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Auto review: Buick Envista is the best bang for the buck in 2024

Marc D. Grasso, Boston Herald on

Published in Automotive News

A luxury car base-priced under $25,000 is easily an anomaly. But when it comes to Buick and its newest release, the Envista, a new age is born. This vehicle is outstanding, boasting a new design, new vehicle release on the shared Chevrolet Trailblazer frame and a new logo. Excellent styling brings the 2024 Buick Envista to Grasso’s Garage wrapped in Moonstone Gray Metallic, with a black interior and Santorini Blue accents that showed out exceptionally.

The familiar 1.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the Envista, and does so very quietly and smoothly. Paired with the six-speed automatic transmission, this was a great combination with minimal road noise. The Envista's shape is similar to the Toyota Crown, and its expanded hatchback length and egg-shape style is really nice and new to this market of compact SUVs. The Envista's interior really stands out as well, especially its super-spacious front cabin seating.

The Envista comes in three different models in 2024. Our tester was the base Preferred model priced at $23,495. Moving upscale in price and amenities is the Sport Touring, with a $25,195 base price, and the Avenir coming in just under $30K. All have a front-wheel-drive powertrain and are ready to perform. The Envista boasts an 11-inch diagonal color HD touchscreen infotainment system, while options include moonroof and heated seats.

As Buick continues to develop and release new vehicles to the market fleet in 2024, they are off to an amazing start. The Buick Envista Sport Touring is a great SUV for many, especially given the modest sticker price. Our tester was very comfortable, spacious and certainly deserves to be a chart-topper in the compact SUV. Welcome back Buick, we are so glad you are here, and with the Envista, here to stay!

2024 Buick Envista Sport Touring


MSRP: $25,195 (with destination charge)

MPG: 28 city / 32 highway / 31.1 as tested

As Tested: $29,070

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