Today, Buick revealed the all-new 2021 Envision, which joins the new Encore GX in Buick’s all-crossover lineup. The 2021 Buick Envision is a compact crossover that will compete directly with the Lincoln Corsair, which has received a few updates for the 2021 model year. The new Envision is lower and wider than its predecessor, with a completely new design that’s far less conservative than before.
The 2021 Buick Envision is available in three trim levels – Preferred, Essence, and Avenir – each incorporating specific design features. The Preferred and Essence trims have an available Sport Touring package that presents a more agile appearance with darkened exterior touches and 20-inch wheels with a darkened finish.
All models feature LED headlamps and taillamps and daytime running light signatures, as well as a welcome/walkaway lighting animation, which activates when using the key fob.
On the inside, the 2021 Envision features a driver-centric instrument panel, which is tilted toward the driver. Other cabin features include a 10.2-inch diagonal infotainment touchscreen, a dual-wing armrest, covered storage beneath the instrument panel, an electronic precision shift in place of a standard gear selector, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and built-in Amazon Alexa.
Five-passenger seating is standard, while the 60/40-split second row features the capability to fold flat with the cargo floor. Slotting in between the smaller Encore and Encore GX and the larger Enclave, the Envision has 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first-row seats and 25.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats.
A range of seating appointments, in light and dark color themes, are available, including perforated leather on Essence. Heated front seats are standard on Essence and available on Preferred. Additional interior features include a heated steering wheel, air ionizer, active noise cancellation, and a panoramic moon roof.
The Buick Driver Confidence Plus package offers nine standard active safety features, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam, auto high beams, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Park Assist. Additional available driver assistance technologies include HD Surround Vision, Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Head-up Display.
The 2021 Buick Enclave is powered by a 2.0L Turbo I-4 engine rated at 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, which is backed up by a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive with an electronically-controlled twin-clutch operation is optional.
The all-new 2021 Buick Envision is on sale now, with a starting MSRP of $32,995 (including destination, excluding tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment).