Luxury Crossovers Compete: 2019 Buick Envision vs. 2019 Buick Enclave

By | August 24th, 2018

When you want a crossover that’s serious about providing comfort, convenience, and athleticism, Buick comes to mind. But which SUV is right for your family? The 2019 Buick Enclave and Envision offer helpful technology, classic Buick stylings, and plenty of room for your family and belongings.

Check out both crossover’s advantages to discover which is right for your family. Are two rows enough or are three rows more your style?

Exterior

After feedback from loyal Buick customers, the 2019 Enclave and Envision received a redesigned front end and grille that asserts the more athletic stance drivers are looking for. The front end has crisp horizontal lines that look balanced and increase the upscale feel of these vehicles. The sharper incline of the windshield and lower roof create a windswept look, and the resculpted taillights are more elegant and create a wider, lower stance from that angle.

The 2019 Enclave is significantly larger than the 2019 Envision but just how much? The Enclave’s wheelbase is 120.9 inches, and the Envision comes in at just 108.3 inches. The Enclave measures 204.3 inches long, 78.8 inches wide, and 69.9 inches tall, while the Envision is 183.7 inches long, 72.4 inches wide, and 66.8 inches tall.

2019 Buick Enclave Advantages

  • Longer wheelbase
  • Larger vehicle for more passengers and cargo

2019 Buick Envision Advantages

  • Smaller, more maneuverable vehicle
  • Sportier aesthetic

2019 Buick Enclave

 

Interior

You can really sense the differences between these two crossovers when you take a look in the cabin. Most notably, the Enclave seats up to seven passengers in its three rows, while the Envision can hold up to five in only two rows of seats. However, both offer available heated front- and second-row seats and flexible cargo space. The center stack features an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and available navigation on the higher trims.

There is comparable legroom in the first two rows of seats. The Envision offers 40.9 inches in the front and 37.5 inches in the second row, compared to the 41.2 inches in the front row of the Enclave, 38.9 inches in the second row and 33.5 inches in the third row.

With all seats upright the Envision offers 26.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity and fold the second row for up to 57.3 cubic feet. The Enclave starts with only 23.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, but that grows to 58 when you fold the third row, and 97.6 cubes when you fold both rear rows of seats.

2019 Buick Enclave Advantages

  • More cargo capacity overall with rear rows folded
  • Seating for up to seven for larger families or consummate carpoolers
  • High-end Avenir trim

2019 Buick Envision Advantages

  • More trim options to choose from

2019 Buick Envision

 

Performance

To match the bigger footprint, the 2019 Buick Enclave comes with a more substantial engine. Buick installed a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque in this crossover and paired it to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive Enclave delivers 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, while the all-wheel-drive model delivers 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

The smaller 2019 Buick Envision has two available powertrains. The base 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine produces 197 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel-drive Envision delivers 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, while the all-wheel-drive contributes to 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Or choose the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive for 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. With the turbocharged engine, you’ll enjoy 252 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Buick Enclave Advantages

  • Bigger, brawnier engine
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

2019 Buick Envision Advantages

  • Two engine options to choose from
  • Better fuel efficiency

2019 Buick Enclave

 

Features and Pricing

The 2019 Buick Enclave starts at the base Preferred trim at $40,995 with three additional trims, topping out at the Avenir. The base 2019 Buick Envision 1SV starts at $32,990 with four trims above it.

2019 Buick Enclave Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Preferred: From $40,995

  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Rear park assist
  • Remote start
  • QuietTuning technology

Essence: From $42,995

  • Leather-appointed first and second rows
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • In-vehicle ionizer

Premium: From $49,095

  • Bose 10-speaker system
  • Heated driver-side auto-dimming power mirrors
  • Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column
  • Automatic heated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Forward collision alert

Avenir: From $54,495

  • Exclusive grille
  • Avenir badging and sill plates
  • Real mahogany wood steering wheel
  • Power moonroof with rear fixed skylight
  • Wireless charging station
  • Surround vision/rear camera mirror

2019 Buick Envision

 

2019 Buick Envision Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Envision 1SV: $32,990

  • Reclining/sliding second-row seats
  • Push-button start
  • QuietTuning technology

Preferred: From $34,495

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Rear park assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Smartphone connectivity

Essence: From $36,795

  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Leather-appointed seats
  • heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated rear outboard seats

Premium I: From $41,695

  • 2.0-liter turbocharged engine
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning
  • Bose premium seven-speaker system

Premium II: From $44,595

  • Automatic parking assist
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Head-up display
  • Built-in navigation

2019 Buick Enclave Premium

Who Should Buy the 2019 Buick Enclave?

Growing families with a taste for premium amenities and a need for extra space should look to the 2019 Buick Enclave. With three rows of flexible seating for up to seven, you can adjust the space to fit your passenger and cargo needs. The available Avenir trim offers exclusive luxuries that increase your comfort and convenience on the road.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Buick Envision?

Young couples who enjoy road-tripping should check out the 2019 Buick Envision. Get ample cargo space with plush amenities to help you enjoy the journey. The two powertrain options offer you added power and the luxurious amenities allow you to travel in style.

 

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