In a time where the average new vehicle price has crest $48,000, it’s rather refreshing to see GM bring things back to a civil level but not compromise much on style and the highlights that matter to buyers who seek value. That value looks to be found in the all-new 2024 Buick Envista, a compact crossover that sports the “Coupe” designation from its sloping rear even though it is clearly a 4-door crossover.
The new Buick Envista Crossover Coupe expands upon the Buick lineup and puts its sleek styling efforts at the forefront. Already introduced for the China market last year, the new Buick Envista is ready for its primetime in the USA where its most attractive part is its starting price at just $23,495. At such a price level the Buick Envista will surely be on the radar screen as relief for those who want to catch a break in paying so much for a new vehicle, especially one that sports unique, attractive styling among a bevy of desirable features.
As a front-wheel-drive platform, the Buick Envista doesn’t do much to push the performance needle but at such a price those buyers will hopefully be appeased with its 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that outputs 136 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. While those numbers don’t seem very impressive, it’s the collective of the parts of the Buick Envista that GM is hoping will win over buyers. Of those parts, you’ll get an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, an 11-inch infotainment touchscreen, and a standard Buick Driver Confidence package that includes the expected active safety features of Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist w/Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam automatic headlights. Made available as options will be adaptive cruise control, blind zone alert, lane change alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The new Envista is said to get 30 mpg combined.
The Buick Envista, only available in a front-wheel-drive setup, should handle well and inspire some sportiness for its suspension system setup from a Watts Link rear suspension. There will be an ST mid-level trim as well as a range topping Avenir trim, which will start at $25,195 and $29,695, respectfully.
The 2024 Buick Envista will hit US dealerships this summer and be built in South Korea.