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2022 Buick Envision review

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Buick Envision highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Quiet interior
  • Smooth ride
  • Good value

Cons

  • Small cargo area
  • Less plush than competition
  • Limited steering feedback

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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The Buick Envision is a 5-passenger premium crossover with a quiet cabin and available AWD

Buick’s lineup has evolved to offering only crossover SUVs, and the 2022 Envision is one step down from the top-level Enclave. With seating for five, the Envision delivers a premium experience with a quiet ride, high-end features, and an attractive cabin. Completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, the 2022 Envision has only minor changes, which include updates to the Sport Touring (ST) package, red seat stitching on Essence trims, and a new color: Sapphire Metallic. The 2022 Envision is available in three trim levels: Preferred, Essence, and the luxurious Avenir, all of which have front-wheel drive standard and optional all-wheel drive. Under the hood, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard on the Envision, delivering 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Despite offering an array of impressive premium features, the Envision faces stiff competition from rivals such as the Acura RDX, Genesis GV70, Mercedes-Benz GLC, and Volvo XC60 in the premium crossover segment.

All Buick Envision years

What is new for the 2022 Buick Envision?

  • The Base trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Envision trims have been upgraded with Rear Air Conditioning and 6162 as standard equipment this year.
  • Quad Seats features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The Essence trim now comes with Leatherette & Cloth as standard equipment.

2022 Buick Envision trims

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Preferred:

Essence:

Avenir:

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What We Like

Interior: While the trim materials in the Buick Envision may not be at the same level as some of its competitors, the cabin still has a premium vibe with attractive, clean styling. The available 10.2-inch infotainment display angles toward the driver for better access to controls. The front seats have multiple adjustments, offering seat massagers for added comfort on longer trips.

Technology: The Envision comes standard with an eight-inch display and the option of upgrading to a larger 10.2-inch screen. Both offer an intuitive interface with physical controls for volume and tuning, as well as wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto. Advanced driver-assist features like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance are standard on all trim levels.

Performance: All Envisions come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that provides good power for this premium crossover. According to the Edmunds review, the Buick can reach 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, which is quick for a vehicle of this type. There is some body roll when it's pushed hard, but the handling is decent and braking power is strong.

What Needs Improvement

Utility: Despite providing a comfortable ride for its five passengers, the Envision falls short in terms of utility. With just 25.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, it offers less storage capacity than many of its competitors. Its towing capacity is also limited to a mere 1,500 pounds.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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Excellent

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
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Air Conditioning
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Remote Start
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

228

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.9

Wheelbase

109.4"

Overall length

182.5"

Width

74.1"

Height

64.6"

Leg room

F 40.4"/R 39.3"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 38.9"

Front tires

P235/60R18

Rear tires

P235/60R18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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