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2021 Buick Envision vs. Its Competition

2021 Buick Envision
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

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

The 2020 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.

Successor to the Lincoln MKC, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is posh, quiet, and calm, but it gets expensive.

The stylish 2020 Volvo XC60 has these qualities, and like the Corsair, it can be had as a plug-in hybrid.

Acura has made strides with the 2020 RDX, and hits every note except for a needlessly complex dual touchpad that controls infotainment.

The 2020 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.

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Quick Specs
The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision comes with more standard features and a more stylish look.
6.7
The 2020 Acura RDX is a stylish, strong-performing crossover SUV worthy of a place on any shopping list.
6.0
The dramatic lines on the Lexus NX keep it a compelling rival to pint-size luxury SUVs from BMW and Mercedes, but it could be more spacious.
7.2
The 2020 Lincoln Corsair capitalizes on calm—and caps out near $60,000.
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The 2020 Volvo XC60 delivers all the feel and substance of a luxury car, without any ostentatious attitude.
MSRP From     
N/A$37,800$32,995$36,870$35,945$40,150
Gas Mileage     
21 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
Engine     
N/ATurbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDCompact CarsSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AFWD4-Door Sedan LuxuryNX 300 FWDStandard FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A55555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/ASport UtilitySedanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Acura RDX2021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Cadillac CT42021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Lexus NX2021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Lincoln Corsair2021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Volvo XC60