2021 Buick Envision vs. Its Competition

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The refreshed 2021 Buick Envision is part of a crowded class of premium compact crossovers.

The Cadillac XT4 is a missed opportunity; it’s an all-around solid pick but doesn’t come standard with the same safety features as the competition.

The Lexus NX has an edgy if not garish design with a fuel-sipping hybrid, but the interior controls can be frustrating and it doesn’t have the quiet ride that defines the Lexus brand.

Acura has made strides with the RDX, and hits every note except for a needlessly complex dual touchpad that controls infotainment.

Successor to the Lincoln MKC, the Lincoln Corsair is posh, quiet, and calm, but it gets expensive.

The stylish Volvo XC60 has a handsome profile and light-footed performance—and it can be had as a plug-in hybrid.

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package2021 Buick Envision
2021 Acura RDX2021 Acura RDX
2021 Cadillac CT42021 Cadillac CT4
2021 Lexus NX (NX300h Hybrid)2021 Lexus NX
2021 Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring2021 Lincoln Corsair
2021 Volvo XC602021 Volvo XC60
Quick Specs
The 2021 Buick Envision pulls up to luxury rivals with a suave new shape and energetic performance.
The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage.
The 2021 Lincoln Corsair builds its brand on serenity and luxury.
The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
FWD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDCompact CarsSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door PreferredFWD4-Door Sedan LuxuryNX 300 FWDStandard FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySedanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Acura RDX2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Cadillac CT42021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Lexus NX2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Lincoln Corsair2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Volvo XC60