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2018 Buick Envision

$33,995 — $44,960 MSRP
SUV
5 Seats
22-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Excellent build quality
  • Tasteful, luxurious interior
  • Quick acceleration (turbo engine)
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
  • Tons of backseat legroom
  • Extremely quiet at speed

The Bad

  • Long, vague brake pedal action
  • Cabin feels narrow
  • Loaded models are expensive
  • Generic exterior styling
  • Steering response a little slow
  • Exhibits more body roll than competitors
2018 Buick Envision exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Buick Envision
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Sits between subcompact Encore and three-row Enclave in Buick lineup
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen, multiple USB and power ports

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What it is: Buick has already proved itself adept at luxury on a large scale with the three-row Enclave SUV, and the Envision is Buick’s compact luxury SUV. Assembled in China, the five-seat Envision slots below the Enclave and above the tiny Encore in the automaker's lineup.

New for 2018

There are no significant changes.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
21 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Lots of style inside and out.

by Sheryl:Keeshond fan from Coatesville,Pa on October 27, 2018

This car is a great riding car. Very comfortable in both the driver and passenger seats. Also, lots of legroom in the back. The truncate is very spacious as well. Just a great car inside and out for ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great vehicle for style , comfort and efficiency!

by LanieLou from Ocala, FL, 34481 on October 25, 2018

Great mid size SUV, very roomy, stylish and comfortable. Great mileage! A great vehicle at a reasonable price. I am six foot five inches and have very ample and comfortale space! Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Buick Envision currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Buick Envision Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
marginal

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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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