The Buick Envision is a compact crossover SUV that first hit the North American market in 2016 but has since underperformed on the mainstream auto market. For the 2021 model year, the Buick Envision underwent a complete redesign that is expected to revitalize its sales and help this compact crossover SUV finally make its mark in the auto industry. 

Not every detail about the 2021 Buick Envision has been revealed. Buick chose to only partially unveil their redesigned Envision model in order to give eager fans a taste of what’s in store for the innovative second-generation 2021 Envision SUV. Here are 5 of the most notable features of the 2021 Buick Envision based on this compact crossover SUV’s initial unveiling in May of 2020. 

  1. More Upscale Look and Feel 

Buick has always marketed the Envision as a premium SUV, but that claim always felt a little false prior to the Envision’s redesign for the 2021 model year.

side view of 2021 Buick Envision

side view of 2021 Buick Envision

The 2021 Buick Envision features lower and wider proportions than it did in previous model years, which gives this compact crossover SUV a more striking and upscale exterior appearance. The 2021 Envision’s interior is just as striking as its exterior with a luxurious look and feels reminiscent of classic sports cars with a modern twist. 

  1. Same Reliable Engine Option 

If it isn’t broken, there’s no reason to fix it. That seems to be the philosophy that Buick has relied upon for the powertrain of the redesigned Envision. Despite undergoing almost a complete overhaul, the new Buick Envision will hit the market with the same reliable engine option. 

The 2021 Envision features a 2.0-L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Envision’s identical engine delivered 252 horsepower, and these stats are expected to be similar for the 2021 model but have not been confirmed officially. 

  1. Driver Assistance Comes Standard 

A variety of advanced safety and driver assistance features come as standard features for all trim levels of the 2021 Buick Envision. 

Electronic driver assistance features that come standard for the 2021 Envision include but are not limited to automatic emergency braking, rear parking assistance, and front collision warning with pedestrian detection. A side-view camera is an available add-on option for the all-new Envision. 

An innovative head-up display is also available for the 2021 Buick Envision, although the exact details of this head-up display remain uncertain. 

  1. Available Semi-Autonomous Parking Assist 

The potential for and advancement toward self-driving cars is currently one of the biggest trends in the auto industry. While genuine self-driving cars are not yet a reality on the mainstream auto market, many new cars are equipped with advanced semi-autonomous features that let the car do more of the work than the driver in certain circumstances. 

The Envision is equipped with semi-autonomous parking to assist feature that helps drivers park their car without stress or struggle. This exciting feature utilizes advanced technology to allow the Envision SUV to safely navigate itself in certain situations without much intervention from the driver. 

  1. Impressive Multimedia System 

Every top-quality new car that hits the modern auto market needs to have an impressive multimedia system, and the 2021 Buick Envision does not disappoint in this area. 

All 2021 Buick Envision models come equipped with a state-of-the-art infotainment system that features a built-in 10-inch display screen with Google Alexa integration as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. 

There is a lot that remains unknown about the new model Buick Envision. However, Buick’s partial unveiling of their all-new, redesigned second-generation Envision for the 2021 model year was enough to get more drivers excited about the prospect of an updated, upgraded Envision SUV that might finally be able to hold its own on the modern mainstream auto market.