2016 Buick Envision Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Bronze Alloy Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,577 - $27,693
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
252
Seats
5

How 2016 Buick Envision Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 3.8Comfort 4.2Styling 3.9Value 4.3

What's New

The Buick Envision is an all-new SUV, at least in the United States. It's been a big success -- and is made -- in China. The Envision is among the first of a handful of cars imported from China. If its quality is any indicator, it won't be the last.

Buick Envision Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Premium I $22,577 - $26,628
Horsepower: 252 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
close icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon Premium II $23,414 - $27,693
Horsepower: 252 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 (in.) - Aluminum
check icon Bluetooth
check icon Navigation System
close icon Heated Seats
check icon Sun Roof
check icon Back-Up Camera
check icon Premium Audio
check icon Smart Device Integration
check icon WiFi Hotspot
check icon Keyless Start
check icon Keyless Entry
check icon Automated Emergency Braking
check icon Blind Spot Monitor
check icon Cross-Traffic Alert
check icon Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.11
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It looks expensive but it is very reasonably priced.

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My car is very comfortable. It makes me feel special. It looks good and is a pleasure to drive. It has good gas mileage, many special features for safe driving and a huge sunroof. The size is perfect. The encore was too big and the enclave was too small. I love the heated and cooled leather seats. Both the driver and front passenger have 10 point adjustable seats which is crucial for a person with shorter legs. The rear seats are also heated. Passengers in the back can control their own temperature, which my daughter loves. It is roomy enough to fit three hockey bags yet still not feel like a big vehicle. I love sitting up higher. I can see the road so much better.

Jodi G
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Safety features like car stopping in front of you and lane deviation warnings.

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I love my car it looks expensive but it is not. It has adjustable heated and cooled front and passenger leather seats. It has a huge sunroof and many safety features. It has a digital speedometer that shows up in the windshield lane deviation a warning for cars stopping in front of you and a parking assist. Also has a backup camera which is wonderful. The rear seats are also heated and you can control the climate from the backseat.

Jodi S
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I like the Buick envision.

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The touch screen is not responsive enough and is the thing that I most dislike about the car. I like the auto high beams, the automatic windshield wipers, the heated and cooled seats, the heated steering wheel, the performance. The seats are supportive of my back. I also like that the warning signals can be haptic instead of a tone. I have never been able to figure out how to get it to display text messages.

Michele S
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,577 - $26,628
$23,414 - $27,693

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 (hp)
252 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L turbo DOHC 4, 2.0L TURBO DOHC 4
2.0L turbo DOHC 4, 2.0L TURBO DOHC 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
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Not Available
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Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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Standard
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Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Standard
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Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.9 (in.)
40.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40 (in.)
40 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.5 (in.)
37.5 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Standard
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Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
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Standard
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Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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Standard
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Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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Standard

AC

AC
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Standard
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Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
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Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Standard
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Standard

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Not Available
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Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Standard
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Standard
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Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
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Standard
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Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/50R19
P235/50R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
107.9 (in.)
107.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 (ft.)
39.5 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.7 (in.)
183.7 (in.)

Width

Width
72.4 (in.)
72.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4047 (.lbs)
4047 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
252 (hp)
252 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
260 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 (.lbs)
150 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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Standard
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Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Standard
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Standard

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.3 (gal.)
17.3 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
26 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Standard
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Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Not Available
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Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Standard
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Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Standard
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Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
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Standard
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Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
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Standard
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Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Standard
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Standard
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Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps, LED signature lighting
  • Air bags single-stage driver and dual-stage front passenger frontal, driver and front passenger knee, front and rear seat-mounted side impact and roof-rail for outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.) *
  • OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.) *
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Front and Rear Park Assist, Ultrasonic
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Following Distance Indicator
  • Safety Alert Seat, driver
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger height-adjustable, includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Door locks, child security, rear, electrical
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Horn, dual-note
  • Automatic Park Assist, parallel and perpendicular; also includes Ultrasonic Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera (Upgradeable to (UVH) Surround Vision when (KSG) Driver Confidence Package is ordered.) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (4)

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Structure Jun 29, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 29, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V412000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement headliner as part of a repair. These service parts might not have had impact energy-absorbing foam blocks attached. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 201, "Occupant protection in interior impact."
Consequence:
If the service parts do not have energy-absorbing foam blocks, there may be an increased risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headliner assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 17275.
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Equipment Jul 7, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 7, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V516000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles manufactured February 4, 2016, to April 25, 2016. The Tire and Loading Information label may display the incorrect maximum weight information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
Consequence:
Incorrect weight information may cause an owner to overload the vehicle. Overloading may reduce vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will install a corrected label as necessary, free of charge. The began on August 22, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 56340.
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Seats, Equipment Jun 27, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 27, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V404000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Buick Envision vehicles. An accessory NSV Universal Tablet Holder may have been installed incorrectly onto the front seat head restraints, preventing the head restraint posts from fully engaging in the seat back. If so, the head restraints would fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints."
Consequence:
If the head restraint posts are not fully engaging in the seat back, the head restraint may loosen or dislodge, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the head restraints and tablet holders for the correct installation, reinstalling them as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 17239/17258.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Dec 21, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 21, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V922000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2016 Buick Envision vehicles manufactured January 19, 2016, to March 18, 2016. The the master cylinder brake lines may crack and leak brake fluid.
Consequence:
If there is a loss of brake fluid, braking performance may be reduced or lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the master cylinder brake lines, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 16169.

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