The 2023 Buick Envision is a premium compact crossover SUV for shoppers in Thornhill, North York, Markham, Richmond Hill, and the Greater Toronto Area who want a premium vehicle without the luxury price ticket of European and Japanese rivals. The Envision looks sensational and boasts a spacious cabin, excellent build quality, high-end materials, a potent engine, and a superbly user-friendly infotainment system at every level.
At first glance, there appear to be three straightforward trim levels to choose from in the 2023 Buick Envision lineup. But there’s a little more to configuring your ideal Envision. The lineup starts with the entry-level Preferred trim level, the mid-range offering is the Essence, and the top-of-the-range model in the family is the Envision Avenir. However, the Preferred entry-level trim is the only 2023 Envision with standard front-wheel drive. The Essence and Avenir are exclusively AWD models, while AWD is available for the Preferred if you want to go down that route rather than stepping up to the Essence or Avenir. Six exterior colours are available for the Envision in 2023: Summit White, Moonstone Grey Metallic, Sapphire Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Cinnabar Metallic, and White Frost Tricoat. A Sport Touring Package is also available, which swaps much of the exterior chrome for blacked-out styling elements.
For a compact SUV, the 2023 Buick Envision is a good size, and its impressive standard specification at every level means there’s some weight to move around, especially with a full load of people and cargo onboard. And although the standard engine at all levels is a thoroughly contemporary turbo-four, it’s a four-pot that packs a punch with 228 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The Buick’s impressive power gets sent to the front or all four wheels through a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Front-drive entry-level models return fuel economy ratings of 10.5 L/100 km in the city and 7.5 L/100 km on the highway, while AWD models that account for the vast majority of sales return figures of 10.5 L/100 km in the city and 8.2 L/100 km on the highway.
With its 714 L of cargo room behind the rear seats, 998 mm of rear leg room, and comfy front seats, you could find it hard to believe the 2023 Buick Envision is still considered a compact offering. The cabin is also softly padded, and noise gets kept to a minimum thanks to thicker materials and active noise cancellation for the engine. Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free power programmable liftgate, LED headlights & DRLs, eight-way power front seats, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Moving up to the Essence adds standard AWD, an 8.0-inch diagonal colour Driver Information Centre & cluster display, heated rear outboard seats, and perforated leather upholstery. The Essence also makes many options available that are not available for the base model. The Avenir touches on genuine luxury with standard features that include 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive headlights, a panoramic power moonroof, a rear camera mirror, adaptive cruise control, navigation, and plenty more.
The 2023 Buick Envision is an exceptional case for concluding that the best things come in small packages, even though it doesn’t appear all that small when you get inside. Check out the new Envision for yourself today with a test drive from Roy Foss Chevrolet Buick GMC Thornhill at 7200 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, or call us at (905) 886-2000 for more information and book an appointment that fits your schedule.