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2024 Buick Envision Arriving In Dealerships This Summer, Pricing Announced

  • The 2024 Buick Envision will start at $37,295 in the U.S. and at $45,670 in Canada, freight and delivery charges included.

  • New front-end styling, paint colors and wheel designs.

  • New 30-inch-wide screen inside, more standard features.

Back in June 2023, GM gave us a preview of the 2024 Buick Envision, which is receiving a mid-cycle update that rounds up front-end design changes, a heavily revised dashboard and equipment level reshuffling. The automaker promised to announce more details later in the year. Then, nothing. No update. Not a peep. Until now.

Side view of the 2024 Buick Envision.

Production of the Tri-Shield brand’s compact crossover was seemingly delayed for reasons unknown, but the important thing is that it’s now arriving in the United States and Canada. Albeit with a change or two compared to the original mid-2023 unveiling.

The 2024 Buick Envision will once again be available in three trim levels. The Preferred variant is back, and so is the range-topping Avenir. The mid-grade Essence is replaced by the Sport Touring, or ST, which was previously an option package on the Preferred and the Essence. As its name suggests, the ST is the sportiest trim level of the bunch, mostly in appearance.

Every Envision is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that develops 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, managed by a nine-speed automatic transmission. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard, while 20-inch alloys adorn the ST and Avenir. The latter is the only trim equipped with GM’s Continuous Damping Control suspension, which makes for cushier ride. All-wheel drive is standard in Canada as before, but it’s now included in every Envision unit headed to the U.S. now as well. The crossover’s twin-clutch system is a little more capable than GM’s “regular” AWD as it can shift power from one rear wheel to another when slippage occurs, instead of just sending available power equally to both rear wheels. That’s good.

The Envision gets a revised schnoz based on the brand’s recently adopted design language, drawing inspiration from the Buick Wildcat Concept that debuted in June 2022. The crossover bears a very strong family resemblance to the Buick Encore GX, also refreshed for the 2024 model year, and the all-new Buick Envista. The forthcoming next-generation, 2025 Buick Enclave should soon debut as well, boasting the same styling cues. There are new paint colors and wheel design choices as well.

The biggest change is found inside, where the dashboard now integrates a 30-inch-wide display panel housing the digital driver instrument cluster and the infotainment system touchscreen. We’re not talking about two separate screens, but one continuous display coast to coast. The center stack climate controls have been simplified, with some functions such as the heated/ventilated seats moved up onto the touchscreen. The center console’s row of gear selector buttons is gone, replaced by a steering wheel-mounted stalk. That frees up space for a new rotary volume dial and space to store a smartphone or other small objects. There’s also a new, more elegant steering wheel adorned with the brand’s new Tri-Shield logo.

The cloth and leatherette seat upholstery previously found in the Preferred trim has been replaced by leatherette. Meanwhile, the Sport Touring gets perforated leather with suede-like inserts and piping, while the Avenir’s perforated leather is replaced by quilted leather with piping. So we get nicer, more upscale furnishings across the board, in addition to the choice of five interior color schemes instead of two, although as before, two of those are available in each trim level.

2024 Buick Envision

However, while GM announced the availability of Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving in the refreshed 2024 Buick Envision, it won’t be offered for the time being.

On the other hand, previously optional features are now fitted as standard, such as adaptive cruise control and the surround camera system, while new gadgets are added, including enhanced automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicyclist detection, intersection automatic emergency braking, side bicyclist alert, rear pedestrian alert, reverse automatic braking, adaptive headlights, blind zone steering assist and more.

2024 Buick Envision

The driver’s seat gets standard power lumbar adjust, the previous base seven-speaker audio system is replaced with the Avenir’s Bose Premium nine-speaker kit, head-up display is also included on every trim level, and the power sunroof can now be optioned on the Preferred trim, unlike before. In Canada, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel are standard, while heated rear seats are included in ST and Avenir. A massaging driver’s seat remains included in the Avenir.

On sale this summer, and imported from China where the nameplate is built since it first appeared for the 2016 model year, the updated 2024 Buick Envision is priced from $37,295 to $48,395 in the U.S., which includes the $1,395 freight and delivery charges. In Canada, the Envision ranges from $45,670 to $53,770, which includes freight charges, A/C tax and dealer fees.

Trim LevelU.S. MSRPCanada MSRP
Sport Touring$39,795$47,870


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