After very little news since the 2021 Buick Envision made its debut in May 2020, the redesigned compact crossover is now reaching dealer lots in the United States. The 2021 Buick Envision, starting at $32,995, underwent a complete redesign for this model year, including a much more upscale appearance inside and out and a new powertrain. The Envision is intended to compete against the Acura RDX, the Infiniti QX50, and the Lincoln Corsair, all of which have posh intentions and all of which start over $35,000.
The new Envision, which is built in China, is a front-wheel-drive crossover, with AWD optional. It's powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four with 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, teamed with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The new engine is less powerful than the optional 2.0-liter inline-four from the 2020 model, which made 252 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, but beats the 193-hp 2.5-liter inline-four that was the 2020 base engine.