2016 Envision Owner Reviews (2)
Quiet, smooth, and Active Twin Clutch AWD with torque vectoring
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An impressively smooth ride that puts the dogs to sleep as soon as they lay down. Ours is a 2016 Envision with 2.0T and have seen a best 50 mile average of 35 mpg on premium or 33 mpg on 87 octane. I have seen 277 lb-ft of torque on 87 octane at 5,000 rpms and enough power to pass at will. Handling with the torque vectoring rear differential and hyoerstrut setup in the front make for the quick emergency lane change test off 55.5 mph in Consumer Reports testing and it shows. We picked up ours with 3,500 miles with a MSRP of $49,320 for $35,000! Nothing can match the refinement and power along with subtle looks to scoot through traffic. The tri-zone climate control, reclining and sliding rear seat is not found in many $30,000 subcompact suvs today that get over 30+ mpg on the highway.
Overpriced, technology that doesn't work, very low gas mileage, requires premium fuel ...! This SUV is priced approximately $10 K more than it's comparably equipped competitors. Uses "Start/Stop" technology which means the engine automatically shuts down when the vehicle comes to a stop. This is very annoying at the least; the air conditioner stops functioning properly (no cold air) when the engine shuts down - awful when it's 95 degrees outside; the transmission makes a loud clunking sound half the time and Buick can and/or will not do anything to "fix" or disable this feature. Gauges and information (Intellink) center are "virtual" - totally electronic. The displays for both gauges and info center auto dim to such a degree that they are un-readable; auto dimming doesn't work properly and often display levels never come back until the vehicle is turned off. Buick can't fix this and can't disable it! Buick customer serviced is out-sourced and agents are almost impossible to communicate with. I wasted 30 minutes on my last call and got no solution to the above noted problems. After six months my gas mileage is about 5 miles per gallon below the estimate (I am a conservative driver and don't drive in heavy city traffic). Buick recommends premium gas for the best gas mileage but I get the same with regular or premium; so, I use regular. My previous Buick was a Verano and I loved it; this Buick is a nightmare!