Buick Unveils All-New ‘Envista’ NameplateApril 17, 2023
Buick has revealed an all-new nameplate: The Envista, a premium compact SUV fully embodying the brand’s latest design language.
The 2024 Envista is said to “rethink what a premium vehicle can be in a white space of the small SUV segment.” To that effect, the Envista embodies the brand’s modern design principles (first seen on the Wildcat EV concept) with a low-profile silhouette and chiseled lines.
One of the more important bits of the reveal is the price, as the Envista will start at $23,495 before destination. That’s for the entry-level Preferred trim, followed up by the mid-grade Sport Touring at $25,195 and the top-trim Avenir at $29,695. And while each of those trims will pack more amenities than the last, the Preferred still starts with a healthy amount of standard features. But more on that in a bit.
First, “under the hood” specs denote a turbocharged 1.2-liter inline-3 engine, standard across the board and paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Projected output is 136 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, sent to the front-wheel drive system. The Envista in all trims is manufacturer-estimated to achieve a 28 city, 32 highway and 30 combined mpg.
Dimensionally, this new name rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, with overall length stretching out to 182.6-inches. It’s also 71.5-inches wide and 61.2-inches tall. For comparison, the 2023 Buick Encore GX measures in at 171.4-inches long on a 102.2-inch wheelbase, while the 2023 Envision measures a tad closer with its 109.4-inch wheelbase and 182.5-inch overall length. Inside, the Envista is capable of 20.7 cu-ft of storage behind the second row rear seats; when folded, expect an even 42 cu-ft.
And that leads us to the cabin, where Buick claims the wheelbase and efficient layout equates to more speciousness and legroom. Playing into the premium themes is a 19-inches of combined screen real estate, spread between the 11-inch infotainment system and digital instrument panel. ST and Avenir trims get embroidered headrests, but all models are said to feature carefully selected design choices throughout.
A flat-bottomed steering wheel is standard across the board, as is the Buick Driver Confidence package. This suite encompasses six active safety and driver assistance technologies, like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, auto high-beams and more. More safety and convenience features will be available.
The 2024 Buick Envista is currently slated to begin production next month, available for consumers this summer.