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2024 Buick Envista in Nanaimo, BC

2024 Buick Envista in Nanaimo, BC

2024 Buick Envista in Nanaimo, BC

Coupe-like SUVs are very popular, and Buick has climbed onto the bandwagon with the all-new 2024 Buick Envista. This slickly styled SUV comes in three trims and will likely take this segment by storm.

This is the first year the Envista will be released, so it is all new for 2024.

2024 Envista Trims

For 2024, there will be three trim levels available for the Envista. 

You'll find the Preferred at the entry-level, starting at $29,823*. The Sport Touring represents the mid-range at $31.123*, and at the top of the range is the Avenir, with a starting price of $34,723*.

2024 Envista Specifications

The three Envista trims share many features.

Drivetrain

The Envista is only available in front-wheel-drive, and all come with the same 1.2L three-cylinder motor, making 136 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. All models drive the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

This tiny engine performs well when driving around town and moderately increases speed when passing on the highway. The Envista offers excellent road manners with precise handling and good brakes. The Avenir has Watts Link System rear suspension as a standard feature, and the Sport Touring has it as an optional feature. This type of suspension is a feature of the rear axle that limits the vehicle's side-to-side motion, improving the ride and handling.

The fuel tank on the Envista holds 50 litres. Buick has stated that the fuel consumption estimated figures for the Envista are 8.4 L/100km around town and 7.4 L/100km on the highway.

Exterior

 

The Envista is an elegant car with a nicely proportioned look. It has a long bonnet and a short overhang at the back, giving it a balanced but sporty image. The sharply sloping rear window will reduce visibility and steal a little headroom from the rear seat passengers. The Preferred and Sport Touring sit on 18-inch wheels, while 19-inch wheels are optional on the Sport Touring, but standard on the Avenir.

 

There is an excellent range of colours for the exterior, including white, black, grey, red, and blue options.
The rear lights on the Envista are different. There are horizontally placed taillights situated in line with the bottom of the rear windscreen. The turn signals and brake lights are located lower down. We are all used to seeing brake lights and turn signals higher up on the body, at eye level, so having them low down will mean many people may miss them. There is, however, a high-level brake light on the roof line.

 

The Sport Touring trim gets the Experience Buick Pack as standard. This includes a powered moon roof and 19-inch painted aluminium wheels.

 

Exterior

Interior

Interior

 

The cabin of the Envista is comfortable, and the design makes it look luxurious. There’s decent legroom both in the front and at the rear, but as we've already said, the rear headroom is somewhat compromised by the slope of the rear windscreen.

 

The rear seats in the Envista are split 60/40. With the seats upright, the Ennvista has 586 litres of cargo space, which rises to 1,189 litres with the seats folded.

 

The Preferred trim comes with cloth seats that have a leatherette trim. The Sport Touring sports ebony leatherette seats with Santorini Blue stitching, while the Avenir has ebony perforated leather-appointed seats with Terracotta stitching or Pebble Gray seats with Whisper Beige stitching. Both the driver and passenger seats are heated, as is the steering wheel. The driver's seat is power adjusted.

 

There is single-zone climate control, which adjusts the temperature for the whole cabin.

Technology and Driver Aids

The 8-inch full-colour Driver Information Centre, housing all the driver's information, is standard across the range. 

The 19-inch tablet-style infotainment screen is not a seamless wide-screen format, but two displays with a blacked-out centre line. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, as is Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot option for all trims.

Wireless charging is available for smart devices, and USB ports provide additional charging points or connectivity.

Buick's Teen Driver package is standard across the range. This package comes into play if the key fob is designated as a teenage driver. This package includes buckle-to-drive, meaning the driver's seat belt must be buckled for the car to start, and the radio is muted until the front seat belts are buckled.

Tire Pressure Monitoring, rear park assist, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, keyless open and start, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beam assistance are provided across all trims.

The Avenir has a dedicated safety package with adaptive cruise control, rear park assistance, rain-sensing wipers, lane change assistance with side blind zone alerts, and heated and adjustable outside mirrors.

The Sport Touring also has rain-sensing wipers and a powered lift gate. 

Final Thoughts

Traditionally, Buick has been about smooth driving, composed performance, and a quiet cabin. The company has done an excellent job of bringing all these attributes together in this new member of their stable. Driving the 2024 Envista will not feel like you've settled for an entry model. It's impressive, and Laird Wheaton invites you to come in and drive this great compact SUV.

*All pricing is based on Ontario MSRP and does not include taxes and fees. Dealer pricing may differ. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.