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$31,995
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2020 Buick Envision Interior Review

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Interior: 7.0

The 2020 Buick Envision has some upscale materials, but its cabin doesn’t reach the luxuriousness of some rivals. The seats are comfortable, and the infotainment system is user-friendly.

  • "Styling appears to be a total afterthought, both inside and out. And the amount and quality of the interior plastics just don't cut it when you're going up against brands such as Audi and Lexus." -- Edmunds
  • Materials are solid and the faux-wood trim makes a strong statement without cheapening the design. My only gripe with the layout is use of soft-touch HVAC controls, which don't give any feedback via feel or sound. It also has an odd gauge-like clock that feels out of place in the top right of the center stack." -- Automobile Magazine (2019)
  • The Envision's interior ratchets the excitement up a notch. Cabin materials are easy on both the eyes and the fingertips, although the feel isn't quite up to German spec (then again, neither is the price, so that's hardly a sin)." -- CNET (2017)

Seating

The Envision seats up to five people. Cloth upholstery and heated eight-way power-adjustable front seats are standard. Leather upholstery is available, as are ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The front seats are comfortable and spacious. The rear seats have plenty of room too, though taller riders might feel a bit cramped.

For securing child safety seats, the Envision has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats and an upper tether on the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the system the second-lowest rating of Marginal for ease of use. The tether anchors are easy to find, but they can be confused for other hardware, and the lower anchors are set too deep in the seats.

  • "On the car seat front, the easy-access anchors and incredible rear legroom make this an easy SUV to live with." -- Edmunds
  • "The Envision is known for its roomy rear seat thanks to the long 108.3-inch wheelbase. And that helps the Buick carve out more rear-seat legroom and cargo space than its close competitor, the Lincoln MKC. My 6-foot frame had plenty of room to cross my legs and get comfy in the reclining back seat. Plus, there's enough room that parents should find an easy time fitting rear-facing child seats without crowding front seat passengers." -- Autoweek (2019)
  • Space up front is ample, and the story is the same in the second row -- for occupants at or under the 6-foot mark, at least. Anyone taller than 6-foot dead will find rear headroom to be slightly lacking." -- CNET (2017)

Interior Features

This Buick has a generous list of standard features, including the IntelliLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, four USB ports, Bluetooth, Siri Eyes Free, a six-speaker stereo, and satellite radio. It also comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.

Available upgrades include tri-zone automatic climate control, navigation, wireless device charging, and a seven-speaker Bose stereo. Several driver aids are available too, such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, a 360-degree parking camera, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, front parking sensors, parallel park assist, adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display.

The IntelliLink infotainment system is easy to use, with intuitive menu layouts and plenty of physical controls for some functions.

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  • "Tech-wise, Buick offers a suite of class-leading connectivity options." -- Autoblog (2019)
  • "Buick's GM-based infotainment system is easy to use. The inclusion of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto makes operation even easier." -- Edmunds (2018)
  • "Nestled in their standard heated seats, the driver and front passenger will enjoy easy-to-see-and-use controls and buttons for the climate and audio systems, mainly because they're actual buttons and knobs, and not the finicky touch-based systems employed by others, including some GM brands." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Cargo

The Envision has 26.9 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 57.3 cubic feet with them folded. That maximum cargo capacity is typical for the luxury compact SUV class. A hands-free liftgate comes standard.

  • The Envision has a slightly small but very usable cargo area (26.9 cubic feet), and while the vehicle has a lot of little cubbies they're all quite shallow and good for very small items." -- Edmunds
  • The nicely finished cargo hold has a reasonably low liftover height as well as handles to drop the rear seatbacks should you need to accommodate more than 27 cubic feet of chattels. That cargo figure places it just ahead of the MKC … but behind the Q5 and the XC60." -- Car and Driver (2017)
  • The 60/40-split rear bench seat folds almost flat to allow for a large cargo area. That rear bench also slides fore and aft if you'd rather trade legroom for cargo room, or want a shorter reach from the front seat to a child in a car seat." -- Cars.com (2016)
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