blind Zone and Rear Cross-Traffic Alerts
- Alerts the driver if a car is lurking in the blind spots or if one is approaching from the sides while backing up.
- Teen Driver Mode
- Activates all safety features and silences the radio until front seat belts are fastened. Also monitors speed and location of the vehicle.
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2018 Buick Envision for Sale
The 2018 Buick Envision is a five-passenger crossover SUV that fits between the smaller Encore and the larger Enclave. Standard feature highlights for the base Envision trim include a 197-horsepower 2.5-liter engine, auto-dimming and heated mirrors, a power liftgate, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, OnStar telematics, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a six-speaker stereo. The Preferred trim is essentially the same but is eligible for more options.
The Essence trim adds tri-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, driver-seat memory functions, heated outboard rear seats, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Stepping up to the Premium trim gets you a 252-hp turbocharged engine, front parking sensors, a larger driver information display, a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, a 110-volt household power outlet, a forward collision alert system, and lane departure warning and lane keeping assist. The Premium II trim adds adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high beams, an automated parking system, a navigation system, a head-up display, an extendable thigh support for the driver seat, and cooled front seats. This trim is eligible for the Driver Confidence package that includes adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system and forward collision mitigation.
In terms of price, the Envision is similar to the Acura RDX and Lexus NX 200t. The Premium trims are about as expensive as the base BMW X3 and the Audi Q5, but the Buick does offer more in the way of features. Compared to these entry-level luxury SUVs, the Envision remains largely competitive thanks to its quiet and attractive interior that makes use of high-quality materials.
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2018 Buick Envision Overview
The 2018 Buick Envision is offered in the following submodels: Envision SUV. Available styles include Essence 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Essence 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premium 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 2018 Buick Envision?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Buick Envision and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Envision 4.5 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 2018 Envision.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Buick Envision?
2018 Buick Envision Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2018 Buick Envision Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,245. The average price paid for a new 2018 Buick Envision Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $8,649 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,649 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$36,596.
The average savings for the 2018 Buick Envision Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is19.1% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Buick Envision Premium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,460. The average price paid for a new 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,300 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7,300 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$30,160.
The average savings for the 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is19.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Buick Envision Preferred 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Which 2018 Buick Envisions are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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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