2018 Buick Envision
Positioned right in the center of the Buick’s crossover lineup, the new 2018 Envision is a great option if you need an SUV that handles a lot of driving tasks well. If you are looking for a compact luxury SUV that has style both inside and out, smooth and well-balanced handling and ride, and superb power and fuel efficiency, then the 2018 Buick Envision is the perfect choice for you. Retaining the same successful configuration and options as last year, the Envision has everything you need for a great daily commuter or off road adventurer – just drive in style and comfort with the luxurious 2018 Buick Envision.
Above the entry level, subcompact Encore, but below the more expensive and larger three-row Enclave, the 2018 Envision is a great mid-size SUV option. The Envision, with the available turbocharged engine, excellent crash test safety scores, and huge backseat is sure to be a winner. With five trim levels – 2018 Envision 1SV, 2018 Envision Preferred, 2018 Envision Essence, 2018 Envision Premium and 2018 Envision Premium II – this SUV has something for everyone. The Envision is also a great value starting at just $34,015 for the base model with a fully-loaded all-wheel-drive costing about $44,960.
22 City / 29 Highway
All 2018 Buick Envision trims are equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen that is paired with Buick Infotainment System. In the Preferred II model, you get navigation as well. Additional tech features you can expect to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, 2 USB ports that you can use for smartphone connectivity and charging, OnStar 4G LTE, OnStar Guidance, and OnStar Basic. While you can opt for the standard configurable 4.2-inch driver’s display screen, you might prefer to upgrade to the available 8-inch one.
You get the optional head-up display, 7-speaker Bose sound system, and Automatic Park Assist self-parking system in all the 218 Envision models. Additionally, there are three standard 12-volt outlets as well as the available 110-volt power outlet – as well as the 2 USB ports – to ensure that all your electronic devices are charged up.
The infotainment system in the 2018 Buick Envision is great, as are all the tech features that the solid and powerful crossover is equipped with. No matter which trim you go for, you can be sure to have superb technology to keep you connected and entertained everywhere you drive. The Driver Confidence package is something you should consider if you are looking for additional safety. It consists of adaptive cruise control, forward automatic emergency braking, as well as a surround vision camera system.
As a smaller SUV, the Buick Envision does a good job of blending the demands of high performance and greater fuel efficiency. This makes it a great choice if you are looking for a vehicle that will not cost as much as large SUVs and trucks to fill up. During the summer months, this can be a great advantage when gas prices are high and you need a reliable vehicle to get around for trips and vacations. Best of all, the Envision still offers plenty of power under the hood should you need some extra pick up in the acceleration.
The 2018 Buick Envision comes standard with an excellent 2.5-liter I-4 that gives you 197 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque and delivers an EPA-rated 21/27 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive (AWD) and 22/29 mpg with front-wheel drive (FWD). Standard in the Premium trim level, the available 252-horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 comes only with all-wheel drive and an EPA rating of 20/26 mpg. Both engines are backed by a 6-speed automatic. When it comes to performance and fuel efficiency, you can clearly see that the 2018 Envision is impressive.
The 2018 Envision’s turbo engine gives you quick acceleration. In addition to this power, you get an extremely well-balanced ride and handling, making sure that you have a smooth, comfortable ride every time you are on the road. While the loaded trim levels are a little on the pricey side, they are completely worth it as they provide you a vehicle that has everything you need to be luxuriously comfortable and connected while you are driving.
The 2018 Buick Envision features an exterior and interior design that stands out among other SUV options. The build quality is nothing short of excellent. The interior is tastefully and luxuriously done, ensuring your comfort as well as style no matter where you are. You will also like the fact that this vehicle is extremely quiet at speed. The interior is designed for a high level of passenger comfort. The back seat has plenty of legroom, ensuring that passengers can stretch out comfortably for long road trips or daily driving alike.
Coming in five different trims, the Envision offers many unique features for anyone needing a reliable, comfortable SUV. The 2018 Envision 1SV is the base trim level and comes standard with an 8-inch center touchscreen that has Buick Infotainment System featuring a 4.2-inch driver’s display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and QuietTuning with active noise cancellation. Features such as rear parking sensors, rearview camera, express up and down windows, a hands-free power liftgate, automatic headlights and 18-inch aluminum wheels make driving safe and fun.
Unlike the Envision 1SV, that is only available in Summit White and does not offer any additional packages or options, the Envision Preferred offers the same standard features as the base trim, as well as many optional features, five additional packages, and a selection of exterior colors that you can take your pick from. The next step up is the Envision Essence model. With this trim, you get heated front, and rear seats, leather-appointed seating, heated steering wheel, lane change assist with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, tri-zone automatic climate control, chrome roof rails and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels.
Taking it to the next level, power and luxury are kicked up with the Envision Premium. This trim comes with an upgraded 2.0-liter turbo-charged engine, all-wheel drive (AWD), 8-inch driver’s display screen, a 7-speaker Bose audio system, Safety Seat Alert, front and rear parking sensors, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision alert, automatic windshield wipers and dual exhaust with bright tips. Finally, the Premium II is the range-topping model that comes standard with heated and cooled front seats, a head-up display, Automatic Parking Assist (self-parking system), a navigation system and articulating HID headlights. If you are looking for luxury and superb features and options, nothing quite beats the Envision Premium II.