The Buick Envision is a relatively new name in Buick’s lineup after being introduced to the brand for the 2016 model year. At that time, the Envision was available only in two (well-appointed) trim levels at a higher price point. Now, however, it seems the 2017 Envision updates include a broader range of trim levels, with the base model coming in at a much lower sticker price; there’s also a new engine option in the mix.
For 2016, only the Premium I and Premium II trims were offered to the public. For 2017, the Envision crossover features five models in its lineup. Base, Preferred, and Essence are the newest additions, slotting underneath the Premium trim levels to offer customers more affordable options. These three lower trim levels also come with a different option, a less powerful 2.5-liter four-cylinder that comes standard on all but the Premium I and II models.
Other 2017 Envision updates include a new Teen Driver monitoring feature that allows parents to keep an eye on their teenaged driver from afar and utilize parental controls, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other than that, however, customers will be attracted to the 2017 Envision’s new, lower sticker price and more plentiful options.