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2023 Buick Envision Buyer’s Guide for Families

The challenges of being a family-oriented consumer can appear to be never-ending. From minding the home to ensuring that bills are properly paid on time and that the little ones get to school, it tends to add up rather quickly. Among the concerns that we neglected to mention is the need to acquire adequate transportation to embark on all the family road trips, get to and from school and soccer practice, and go on all those necessary errands that come with being the head of a household.

Does such a vehicle actually exist? Is there one that manages to check all of the boxes and provide comfort, performance, plenty of room, and be cost-effective in terms of price? The answer is yes, yes there is. The 2023 Buick Envision manages to combine the sophisticated attributes of a luxury sedan while still being affordable and providing all the storage space that’s necessary for today’s modern family. If you find yourself in the market for an SUV, then look no further than the newest edition of Buick’s compact SUV.

Exceptional Quality at a Lower Price

No one, and we absolutely mean no one, wants an uncomfortable commute. The prevailing wisdom that accompanied shopping for a vehicle has usually been “you get what you pay for.” Like many items that are associated with the sophisticated and the upscale, luxury vehicles are usually thought to have a considerable price tag attached to them. If this is the rule, then the 2023 Buick Envision tosses it aside in order to provide for the consumer with an average income. This isn’t a matter of being less expensive but one of being ultra-competitive when it comes to cost.

When it comes to luxury, most people think of brands from across the Atlantic, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 2023 BMW X4 begins at $51,800, whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 starts at a slightly lower price of $37,500. Even the Infiniti QX60, considered one of the more inexpensive luxury SUVs, possesses a starting MSRP of $49,200. These prices constitute the average, and while many of them are certainly appealing to our sensibilities and aesthetics, they’re just a little too much. The 2023 Buick Envision, on the other hand, begins at $33,400. Providing luxury at a low price is the perfect way for the average family to get their own slice of sophistication.

What’s more, you won’t miss out on top-tier performance. All levels of trim are given a single powertrain that delivers in all of the right places. As we’re far removed from the days of large and cumbersome engines, the Envision possesses a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. 228 horsepower and the ability to generate 258 lb-ft of torque will allow you to be comfortable and feel the rush of adrenaline all at once. A smooth ride is also ensured courtesy of a nine-speed automatic transmission. Conservative fuel consumption accentuates the Envision’s low starting MSRP, with 24 MPG in the city and 31 MPG when you have front-wheel drive. Cost-effective performance never sounded better.

The white interior of a 2023 Buick Envision Avenir is shown from the driver's seat.

Technology That’s First-Rate & Family Friendly

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a few moments. The family road trip might be a rite of passage for the American family, but they also come with difficulties from the passengers of the younger and shorter variety. Long trips mean long periods of inactivity and a lack of stimulation. Well, at least that used to be the case. The 2023 Buick Envision comes with technology that entertains and protects, making any journey a safe and enjoyable one.

This begins with the infotainment screen, the Envision comes standard with an eight-inch centerpiece, but upper trim levels have one that stretches to 10.2 inches. Placed at the same level as the steering wheel, you’ll have no trouble at all when it comes to accessing the apps and features that make family time fun. Similar to many of its contemporaries, you’ll have compatibility with both Android and Apple services. However, unlike many other SUVs in this price range, you also get the benefit of having an available Alexa option. No matter what form of entertainment you and your family gravitate towards, you’ll have no trouble accessing it.

In an age where there’s literally an app for everything, you’ll be able to have access to all of the ones that you and your family utilize to stay entertained throughout any commute, no matter how long the distance. Available navigation services mean that you’ll get to your grandmother’s house just in time for her gingerbread cookies. And don’t worry about the big bad wolf (other cars); the available forward collision alert monitors traffic patterns to allow you the necessary reaction time, should the situation warrant it. Automatic emergency braking that’s capable at speeds up to 50 mph is ideal for the city-dwelling family and can help you maintain peace of mind during your travels.

Interior & Comfort

Of course, the advantage of owning an SUV is the amount of storage space and room that drivers and passengers can both take advantage of. The advantage of a luxury SUV is having all the space for cargo and passengers but being in the lap of comfort and sophistication simultaneously. The Envision‘s interior maintains a quiet presence within, even when the distraction of the outside world comes knocking. This model also has up to 52.5 cu.ft. of cargo space if you aren’t bringing along passengers or 25.2 cu.ft. in the truck with passengers in the back. Plenty of room to fit your shopping bags after a day of fun.

Your passengers will love the extra room that they’re given, and you’ll love the unique design of the driver’s area. By positioning the infotainment screen at a slight inward angle, you’ll be able to access all the features and controls while keeping your eyes on the road. With the interior staying quiet, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the cabin’s design thanks to an available nine-speaker Bose premium audio system.

Of course, the Envision isn’t just a smorgasbord of luxury items meant to tickle one’s fancy and pamper the average consumer. You’ll still have all of the advantages and versatilities that have made the SUV such a popular choice for today’s modern family. Heated and ventilated front seats will allow you to maintain the perfect temperature despite the weather, and the panoramic moonroof brings fresh air and sunshine into the cabin.

A blue 2023 Buick Envision Avenir is shown from the rear at an angle.

The 2023 Buick Envision: Family-Friendly Luxury

The 2023 Buick Envision is a unique chapter in the history of family-friendly vehicles. While there are a variety of options available for many consumers, Buick is the one option that makes sophistication, comfort, and all the technological features available for an affordable price. With its focus on providing family-friendly features that provide both entertainment and oversight on safety, it’s the perfect hat trick.

In the past, consumers had to choose between practicality and luxury when choosing a family vehicle. You could get a vehicle with enough space to handle everyone and their belongings, or you could go with a comfortable vehicle full of technology. Buick shows that you no longer have to make that choice with vehicles like the 2023 Buick Envision.