The 2021 Buick Envision five-seat crossover SUV is updated with a stylish new exterior, more standard safety features, and the brand’s top Avenir trim for the first time. It is smaller than the Buick Enclave and bigger than the Buick Encore GX. The Envision competes against the Lincoln Corsair, Cadillac XT4, Lexus NX, Acura RDX, and Volvo XC60.
Imported from China, the Envision that was launched in America for 2016 came in base, Preferred, Essence, Premium I, and Premium II trims. The addition of the top Avenir trim to the 2021 model should knock off one of those Premium trim levels.
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The redesigned Envision looks more like a Volvo with its long wheelbase and stately lines. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Envision has a more sculpted face and body sides. Its grille is stretched horizontally across the front, with…