Your Guide to the Right Ride: The 2020 Buick Envision
Tranquility may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an SUV. Sure, a comfortable cabin is nice. And who doesn’t like heated seats? And I could go for a sunroof. And a charging port for smartphones sounds like something I could get behind. But can an SUV be tranquil? With the 2020 Envision, you may be convinced.
With clever performance features, a five-star NHTSA safety rating, and an emphasis on comfort, the 2020 Buick Envision is a reliable SUV that makes driving a delight. With this post, we’ll examine the performance, design, and features of the Buick Envision to help you decide if it’s the right ride for you.
Here’s an overview of who’ll likely enjoy the Buick Envision:
- Drivers who appreciate a vehicle with solid mileage and some inventive performance features
- Drivers who want an SUV with an impressive safety rating and a suite of options to back it up
- Drivers who are looking for a spacious passenger vehicle with excellent comfort features
Power and Mileage
Two powertrain options are available for the 2020 Buick Envision: The standard 2.5L, 197 horsepower engine, and a 2L, 252 horsepower turbo alternative. While the Envision is available in both front-wheel-drive and intelligent twin-clutch all-wheel-drive models, the 2L turbo engine option is exclusive to AWD versions of the SUV.
The standard 2.5L engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2L turbo option comes packaged with a 9-speed automatic transmission. As for mileage, the Envision gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and up to 29 on the highway (25 mpg combined) with the standard 2.5L engine.
Buick also offers some clever performance features to keep drives smooth. Stop/Start technology improves efficiency by automatically shutting the engine down during short stops (such as stoplights) and starting it back up as soon as the driver takes his or her foot off the brake pad. And the optional HiPer Strut front suspension softens the vehicle’s impact with the road and makes steering feel more responsive.
Safety and Tech
The 2020 Buick Envision has received a safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (the highest rating possible). The Envision’s array of safety features include surround vision—which provides drivers with a bird’s-eye-view of the vehicle at low speeds, forward/rear collision warning, enhanced automatic emergency braking, and an intelligent airbag system.
Beyond the features listed above, the Envision helps drivers safely remain in and change between lanes with lane-keep assistance, unintentional lane-departure warnings, and a blind-spot alert system. Highway driving is made even safer with adaptive cruise control—which detects other vehicles ahead of the Envision and maintains a predetermined distance with minimal driver input.
Interior and Style
The Envision’s five-sear interior offers a wealth of comfort features. To start, a heated steering wheel, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (also heated with cooled seating options available), and in-vehicle air ionizer ensure the cabin is a calm and comfortable environment. QuietTuning technology greatly diminishes outside noise, keeping the interior zen-garden-level tranquil—even in rush hour traffic. A panoramic moonroof is also included for drivers that enjoy a healthy dose of natural light.
In terms of connectivity, the SUV’s 8” touchscreen Buick Infotainment System supports both Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. Drivers that prefer to navigate with their cell phones will likely enjoy the wireless smartphone charging included with the center console. And the Envision even comes equipped with its own 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can be connected to as many as seven devices at a time.