Buick’s lineup of 4 SUVs is selling especially well and it’s the hottest GM brand at the moment. Bigger than the Encore and smaller than the Enclave this is a compact-sized 2-row SUV that now looks much more attractive and car-like. It’s priced from the mid $30ks and now comes in Buick’s highest Avenir trim and available in front-drive model or all-wheel drive as an option. There’s lots of cool stuff in here like a head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, an air quality sensor, a really nice sounding Bose 9-speaker audio system, wireless phone projection with a conveniently placed wireless charger, remote start, a rear camera mirror, auto high beams, adaptive cruise, the vibrating safety alert driver’s seat, a pano roof and top notch, intuitive infotainment with some cool apps and easy to use voice controls. So people who love stuff more than they love driving will be giddy with the Avenir. This new Envision is pretty good, but would I rather have a Venza?

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2017 BUICK ENVISION VIDEO REVIEW BY AUTIO CRITIC STEVE HAMMES So let’s say you’re an automaker, and you’ve only got 2 crossovers in your lineup during a time when they’re hotter than ever. Well to solve that dilemma you scour…

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2016 Buick Envision FIRST LOOK

2016 Buick Envision FIRST LOOK by Auto Critic Steve Hammes In case you haven’t heard, SUVs are hot again and automakers can’t get enough of them into their product portfolio. Enter the new 2016 Buick Envision.  Situated between the subcompact…

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