GMC Envision Price And Review – GMC envision
Just two years afterwards introducing it to the U.S. market, Buick has adapted the exoteric and fabricated added “consumer-driven” changes to its Chinese-built Envision bunched crossover for 2019.
By G. CHAMBERS WILLIAMS III
Buick added the Envision crossover account agent to its U.S. calendar two years ago, a exceptional bunched with allowance for up to bristles passengers.
Built in China, the Envision avalanche amid the beyond Enclave, accumulated in Michigan, and the abate Encore, congenital in South Korea.
For 2019, the Envision starts at $31,995 (plus $995 freight) for the abject front-wheel-drive model, and ranges as aerial as $43,600 for the all-wheel-drive Exceptional II trim level, which we activated for this report.
Other trims accommodate the Preferred ($35,250) and Essence ($37,550) models, with accepted front-wheel drive (add $1,850 for all-wheel drive); and the Exceptional ($40,700), which, like the Exceptional II, comes alone with all-wheel drive.
The abject archetypal is not accessible with all-wheel drive, but it can be added to the Preferred and Essence models for $1,750.
Base, Preferred and Essence models appear with a commonly aspirated 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder agent with 197 application and 192 foot-pounds of torque, affiliated to a six-speed automated transmission.
But the Exceptional trim levels get a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder agent bearing 252 application and 295 foot-pounds of torque. It’s commutual with a nine-speed automated transmission, which is new for 2019.
The turbo agent got a bang in torque from aftermost year’s 260 foot-pounds, alike admitting application remained the same. We begin it to accommodate affluence of adeptness in best alive situations, including acclivous freeway on ramps.
Other changes for 2019 from the 2018 Envision accommodate new sculpted advanced and rear fascias and a new grille design; high-intensity-discharge headlights accepted on 2.5-liter models; bi-functional LED headlights now accepted on the 2.0-liter turbo models; LED accession signature lights and taillights accepted on every model; new 18- and 19-inch caster designs; a new agent stop/start deactivation switch; and the adeptness for the disciplinarian to about-face amid adaptive and accepted cruise control.
Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses alarm to clip the agent to the one it is following, was included on our tester as allotment of the Disciplinarian Confidence Package ($1,545), which additionally added Forward Automated Braking, and the Surround Vision camera arrangement (replacing the bake Rear Vision Camera). This arrangement gives both a rear appearance and a abstracted bird’s eye appearance of what’s about the vehicle, in a breach awning on the audio/navigation blow screen.
Also new for 2019 are added afterimage on the accepted Rear Vision Camera; bigger hands-free microphone for bigger alarm affection and articulation recognition; quicker-responding bench heaters; next-generation wireless smartphone charging, and the accession of an air ionizer that helps annihilate odors, abate bacilli and accommodate cleaner berth air.
The Buick Envision bunched crossover seats up to bristles people, and comes with a array of accepted and accessible features. New for 2019 is a nine-speed automated transmission, replacing the six-speed automated from the 2018 model. There are abundant added changes for 2019 as well, including a about-face to about-face off the agent stop-start affection and addition to toggle amid adaptive and accepted cruise control.
There is a new exoteric color, Satin Animate Gray Metallic, and a new autogenous combination, Dark Galvanized covering seats with the Ebony interior. But our tester came in a adorable Ebony Twilight Metallic blush ($395 extra) with the Ebony covering interior.
Envision is the aboriginal Chinese-built artery agent to be awash in the United States. General Motors has been affairs it in China aback 2014, area the Buick cast is absolutely popular. That dates aback to the time aback Chinese ability collection Buicks aboriginal in the 20th century. GM has appropriate that there could be a U.S. assembly armpit for the Envision at some point.
Other appearance accommodate LED daytime alive lights and rear LED emphasis lights, alive grille shutters, and a anatomy anatomy that includes some high-strength animate and an aluminum hood.
Standard are acrimonious advanced and rear seats and council wheel; a sliding, 60/40-split rear seat, which can be confused aback to add legroom for second-row passengers; eight-way power-adjustable advanced seats and four-way-adjustable lumbar support; three-zone altitude ascendancy with rear-seat controls; a programmable adeptness liftgate with hands-free operation; and alive autogenous babble cancelation.
Also included in the abject amount are 19-inch aluminum wheels, keyless acquiescent access and pushbutton alpha (with alien alpha feature), and a Bose exceptional seven-speaker audio system. Accessible is a across-the-board moon roof ($1,495), which was included on our analysis vehicle.
The Exceptional II has aggregate the Exceptional offers, forth with acrimonious and cooled advanced seats, a head-up display, IntelliLink infotainment arrangement with navigation, Automated Parking Abetment and articulating HID headlights that about-face hardly in the administration the car is turning.
The Envision is roomier for cartage and burden than some of its key competitors, such as the Acura RDX. The advanced brazier seats were adequate abundant for a continued weekend outing, and our rear-seat cartage had affluence of knee and leg allowance alike with the advanced seats anchored able-bodied aback on their tracks.
Handling was decidedly pleasing, and council was absolute and predictable. The nine-speed manual confused smoothly, with no apparent gear-hunting and accidental alive aback we were alive up and bottomward some arresting roads.
Envision was advised to be lighter and accept beneath wind attrition than about apparent in this class. Buick says that alike the moon roof was advised to aftermath basal wind babble aback open.
The exoteric architecture is agnate to that of added Buick crossovers, so it’s calmly apparent as a affiliate of the Buick CUV family. It has Buick’s signature active headlights and acrimonious alfresco mirrors with congenital LED about-face signals.
There is a “floating” wraparound apparatus panel, a ample centermost animate accumulator bin, an eight-inch Buick IntelliLink audio/connectivity screen, and a council caster with thumb-operated toggle switches for the IntelliLink airheaded and driver-information center. OnStar with 4G LTE and a congenital Wi-Fi hotspot are included on Exceptional trim levels.
We had two USB ports up front, but they were agonizingly amid central the centermost animate box, rather than up at the advanced beneath the birr area best cartage now accommodate them.
The included Stop/Start technology automatically shuts off the agent aback the agent is chock-full in traffic, again instantly restarts it aback the anchor pedal is released. This is advised to save ammunition by eliminating agent dabbling aback stopped, say at a cartage signal.
Envision’s HiPer Strut advanced abeyance is advised to abate the annoying torque beacon that generally occurs aback adeptness is activated to the advanced auto of a vehicle.
2019 Buick Envision
The twin-clutch all-wheel-drive arrangement helps advance administration in all alive altitude and is absolutely automatic, acute no disciplinarian input. It’s not advised for austere off-road driving, however, as it has no low-range feature. The absence is front-wheel drive; torque is beatific to the rear auto aback bottomward is detected.
Safety appearance accommodate 10 accepted air bags, advanced esplanade assist, a safety-alert bench that pulses to acquaint the disciplinarian of an approaching collision, lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, following-distance indicator, cyberbanking adherence control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes with cyberbanking brake-force administration and anchor assist, and cornering anchor control.
Also included on Exceptional trims is Automated Esplanade Assist, which can analyze a acceptable alongside or erect parking atom and beacon the agent into it aback prompted by the driver.
Cargo amplitude totals 26.9 cubic anxiety with the rear seatbacks in place; with them folded, it expands to 57.3 cubic feet. The seatback has a 70-30 split, and can be bankrupt bottomward from the rear application a handle on anniversary ancillary of the rear compartment. It looks like a chrome aperture handle, and both accept to be activated to bead both abandon of the seatback.
The alone added advantage on our tester was the Autogenous Protection Package ($205), which included all-weather attic and burden mats.
EPA fuel-economy ratings for our Exceptional II tester were 20 mpg city/25 highway/22 combined. With about a 50-50 mix of burghal and artery driving, we averaged about 21.6 mpg.
Total sticker amount for our Envision Exceptional II archetypal was $48,235, including bales and $3,640 in options.
The automotive columns of G. Chambers Williams III accept appeared consistently in the Express-News aback 2000. Contact him at email@example.com or on Twitter @gchambers3.
2019 Buick Envision
The package: Compact, five-door, five-passenger, front- or all-wheel-drive, four-cylinder gasoline-powered crossover account vehicle.
Highlights: The Envision, accumulated in China, is Buick’s bunched crossover, featuring lots of accepted and accessible comfort, accessibility and assurance features. It has a bland ride, acceptable handling, and affluence of power, abnormally from the uplevel turbo engine. All-wheel drive is accepted on Exceptional models.
Disadvantages: No third-row bench offered for beyond families.
Engines: 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder, gasoline (base, midlevel trims); 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, gasoline (Premium trims).
Transmission: Six-speed automated (2.5-liter); nine-speed automated (2.0-liter).
Power/torque: 197 HP/192 foot-pounds (2.5-liter); 252 HP./295 foot-pounds (2.0-liter).
Brakes, front/rear: Disc/disc, antilock.
Length: 183.7 inches.
Curb weight range: 3,755-4,803 pounds.
Cargo volume: 26.9 cubic anxiety (behind rear seat); 57.3 cubic anxiety (second-row seatback folded).
Electronic adherence control: Standard.
Side air bags: Advanced seat-mounted; side-curtain, both rows, standard.
Trailer-towing capacity: 1,500 pounds.
Fuel capacity/type: 17.3 gallons/unleaded regular.
EPA ammunition economy: 22 city/29 artery (2.5-liter, advanced drive); 21/27 (2.5-liter, AWD); 20/25 (2.0-liter, AWD).
Major competitors: Infiniti QX50, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Acura RDX, Mazda CX-5, Lexus NX, Lincoln MKC, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain.
Base amount range: $31,995-$43,600, additional $995 freight.
Price as tested: $48,235, including bales and options (Premium II AWD).
On the Road rating: 9.3 (of a accessible 10).
Prices apparent are manufacturer’s appropriate retail; absolute affairs amount may vary.
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