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Hi all! Thinking about getting the Envision soon. Currently have a GMC Terrain right now and looking to replace it soon. My folks currently do have an 2016 Enclave right now and just got that car over the summer. However I saw the Envision while getting their Enclave and the Envision pretty much blew me away. But just not sure which one to get though. Or if I can see a show of hands if there are Envision owners that used to have a Terrain and see which trim did you ended up getting? Thanks.
 

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Wow, can't recall when last I heard of someone driving a Terrain. How long have you owned it for?

Where are you located? Being this time of the year there should be some major industry show coming up where you can see these in person, if not start calling around to your local dealers.
 

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I actually see a few GMC Terrains driving around but knew nobody that owned one. Have you test drove any Envision yet ?
 

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As of yet no. Most dealership around me only have the Essence and for me to go see the premium model I have drive 40+miles away. I have a 2012 Terrain with the 3.0 V6 though. So I'd figure to go for the Turbo 4 as the 2.5 is the same engine as my other daily driver the Malibu and its adequate for that car. But I'd figure the added weight would be pretty sluggish. I'm located in Southern New Mexico though.
 

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Ah okay that makes sense. Couple months left and you'll be ready. Planning on doing a trade-in or just adding to the stable? Or private sale?
 

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Hopefully they give you good money on your trade in but of course that will depend on how much that matters to you. Some people just want the quickest most effortless way to get rid of an old vehicle.

Keep us posted on what they give you on the trade in.
 

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Also interested as well. It also helps to see how much your vehicle is valued in your market around you in the used car classifieds or check auto trader or something like that. May be able to get them up a little higher as I'm almost positive they'll low-ball you like crazy.
 

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For right now I'm just honestly not sure which to get. I know I'm more likely to get either the premium I or II but that's mostly going have to wait until they have the 16-20% off. I've seen one with premium II with driver confidence package for 49k-50k but not sure if I really need the driver confidence package as the ones that are 49k-50k in my area do come with sunroof. If you don't mind me asking you guys, do you guys have driver confidence package on yours? I'm also not sure for the Ford Edge just because I'd be spending about the same price with a year less bumper-to-bumper warranty and with just dual zone climate control.
 

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vic1212, I have a 2016 Envision Premium II w/Driver Confidence Pkg, bought new in Aug '16, now with 6,200 mile on it. The DCP offers adaptive cruise control, surround camera, and front auto braking (not just an alert). For me well worth the optional charge. The ACC works perfectly, and I use it a lot even on local freeway driving in the DFW area. Premium II is required for the DCP. It adds, vs Premium I, standard NAV, Heads-up Display (also perfect), driver seat adjustable thigh support, ventilated/cooled front seats (they are really cooled, even without A/C operating), and HID/articulating/auto high beam headlights.

FYI...there is a new Terrain being announce at the Detroit Auto Show this month. Based on the Envision and new Equinox frame/engines.

Feel free to ask any questions...FYI we also own a 2015 Ford Escape with the 2.0 turbo engine...similar to the Edge, but now their 2.0 has been improved. My understanding the only problem Ford had was with earlier, small turbo engine (1.6) in the Escape.

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vic1212, I have a 2016 Envision Premium II w/Driver Confidence Pkg, bought new in Aug '16, now with 6,200 mile on it. The DCP offers adaptive cruise control, surround camera, and front auto braking (not just an alert). For me well worth the optional charge. The ACC works perfectly, and I use it a lot even on local freeway driving in the DFW area. Premium II is required for the DCP. It adds, vs Premium I, standard NAV, Heads-up Display (also perfect), driver seat adjustable thigh support, ventilated/cooled front seats (they are really cooled, even without A/C operating), and HID/articulating/auto high beam headlights.

FYI...there is a new Terrain being announce at the Detroit Auto Show this month. Based on the Envision and new Equinox frame/engines.

Feel free to ask any questions...FYI we also own a 2015 Ford Escape with the 2.0 turbo engine...similar to the Edge, but now their 2.0 has been improved. My understanding the only problem Ford had was with earlier, small turbo engine (1.6) in the Escape.

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Because I also have heard there are problems with 2.7 I think. At once I thought about the Edge Sport but that would probably be a major overkill in terms of comfort. I guess I'm still kinda waiting to see the reveal of the Terrain, but like the equinox I'm kinda worried on how many gallon of the tank are they going to put on the Terrain as the new Equinox does have a smaller tank than before. But another question I want to ask is compare to your Escape and the Envision, which 2.0T you think is stronger?
 

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I think the Envision and Escape 2.0Ts are almost identical power wise. The difference is the Envision is quieter and smoother, and the Envision 6-speed is better...shifts smoother/quicker. The Envision does weigh more, it being a Buick and also AWD...my Escape is FWD. In a drag race the Escape may be quicker, but not that much. Also the MPG for both seems to be equal, maybe 1 MPG better for the Envision (both using 87 octane regular)...so the Buick is more efficient, it being heavier and AWD. The Buick ride is superior, maybe the Escape feels more nimble; it's about 350 lbs. lighter. I much prefer driving the Buick....more comfortable seats, and more options.
 

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I think the Envision and Escape 2.0Ts are almost identical power wise. The difference is the Envision is quieter and smoother, and the Envision 6-speed is better...shifts smoother/quicker. The Envision does weigh more, it being a Buick and also AWD...my Escape is FWD. In a drag race the Escape may be quicker, but not that much. Also the MPG for both seems to be equal, maybe 1 MPG better for the Envision (both using 87 octane regular)...so the Buick is more efficient, it being heavier and AWD. The Buick ride is superior, maybe the Escape feels more nimble; it's about 350 lbs. lighter. I much prefer driving the Buick....more comfortable seats, and more options.
Is yours the Titanium or?
 

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Is yours the Titanium or?
Yes, Titanium, 2015 model. Before the Envision I did drive the Edge. Didn't think the 3.5L V-6 was worth it as the Edge 2.0L drove great. Drove the Edge Sport 2.7L, and it was very fast. Then the Envision came out, and I preferred the ride and quietness and upscale feel....plus it has a good balance of options & AWD power/economy. The Escape/Edge do have more clear rear cameras. My '16 Envision needed the TSB update mentioned elsewhere in the Forum to get the light display for the NAV to adjust properly for external light changes.
 

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Yes, Titanium, 2015 model. Before the Envision I did drive the Edge. Didn't think the 3.5L V-6 was worth it as the Edge 2.0L drove great. Drove the Edge Sport 2.7L, and it was very fast. Then the Envision came out, and I preferred the ride and quietness and upscale feel....plus it has a good balance of options & AWD power/economy. The Escape/Edge do have more clear rear cameras. My '16 Envision needed the TSB update mentioned elsewhere in the Forum to get the light display for the NAV to adjust properly for external light changes.
mind if I ask if your Escape have the rear air vents? I was thinking about the Edge Sport but all they have are black interior
 

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mind if I ask if your Escape have the rear air vents? I was thinking about the Edge Sport but all they have are black interior
Yes, the Escape does have rear vents, at the back end of the console. But they do not have any fan or temp control like the Envision. Just free-flow air from the front system. Not that effective in the summer. Envision's system is much better. I think the Edge is the same as the Escape in this regard.
 

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It's dual zone and free flow just like the escape. I had to ask ford online to see if it does have it and even recommend them to have it next time since the Murano and Envision have it. Just didn't want the Murano because the suspension was rough on bumps. As for the Envision, how big of a gas tank is it and how many miles can it go on one tank?
 

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It's dual zone and free flow just like the escape. I had to ask ford online to see if it does have it and even recommend them to have it next time since the Murano and Envision have it. Just didn't want the Murano because the suspension was rough on bumps. As for the Envision, how big of a gas tank is it and how many miles can it go on one tank?
17.3 gallon tank. 380+/- mile range. I have never tested that...always added fuel when at least 1/4 left in tank.
 

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I'm about the same... I know that my Terrain with the V6 does get to about 376 miles on one tank at city and Hwy is about 425 mi give or take
 
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