2021 Buick Envision vs. Its Competition

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

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

The 2021 Lexus NX has an edgy if not garish design and a fuel-sipping hybrid option, but the interior controls can be frustrating and the ride tends to the loud side.

Successor to the Lincoln MKC, the 2021 Lincoln Corsair is posh, quiet, and calm, but it gets expensive.

The stylish 2021 Volvo XC60 has these qualities, and like the Corsair, it can be had as a plug-in hybrid.

Acura has made strides with the 2021 RDX, and hits every note except for a needlessly complex dual touchpad that controls infotainment.

The 2021 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.

2021 Buick Envision with Sport Touring package2021 Buick Envision
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Quick Specs
The redesigned 2021 Buick Envision comes with more standard features and a more stylish look.
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The 2021 Acura RDX satisfies sport-sedan drivers and crossover needers alike with strong performance and scads of space.
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The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is well-equipped and fun to drive, making it a good small sedan choice.
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The dramatic shape of the 2021 Lexus NX have stayed fresh—and so has its hybrid mileage.
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The 2021 Lincoln Corsair builds its brand on serenity and luxury.
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The 2021 Volvo XC60 drops the luxury-car attitude and delivers all the luxury-car feels.
MSRP From     
$31,800$38,400$33,395$37,610$36,105$41,700
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     
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbo 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
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
4N/A4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySedanSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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