Official pricing added August 18, 2017.
After gaining several entry-level trims last year, we expect the 2018 Buick Envision to hit showrooms without any notable changes.
Being a carryover, we anticipate no changes to the exterior appearance of the 2018 Envision. It’ll carry on with the same distinctively Buick appearance that includes the signature waterfall grille and rounded corners. Inside, the Envision will also continue unchanged. Its lack of change isn’t a bad thing, though, as critics are impressed by the current model’s modern appearance, well-placed controls, and better-than-expected materials.
With its interior and exterior looks remaining the same, we also expect no changes to the Envision’s standard features. Look for its standard features to include 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, LED running lights, a power liftgate with hands-free operation, roof rails, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, parking sensors, cruise, active noise control, dual-zone climate control, a universal garage door opener, a six-speaker audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen, and more. Buyers looking for more upscale features can go with the Premium or Premium II trims.
We also expect the powertrain options to remain the same, so look for a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 197 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can get the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and they both have optional all-wheel drive.
Safety is not an issue in the current Envision, as the IIHS rates it as a Top Safety Pick Plus -- its highest rating. To get this level of safety, though, buyers will have to opt for the Premium II trim and the optional Confidence Package, which includes the required automatic emergency braking. These ratings should carry into 2018 without any changes.
Expect a full review closer to launch.
Pricing & Release Date
Based on production estimates, we’re expecting a fall arrival for the 2018 Envision.
Official pricing will range from $34,990 including destination for the base model to $45,935 for the range-topping Envision Premium II with all-wheel drive.
This pricing puts the vehicle well below the redesigned 2018 Enclave, which has been priced from $40,970 at the entry-level to $54,390 for the all-new Avenir model.
Pictured: 2017 Envision