2016 Buick Envision review

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Buick Envision highlights

Customer rating


  • Practically sized SUV
  • Quiet and well-equipped interior 
  • Standard all-wheel drive


  • Gas mileage could be higher
  • Panoramic sunroof isn’t standard
  • No hybrid option

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 combined

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Smooth, quiet ride

The 2016 Buick Envision is a desirable package that offers a quiet and smooth ride, an impressive list of standard features, and standard all-wheel drive. You’ll be surprised at how quiet the Envision can be, aided by Buick’s QuietTuning™ noise control system with active noise cancellation. Every Envision comes with leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, and automatic wipers. If you are looking for a right-sized SUV with luxury appointments, the 2016 Buick Envision is a great match.

All Buick Envision years

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Buick Envision

1. Every Envision is well-equipped 

The 2016 Buick Envision will leave little to be desired. Are you looking for a posh environment with heated leather seats and parking sensors? The Buick Envision has you covered with those features and many more. The elevated Premium II trim adds even more luxury features such as xenon headlights, ventilated front seats, and navigation. All Envisions can also be optioned with a large, panoramic sunroof, helping you enjoy the sunshine. 

2. Advanced parking assist 

If you live in an urban area or are frequently navigating crowded parking lots, the Buick Envision has you covered. The Envision offers front and rear parking sensors, helping you navigate tight parking spots. It also offers an automatic parking system for both parallel and perpendicular parking, giving you as much help as possible as you navigate tricky parking spaces. 

3. Turbocharged engine 

The 2016 Buick Envision’s engine is going to have you feeling confident merging onto on-ramps and passing slow-moving traffic. The 252-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder is paired with an all-wheel drive system, ensuring you have maximum grip getting off the line. This robust engine is sure to keep you entertained as you drive your Envision. 

4. A winter hero 

If you live somewhere with lots of rain or a cold climate, the 2016 Buick Envision is a fantastic option. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, ensuring you have maximum traction regardless of the weather conditions. To aid with your comfort in the cold, the Envision comes standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. As an added perk, the Envision can also be equipped with available remote start to ensure the car warms up while you stay warm inside.

5. Lots of color options 

The 2016 Buick Envision is available in six exterior colors, ensuring you aren’t stuck with a boring choice when evaluating options. Inside, you have your choice of four options for the leather-appointed seats, including beautiful browns and an ebony color with dark plum accents. Paired with beautiful wheel options and design, you are sure to make an arrival when driving your 2016 Envision.  

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Buick Envision an overall reliability rating of 5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Buick Envision 1st out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Buick Envision features and specs

Premium 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/R 37.5"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

225/1500 lbs.



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