The 2023 Buick Envision is a compact crossover SUV that spans the divide between mainstream and luxury, emphasizing luxury more than mainstream. The Envision is stylish, spacious, comfortable, and generously equipped. Its potent powertrain is engaging to drive, economical to run, and delivers a premium experience for drivers and passengers alike. The only way to go more upscale in Sudbury or elsewhere when shopping for a premium compact crossover will inevitably lead to paying considerably more.
Although the interior is deceptively spacious, the compact concept of the 2023 Envision does apply to the lineup of just three well-equipped trim levels for buyers to choose from. Even so, the three available models cover a decent range of prices and specifications. The most affordable version of the 2023 Buick Envision is the Preferred trim, which is front-wheel-drive in its standard form but upgradable with the extra capability of all-wheel-drive if you’re happy to pay a little more. The mid-range model in the 2023 lineup is the Essence, and the range-topping model is the Avenir. The Preferred entry-level trim is the only way to get a front-drive Envision in 2023, as the Essence and Avenir models get AWD as part of their standard specification.
A potent 2.0-litre turbo-four engine powers all three versions of the 2023 Buick Envision, and it provides the compact crossover SUV with a lively 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine sends the power to the front or all four wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. You can find bigger and heavier SUVs than the Envision on the road today with similar or smaller engines that produce less power than the Buick. The Envision’s powerplant can handle anything you’re likely to ask of it with something to spare, including a full complement of passengers and cargo.
If fuel economy is an issue for you and you prefer an AWD model, you’ll be pleased to learn that fuel economy ratings don’t take a substantial hit for providing that extra capability. Front-drive versions of the 2023 Envision are rated for fuel economy at 10.2 L/100km in the city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway, while AWD changes that marginally to 10.5 L/100km in the city and 8.2 L/100 km on the highway.
You will find cheaper and less luxurious compact crossovers when shopping around than the 2022 Buick Envision but look closely at what you get for your money before chasing a lower price. With the Buick, the standard equipment levels are impressive. Even the most affordable version gets standard power features, an 8-way power driver’s seat, LED headlights, 18-inch alloys, cloth and synthetic leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Safety is another strong area for the 2023 Envision, with all models getting the Buick Confidence Plus package of safety features as part of the standard specification. The package includes Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, IntelliBeam auto high beam assist, Front Pedestrian Braking, Rear Park Assist, and Automatic Emergency Braking. The Avenir goes even further with enhanced versions of features such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Automatic Parking Assist.
The 2023 Buick Envision is a premium compact crossover SUV that just appears to get everything right. Discover more with a test drive from Southside Chevrolet Buick GMC at 2601 Regent St, Sudbury, ON, or call us at (705) 523-2438 to schedule an appointment for a time that suits you.