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2020 Buick Envision review

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Buick Envision highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Smartphone integration as standard
  • Long options list
  • Perky turbocharged engine

Cons

  • Base engine is not as powerful as turbo engine
  • Luxury options only on top trims
  • Fuel economy could be higher

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 combined

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Roomy SUV with a quiet cabin

If you are in the market for a comfortable SUV that offers plenty of room without being too large to maneuver in a parking lot, the 2020 Buick Envision could be a great pick for you. The Envision offers a long list of standard equipment, including rear-park assist, a hands-free tailgate, and heated front seats. Options on higher trims cover everything you expect from a luxurious SUV, including heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control. Buick’s QuietTuning™ noise control system with active noise cancellation ensures the Envision has a quiet ride, with the available turbocharged engine offering plenty of oomph to get around town. The 2020 Buick Envision is a great all-rounder that will ensure you are comfortable when navigating the road. 

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What is new for the 2020 Buick Envision?

  • Envision trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards and DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.

2020 Buick Envision trims

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Base:

  • 197-hp, 192-lb-ft of torque 2.5L
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Power Mirrors
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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Buick Envision

1. Plenty of interior and exterior color choices 

The 2020 Buick Envision offers six exterior colors, including a beautiful Dark Moon Blue Metallic that pairs well with the wheels available across the lineup.  If you are looking for something more classic, there are hues of classic car colors including black, white, and red. On the inside, the Envision offers three colors to choose from so you can make sure the interior matches your preferences.  

2. Impressive parking systems  

The Buick Envision is available with a variety of driver aids to ensure that parking your Envision is as easy as possible. The Buick offers front and rear parking sensors to help alleviate any concerns when parallel parking. On higher trims, there is an available surround view system that provides a bird's-eye view of the car. The Envision also offers automatic parking assist to navigate you through parallel and perpendicular parking, ensuring parking your Envision is a breeze.  

3. Comfortable in colder climates 

With available all-wheel drive, the 2020 Buick Envision will ensure you have the necessary traction regardless of what winter conditions throw at you during the colder months. You will also love the feeling of warmth on your cold hands provided by the available heated steering wheel. Other perks include standard heated front seats and available heated rear seats, as well as available remote start.

If you live in an area that experiences a colder climate, the Buick Envision has you covered.  

4. Smartphone integration on every trim 

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto connectivity is a must-have if you take advantage of navigation apps or streaming services for some of your favorite jams or podcasts. Both systems enable you to access some of the most popular apps with the touch of your fingers via the Buick’s eight-inch touchscreen interface. From listening to Pandora® to texting your loved ones from the road, the systems are a great addition to this competent SUV. 

5. High-tech options available 

If you love a tech-heavy ride, you are going to be hard-pressed to find missing features across the 2020 Buick Envision trims. The impressive list of options includes a blind spot detection system, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control. While these systems assist you while you drive, the Buick Envision even helps you park with driving aids focused on parking. The Envision offers front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and an automatic parking system that will automatically park the car in perpendicular or parallel parking spots.  

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

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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

Preferred 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

197

Torque (ft-lbs)

192

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

17.3

Wheelbase

108.3"

Overall length

183.7"

Width

72.4"

Height

66.8"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 37.5"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.5"

Front tires

P225/60R18

Rear tires

P225/60R18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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