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2021 Buick Envision REVIEW | Great Preimium Compact SUV !

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⏱️TIMESTAMPS⏱️00:00 EXTERIOR 02:09 INTERIOR 02:47 PERFORMANCE05:36 SAFETY2021 Buick Envision - Quick Review Buick's efforts to be seen as a premium brand may have finally turned a corner with the 2021 Buick Envision SUV. Set to take on rivals such as the Acura RDX, the Infiniti QX50, and the Lincoln Corsair, this new Envision sports nicely tailored sheetmetal and a more upscale interior. A 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter powers all models and comes mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The list of standard features includes driver-assistance tech such as automatic high-beams, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane-keeping assist. A high-end Avenir trim tops the lineup. Its luxurious cabin boasts diamond-quilted leather seats, wireless smartphone charging, and a driver's seat with massage functionality.What's New for 2021 Buick Envision?Buick has redesigned the Envision SUV for 2021 Buick Envision, imbuing it with an eye-catching design that's far more handsome than what the bland 2020 model featured.Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGBy the EPA's yardstick, the front-wheel-drive Envision is good for 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Going with an all-wheel-drive model drops those numbers to 22 and 29 mpg, respectively. When we get a chance to test the new Envision and put it through our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, we'll update this story with results. For more information about the Envision's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.Interior, Comfort, and Cargo 2021 Buick EnvisionWe haven't experienced the 2021 Envision's cabin for ourselves, but based on photos, we feel the interior design looks quite snazzy. Of the three trim levels, the Avenir is the one that best competes with rivals such as the Q5, X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-class. Although the Preferred and Essence models offer plenty of standard features, the Avenir brings luxuries such as quilted leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and a massaging driver's seat. We expect the cabin to offer similar amounts of passenger space as the outgoing model, but the Envision's slightly shorter length could mean it has a little less cargo space than before. When we get a 2021 Envision in our garage for testing, we'll stuff it with carry-on luggage and report the results here.

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