After the last year’s redesign, the 2022 Buick Envision continues in the same way, featuring the same design characteristics that were introduced last year. The updates are minimal, which is typical for a second production year. There is a new color option called Sapphire Metallic, while the Sport Touring package has been updated with new alloy pedals, new stitching and similar things. Other than that, there are no notable changes.
All in all, you may count on a compact crossover that slots between mainstream and premium segments. It offers a nicely designed cabin, along with pretty spacious and comfortable seats. We also like the engine, which is peppy and efficient at the same time. On the other hand, the biggest complaints go to the small cargo area and not-so inspiring driving experience.
As there are no significant changes to come for the next year, we expect that the 2022 Buick Envision will hit the market in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Buick Envision Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2022 Buick Envision will represent the second production year of the current generation, so it makes sense that there are no bigger changes to come. Practically, the biggest novelty will be a new color option, called Sapphire Metallic. Other than that, things will remain the same.
This means you may count on the same aesthetics, which are based on the brand’s latest design language, which makes it look quite appealing. This Envision is aggressive and elegant at the same time, and we like that.
Mechanically, things are pretty familiar. This model rides on a well-known E2 platform, the same one that underpins models like Chevy Equinox. The ride quality is pretty balanced, though more ambitious drivers should probably look for something more engaging. The comfort is at more than a decent level.
Bigger interior changes won’t come, which means that you may count on a cabin that has a lot of good things to offer. The dashboard looks really nice and the materials and overall quality are definitely step up over the mainstream competition. However, things are still on a bit lower level compared to premium players in the segment, such as Acura RDX or Audi Q5.
On the other side, we definitely like the amount of passenger space. With 109.4 inches in wheelbase, it’s obvious that there is more than enough space for adult passengers in both rows. Furthermore, the front seats are massive and supportive. The driving position is also quite decent and ensures good visibility in all directions.
The cargo area isn’t that impressive. You may count on about 25.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 52.7 cubic feet of the total volume. That’s less compared to most classmates, especially if we compare Envision with similarly-sized mainstream models.
The 2022 Buick Envision will continue with a familiar list of standard and available equipment as the current 2021 model. So, base versions will come equipped with goodies like keyless entry, push-button start, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, Wi-Fi hot spot etc. In higher trim levels, you can also get upgrades like dual-zone climate control, remote start, a 10.2-inch touch screen, navigation, HD Radio, seven- and nine-speaker stereos, and a smartphone charging pad.
When it comes to safety features, all versions will come standard with goodies like rearview camera, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic high beams. Additionally, you can get adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, head-up display etc.
2022 Buick Envision Engine
The 2022 Buick Envision will continue with just one engine on the offer. We are talking about a 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That seems more than enough to provide a convenient ride. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which also does a pretty fine job.
Besides solid driving dynamics, the engine also offers a high level of efficiency. You may count on about 24 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for the segment. On the other hand, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier and return around 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.
2022 Buick Envision Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2022 Buick Envision will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models should go around 32.500 dollars, while the most expensive variants can get pretty close to $45.000.