3 Things to Know About the New 2016 Buick Envision

The Buick Envision is a completely new model from Buick that fits in the gap between the Encore and the 3-row seating Enclave. Here are the 3 things you need to know about the all-new Buick Envision.

2016 Buick Envision
  1. Standard Options Galore

Although the price of the Envision starts at $46,000, it is packed with a lot of features as standard. It has all the features that one would expect in any vehicle such as:

  • CD/MP3 player
  • Power windows, mirrors, locks
  • 10 airbags
  • Power front seats
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Climate control front and rear
  • Infotainment system with 8” touch screen

But it also has some standard features that would normally cost extra on other premium luxury brands such as:

  • BOSE premium audio
  • Forward collision alert
  • Programmable Power liftgate
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot alert
  • Lane departure warning
  • Leather-appointed seating
  • Active noise cancellation
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Front and rear park distance sensors
  • Backup camera
  • 19” alloy wheels
2016 Buick Envision
  1. New Safety Technology

In addition to the technological safety features mentioned earlier such as blind spot alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and forward collision alert; the Buick Envision can also be equipped with features that make it seem as though the crossover can almost drive itself. These new features are:

  • Heads-up display
  • Automatic park assist (the Envision can assist the driver when parking in a parallel or perpendicular parking spot by automatically steering the vehicle.)
  • Surround vision (Provides the driver with a 360° bird’s-eye view of the area surrounding the vehicle.)
  • Adaptive cruise control (The vehicle automatically maintains a set distance with a vehicle ahead.)
  • Front automatic braking (If the vehicle senses an imminent front-end collision, the vehicle will automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a collision or reduce the severity of the collision.)
2016 Buick Envision
  1. Car-like Performance

Although most crossovers or small SUVs are based on a car chassis, they tend to lose the car-like driving characteristics and just become dull to drive. The Buick engineers did not want the Envision to just be another bland crossover in the crowded market so they spent time to make the Envision as car-like in feel as possible.
The Envision is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged engine and mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces 252hp and 260 lb-ft of torque and it can deliver up to 9.1L/100km of fuel efficiency. Power gets delivered to all 4 wheels via a new twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system. The system utilizes clutches to limit the amount of wheelspin and to ensure that both the front and rear wheels are spinning at the same speed in non-ideal driving conditions such as snow or ice. The Buick Envision is also fitted with HiPer strut front suspension and 4-link rear suspension for improved cornering capabilities but also a smooth and premium feeling ride.