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2016 Buick Envision

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$19,176 — $27,364 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
22 MPG
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Elegant styling
  • High-quality, upscale interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Sliding backseat
  • Lots of standard multimedia technology

The Bad

  • Unknown fuel economy
2016 Buick Envision exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Buick Envision
  • All-new five-passenger compact SUV
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • One engine and transmission
  • Fits in between baby Encore and mama Enclave
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen, multiple USB and power ports

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2016 Buick Envision Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Buick has already proven itself adept at luxury on a large scale with the three-row Enclave SUV, and now the brand plans to foray into the compact luxury SUV market with its new Envision.

Vehicle Overview

Buick has already proven itself adept at luxury on a large scale with the three-row Enclave SUV, and now the brand plans to foray into the compact luxury SUV market with its new Envision. Already on sale in China, the Envision will slot below the Enclave and above the tiny Encore in the automaker’s lineup.
Exterior
Outside, the Envision is instantly recognizable as a member of the Buick family with the brand’s signature grille front and center flanked by upswept, winged headlights. Plenty of chrome trim makes the elegant face pop, and chiseled body lines add some drama to its profile.
Interior
Buick said it put the focus on soft-touch surfaces in the Envision for a premium look and feel. One unique feature is the large center console storage bin’s dual-wing doors. Buick says they provide easier, less-obstructed access for the driver as well as front and rear passengers.

The focal point of the cabin is a floating instrument panel that houses the standard IntelliLink multimedia system’s 8-inch touch-screen; it features a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot with 4G LTE connectivity. Four USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and a 120-volt outlet are also standard.

Other standard luxury creature comforts include heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with four-way power adjustable lumbar, tri-zone climate control with rear-seat controls and a Bose premium sound system. Options include a panoramic moonroof a...

Vehicle Overview

Buick has already proven itself adept at luxury on a large scale with the three-row Enclave SUV, and now the brand plans to foray into the compact luxury SUV market with its new Envision. Already on sale in China, the Envision will slot below the Enclave and above the tiny Encore in the automaker’s lineup.
Exterior
Outside, the Envision is instantly recognizable as a member of the Buick family with the brand’s signature grille front and center flanked by upswept, winged headlights. Plenty of chrome trim makes the elegant face pop, and chiseled body lines add some drama to its profile.
Interior
Buick said it put the focus on soft-touch surfaces in the Envision for a premium look and feel. One unique feature is the large center console storage bin’s dual-wing doors. Buick says they provide easier, less-obstructed access for the driver as well as front and rear passengers.

The focal point of the cabin is a floating instrument panel that houses the standard IntelliLink multimedia system’s 8-inch touch-screen; it features a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot with 4G LTE connectivity. Four USB ports, four 12-volt outlets and a 120-volt outlet are also standard.

Other standard luxury creature comforts include heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with four-way power adjustable lumbar, tri-zone climate control with rear-seat controls and a Bose premium sound system. Options include a panoramic moonroof and cooled front seats.

In back, there’s seating for three passengers on sliding, 60/40-split seats. Buick didn’t release specs but said the Envision offers more passenger and cargo room than the Acura RDX and Lincoln MKC.
Under the Hood
Power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 252 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. It uses an automatic stop/start feature to save fuel, though EPA estimates have not been released. The Envision is the first application of the stop/start system on this engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is all-wheel drive. Buick says its active twin clutch all-wheel-drive system is an automatic, on-demand system that delivers sure-footed handling in low-grip conditions and provides minimal torque to the rear wheels when all-wheel-drive traction isn’t required.
Safety
Standard safety features include lane keep assist, front park assist, lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera and the Safety Alert Seat, which pulses to alert the driver about a possible crash. Available features include full-speed range adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, automatic park assist and a surround-vision camera system.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
16 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(5.0)

I love my 2016 Buick Envision

by Lea from Peoria on November 18, 2019

This car is beautiful, has great interior, exterior and a lot of Power for the size. It has extras that are unbelievable. Very Happy with purchase! Read full review

(5.0)

Love this car!!

by Mickeylady from Oregon on October 6, 2019

We purchased this car about three weeks ago, and we couldn’t be happier with it. It has every option we wanted and so many more. Being partially handicapped, we needed something a little higher off ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Buick Envision currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Buick Envision has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Buick

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Envision received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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