Buick Envision is one of the latest models in the fast-growing luxury compact SUV class. It stands between the compact Encore and the larger Enclave, and this is the first Buick vehicle made in China, where Buick has gained fantastic sales. The Envision covers the basics with comfortable seating for five passengers and a fuel-efficient engine. The interior design is modern and clean, and Buick a long list of options. Overall, the 2018 Buick Envision has a lot to consider.
The 2018 Buick Envision is a midsize crossover SUV offered in five trim levels: base, Preferred, Essence, Premium and Premium II.
The 2018 Buick Envision is available with two engine choices. Standard on the base, Preferred and Essence trims is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 197 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. These models come standard with front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is optional on the Preferred and Essence. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. EPA fuel economy estimates at 25 mpg combined (22 city/29 highway).
The 2018 Buick Envision Premium gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces output 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. These trims come standard with a more advanced all-wheel-drive system that distributes power both fore/aft and left/right. In track testing, the 2018 Buick Envision Premium hit 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. EPA estimates fuel economy at 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city/26 mpg highway).
Properly equipped, the 2018 Buick Envision can tow up to 1,500 pounds.