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The Envision has been a bright spot in Buick’s lineup in recent years. The 2023 Buick Envision is a compact luxury crossover SUV first produced for the Chinese market in 2014. Initially released for the US market in 2016, the Envision is a great luxury SUV that is nice enough for any driver, but affordable enough to be considered by even entry-level luxury vehicle buyers.

Are you considering putting a brand-new Buick Envision in your driveway? Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Buick Envision and how much you can expect to pay for a fully loaded model.

2023 Buick Envision – Preferred

A red 2023 Buick Envision driving down the highway in a city with buildings in the background.
2023 Buick Envision | Creative Commons

The base model of the Buick Envision for 2023 is the Preferred trim level. This base model Envision comes with a price tag of $34,795 MSRP, according to Buick. The standard engine for the Envision is a thrifty 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing around 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

This engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This 2023 Envision model is capable of getting around 23 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway in its front-wheel drive form, with Car and Driver reporting that any Envison can be purchased with all-wheel drive as an option.

The base model for the Envision also comes standard with a great list of features including an 8-inch infotainment screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, a 4G LTE hotspot, a noise cancellation system, automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, electronic traction control, and lane change alert with blinds spot warning.

When it comes to other features found in the Envision, drivers can expect comfortable cloth seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless start, cruise control, and 8-way power-adjustable front seats.

2023 Buick Envision – Avenir

The 2023 Buick Envision Avenir is the top trim level for the Envision lineup. Starting at $45,660 MSRP, the Avenir adds a great amount of luxury to the already impressive base model Envision. The word, “avenir” is French for “future”, and Buick hopes to give drivers a glimpse of the future with the Avenir’s list of features. The engine is the same as the base model, with the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine having enough torque to keep driving exciting and great fuel economy to keep the Avenir affordable to drive every day.

It comes standard with HD Surround Vision, giving you a digital overhead view of your vehicle for perfect parking, as well as a rear camera mirror with a washer. On the roof, the Avenir comes with a panoramic moonroof, as well as a heads-up display so drivers never have to take their eyes off the road. Cruise control has been beefed up to include adaptive technology, and wireless smartphone integration has been upgraded to include wireless charging as well. The infotainment screen on the inside has been upgraded to 10.2 inches, and the stock speaker system has been replaced with a 9-speaker Bose sound system.

Are there any special packages?

The Buick Envision does have a few special edition packages that add even more luxury features not found in the Avenir package. Some of these packages include available driver-seat massage controls, a highway safety kit, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather premium seat package.

If you are looking for a great, luxurious compact SUV, the Preferred trim of the Buick Envision may be perfect for you at its price point. If you don’t mind spending a little extra money to have a few features of the future, take a look at the Buick Avenir, you may be surprised just how well Buick’s vehicles fare at the top of their lineup.


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