2024 Buick Envision Shows Off Fresh (and Familiar) Styling

Updated models will arrive this summer, with prices starting at $37,295

Buick’s compact SUV takes on a strong resemblance to its smaller siblings, while also ratcheting up the standard tech.

It’s been about a year since the automaker first revealed the updated Envision. Now that we’re well on our way into 2024, though, we finally have more details to share on its U.S. launch, including the Encore GX and Envista-like front-end design, as well as way more technology inside. Despite the fact that we’re already in April — seriously, does anyone else feel like this year’s flying by? — the new Envision will join Buick’s lineup as a 2024 model, rather than a 2025.

Right off the bat, the 2024 Buick Envision welcomes onlookers by way of the new corporate design language, featuring a split headlight/running light design with a prominent grille and modern tri-shield logo. Past that, the profile and rear end of this updated SUV is broadly similar to the outgoing car, although you do get new wheel designs to set this Envision apart.

Three trim models comprise the 2024 Buick Envision lineup. The Preferred is still the base model, with its base price increasing by $2,500 for the new year to start at $37,795. The Sport Touring (ST) model is the new mid-range option in place of the old “Essence” trim, offering up sportier styling and 20-inch wheels to the Preferred’s 18s for $39,795. Finally, the Avenir tops out the range with luxurious features like a heated steering wheel, multi-zone climate control and standard remote engine start. While you get more features, you’ll end up shelling out quite a bit more cash, as the top-end Envision starts at $48,395 (including destination).

Screen, screen and more screen!

As it revamps its SUV lineup across its brands, GM has largely been moving toward larger standard screens for both the instrument cluster and infotainment system. With the 2024 Buick Envision, though, all models get a decently large 30-inch touchscreen display, completely unbroken by a bezel in between the cluster and media/HVAC displays. Like the company’s other revamped models, this Envision runs a Google-based operating system with several popular apps like Maps and the Google Assistant baked in. If you prefer to run Apple CarPlay or Android Auto instead, the Envision supports both wirelessly.

If you look at the new steering wheel layout (again sporting the simplier tri-shield badge), you’ll notice the lack of a certain black strip across the top. Unfortunately for Super Cruise fans, the 2024 Buick Envision does not get the hands-free driving assistant — at least not yet. The company is rolling out the technology to more cars across its brand portfolio, but GM decided to cut it for this particular update, as it already shifted the Buick Envision’s launch window.

The 2024 Buick Envision gets more interior refinements, however, beyond just the screens. The front and rear seats are all-new, as are the center stack and instrument panel.

All Envision models still pack a single powertrain: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit putting out 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Most mainstream crossovers these days are also moving to a pure all-wheel drive lineup, and this update is no exception. Buick elected to drop front-wheel drive from the Envision lineup, so that four-pot will exclusively send power to all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission.

The 2024 Buick Envision will arrive at dealerships this summer.