The new 2017 Buick Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover that brings with a slew of updates and new features such as advanced connectivity and technologies, and best-in-class driving dynamics. The interior acoustics are also updated and are synonymous with Buick’s long history of upscale finishes and generous standard features offer. The Buick Envision 2017 release date should be expected in the second half of this year as a 2017 year model.
Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick, had this to say about the newest Buick Envision, “the 2017 Buick Envision is responsive, confident, modern, and luxurious. The dynamic experience behind the wheel is as a result of the striking balance between modern driving aides, Buick’s signature luxury, comfortable and supportive seats, and luxury amenities.”
Some of the highlights that underpin the Envision competitiveness include LED accent lights, LED daytime running lights, the Twin Clutch AWD system, the stop-start technology, and the HiPer Strut front suspension system. Fuel economy is aided by features such as an aluminum hood, mass-reducing high-strength steel, and active grill shutters.
Some of the standard features to expect include heated front seats, a standard eight-way front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, folding rear seats, a hands-free and programmable power liftgate, and available cooled front seats.
Some of the modern safety features include adaptive cruise control, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, active noise-cancelling system, whisper-quiet cabin, and a 360-degree parking/reverse camera.
Under the hood, the new 2017 Buick Envision comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 252 hp @5,500rpm and 260 pounds-ft. of torque @2,000rpm. Fuel economy is decent and stands at around 20/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Rivals nipping its heels include the 2017 Acura RDX, and the 2017 Lincoln MKC. The 2017 Acura RDX price starts from $35,370. Some of the specs to expect from that price point include impressive fuel economy and acceleration figures, plenty of standard features, a generous cargo space, a commanding exterior view, high-mounted rear seats, and plenty of interior accommodations. Motivation is offered by a 3.5L V6 engine rated at 279 hp and 252 lbs. ft. of torque. The Acura RDX 2017 release date should be expected this summer, if recent media and industry news are anything to go by.
The 2017 Lincoln MKC price starts from $32,720. Some of the specs include a generous standard equipment roster, good value, an optional adaptive suspension system, and a cushy ride quality. The Lincoln MKC 2017 release date should be expected sometime before this fall.
Exterior Buick Envision colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Saffron Red Metallic, Summit White, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Galaxy Silver Metallic.
2017 Buick Envision Review of Trims
Three trims (Groups) should be expected for the 2017 Buick Envision: Convenience, Leather, and Premium.
2017 Buick Envision Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features offered for the 2017 Buick Envision Convenience Group include LED taillights and running lights, adaptive xenon headlights, driver and front passenger memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry and ignition, a rear privacy glass, reclining and folding rear seats, leatherette upholstery, heated mirrors, full power accessories, smartphone app connectivity, a four-way power front passenger seat, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, satellite and HD radio, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, and an upgraded six-speaker sound system.
Upgrading to the 2017 Buick Envision Leather model gets you all the above plus a power liftgate, auto-dimming side mirrors, ambient interior lighting, an eight-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, a blind-spot monitoring system, and a 110-V power outlet.
Lastly, but certainly not least, is the top-of-the-line 2017 Buick Envision Premium model that tacks the above accessories plus a simulated suede headliner, bespoke interior options, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, automatic wipers, and automatic high-beams control.
2017 Buick Envision Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Envision is a 2.5L “flex-fuel” four-cylinder engine rated at 197 hp @6,300rpm and 192 pounds-feet of torque @4,400rpm. Opting for the high-performance version – the 2017 Buick Envision Premium model gets you a 2.0L gasoline four-cylinder engine rated at 252 horsepower @5,500 rpm and 260 pounds ft. of torque @2,000rpm.
Fuel economy ratings offered by the EPA put the gasoline engine ratings at 20/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 11.9 in. (107.9 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.7 in. (183.7 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 26.9 ft³
Curb weight: 4047 lbs.
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 20/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Galaxy Silver Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Saffron Red Mettallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs.
2017 Buick Envision USA Release Date & Cost
Rumors allege the availability of the vehicle should be expected during the second half of this year as a 2017 year model. Pricing has been announced by Buick and the base model should start from around $35,870.