Buick has listened to current Envision owner feedback and they’ve made a series of improvements based on that for the 2019 model year. The interior remains unchanged, but its exterior has been marginally redesigned and the powertrain upgraded.
Looking at the front, you’ll notice a new set of standard HID headlights on either side of the update grille that now features Buick’s more common winged design instead of a "waterfall" type unit. Moving along the side to the rear, Buick has added a new set of trim specific 19-inch alloy wheels and its taillights are slightly larger than before.
Most exciting of all is the 2.5L 4-cylinder turbo that has been tuned to produce more torque, upping the final output to 252 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Still fitted to Envision Premium and Premium II trim levels only, the unit is now paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission instead of a 6-speed and it comes exclusively in all-wheel drive.
Those opting for the Base, Essence, and Preferred trim levels will find a 2.5-liter, naturally aspirated inline-4 under the bonnet. Delivering 197 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque, power is sent to either the front or all four wheels via a 6-speed automatic.
Once again, nothing has been changed on the inside though MotorAuthority notes that the heated seats should warm up faster than before.
When the 2019 models go on sale, buyers can expect see a price drop of around $2,000 for the base model, which brings it down to roughly $34,000. The Turbo models will see a drop of $1,500.