The 2021 Buick Envision has been completely updated and rides a fine line between mainstream and luxury-branded SUVs, competing against models like the Acura RDX and Lincoln Corsair along with range-topping trims of the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan. Yet, thanks to its refined driving manners and long list of standard safety features, the Envision carves out its own niche among many worthy competitors.
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We spent time behind the wheel of a front-wheel-drive Envision in mid-level Essence trim. Adding all-wheel drive costs an additional $1,800 across all trims. With its 228-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Envision provides a pleasant balance of smooth acceleration, reasonable gas mileage and even a bit of engine growl when you punch the gas pedal.
You can find our complete review of the 2021 Buick Envision by following the above related link. For a quick recap of what we like most about this compact SUV, plus a couple things that could use fixing, keep scrolling.