2024 Buick Envista Crossover Coupe Will Start under ,000

2024 Buick Envista Crossover Coupe Will Start under $24,000

The much-anticipated 2024 Buick Envista has recently been unveiled, boasting impressive size and undercutting its Encore GX counterpart by $3400. The front-wheel-drive-only crossover coupe is propelled by a 136-hp 1.2-liter turbo three-cylinder engine, which may not be particularly spirited, yet its actual forte could be its cost-effectiveness. The top-tier Avenir variation begins at less than $30,000, while the base model offers a very pocket-friendly price point of $23,495.

The sheet metal design of the 2024 Buick Envista is as chic and exquisitely tailored as the haute couture in Stanley Tucci’s wardrobe. Its affordable starting price of $23,495 is surprisingly juxtaposed with its high-end appearance. Moreover, it is quite spacious, with a 106.3-inch wheelbase and an overall length of 182.6 inches, providing an additional 4.1 inches of space between its wheel centers and an 11.2-inch-longer shadow compared to the Encore GX, which is pricier by $3400 and has a squarer profile.

Despite its grander spatial footprint, the fastback Envista’s cargo hold is comparably less capacious than that of its nimbler and more orthogonal sibling. At a mere 20.7 cubic feet with all seats in situ, and 42.0 cubes with the 40/60-split rear seatbacks collapsed, the Envista’s cargo expanse falls shy of the Encore GX’s by 2.8 and 8.2 cubic feet, respectively.

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The might of the turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine powering the Envista is harnessed by a six-speed automatic transmission, channeling 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. Aspiring for an all-wheel drive? Cast your eyes toward the Encore GX.

Considering the acceleration, the 155-hp all-wheel-drive Encore GX is equipped with a nine-speed gearbox clocked in at 9.3 seconds to reach 60 mph. Presumably, the less brawny Envista, with its dearth of gear ratios, will require a more extended duration to attain the same feat, even sans the extra burden of all-wheel drive.

Buick will furnish its Envista with three distinct trims upon commencing sales of the diminutive SUV this summer: the basic Preferred, the intermediate Sport Touring, and the superlative Avenir. The latter variant will bear a price tag of $29,695 and will boast a Watt’s-link rear suspension in lieu of the inferior torsion beam employed in lower-tier Envistas, in addition to 19-inch wheels. Electing to equip the $25,195 Envista Sport Touring with the Avenir’s elevated rear end necessitates the inclusion of 19-inch wheels. The Sport Touring comes standard with a set of 18-inch wheels and tires, while the base Preferred trim is outfitted with 17-inch wheels.

Each Envista comes furnished with an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster, an 11.0-inch infotainment screen, automated high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.

Although the 2024 Buick Envista may not satiate our hunger for dynamic performance, it is undeniable that this pint-sized SUV’s enticing attributes and reasonable price point will surely stimulate the curiosity of contemporary automotive consumers.