The 2022 Buick Envision is a modern and attractive premium compact SUV with an interior that lives up to the promises made by the stylish exterior. Regardless of the trim level or color you prefer, you’ll always look and feel good driving around Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro in this sensational crossover. With lively turbocharged engines and available all-wheel-drive at every level, the Envision is a small SUV that takes everything in its confident stride.
The 2022 Buick Envision lineup is almost as compact and precise as the vehicle itself. There are three straightforward trim levels to choose from: all of which come standard front-wheel-drive, but all three can also come in all-wheel-drive format if you want the extra capability and pay a little extra to have it.
The first of the three trim levels is the generously equipped Preferred trim, which certainly doesn’t feel like a base model. The mid-range offering in the 2022 Envision family is the Essense, and the top-of-the-range Avenir completes the lineup in considerable style.
A single-engine is employed to power all models in the 2022 Buick Envision lineup, but it isn’t one of those small naturally aspirated units you might find under the hoods of some of the Envision’s rivals. The Buick’s powerplant is a substantial 2.0-liter turbo-four that develops 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque that goes to the front or all four wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic transmission.
The Envision’s lively engine offers the driving an excellent balance of power and fuel economy, which means it doesn’t lean too far in either direction. There is a penalty for adding the extra capability of all-wheel-drive to your Envision, but it’s not what anyone could call punitive. Front-drive versions of the Buick return 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined, which drops to 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg with AWD.
When a vehicle comes with an 8-way powered driver’s seat, full power features, LED headlights, 18-inch alloys, synthetic leather and cloth combination seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you might assume that’s a mid-range or higher trim level. That, however, is a taste of the standard features of the entry-level Envision Preferred. The touchscreen gets upgraded to a fabulous 10.2-inch unit with the Essence trim, and navigation gets added if you have the Avenir.
The Buick Confidence Plus package of safety features is also part of every Envision’s standard equipment list. The suite 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 2022 Buick Envision is a cut above many class rivals. With its sleek exterior styling, powerful engine, solid infotainment, and interiors that ooze luxury, the Envision is fun for the driver and spacious, comfortable, and opulent for their passengers. The Envision can appear sporty and aggressive or subtle and premium: it depends on how you configure it. Come and experience this exceptional compact crossover SUV for yourself with a test drive from GR Chevrolet Buick GMC here at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for more information and book a test drive appointment for a time that suits you.