If you’re shopping for a stylish, high-quality, and desirable premium compact crossover SUV in Woodbridge, Vaughan, Brampton, Kleinburg, Mississauga, or anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area, the 2023 Buick Envision is a model that has to be high on your list. Despite its compact classification, the Envision combines a remarkably spacious and comfortable interior with premium styling and a potent powertrain to deliver an irresistible package that shines in any company.
The 2023 Buick Envision lineup offers shoppers three trim levels to choose from, and the style, presence, and prestige that all three exude make each one well worth considering. If you need more clarification about the best things coming in small packages, the latest version of the Buick Envision would like to have a word with you. The first model in the 2023 Envision family is the entry-level Preferred trim level, which is easier to recognize as a base model if you directly compare it with one or both of the other two available trims. The mid-range offering is the Essence, and the top-of-the-range model that touches on full-blown luxury is the Avenir.
Only the Preferred trim level is available as a standard front-drive model, as all-wheel-drive is part of the standard specification of the Essence or Avenir. But if you want to avoid going up a level and want AWD, it is available as an option for the Preferred trim.
The same powertrain is standard for all three versions of the 2023 Buick Envision. It delivers a smooth, comfortable, and reassuringly quiet ride with decent power, engaging performance, and good fuel economy. The powertrain in question comprises a 2.0-litre turbo-four gas engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque, and a standard nine-speed automatic transmission sending it to the front or all four wheels.
If the 2023 Buick Envision Preferred in its standard front-wheel drive form is the model you’re interested in, the official fuel economy ratings are 10.2 L/100 km in the city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway. Of course, the overwhelming majority of models sold will be AWD. The good news is that the extra capability’s fuel economy penalty is relatively minimal, with ratings of 10.5 L/100 km in the city and 8.2 L/100 km on the highway.
Although the 2023 Buick Envision doesn’t cost as much as its luxury European or Japanese rivals, you might not know it if you only looked at the standard features and equipment levels. Standard features at the entry level include 18-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power driver and front passenger seats, dual-zone climate control, an HD rear vision camera, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and cloth with leatherette seats. The standard infotainment system includes an impressive 10.25-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Standard safety features are another area where the Envision impresses. All models have standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, rear parking sensors, active lane control, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitors. You can upgrade the mid-range Essence trim to include adaptive cruise control, a rear camera mirror, and a surround-view camera system. But these and plenty more upscale features are standard if you go for the range-topping Avenir trim level.
The 2023 Buick Envision is a shining example of a vehicle striking a perfect balance for its target audience. The Envision is spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, impressively put together with quality materials, fun to drive, and reasonably economical. Learn more about the 2023 Envision with a test drive from Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC Woodbridge at 2 Auto Park Circle, Woodbridge, ON, or call us at (905) 850-1000 to book an appointment to fit your schedule.