The Buyer’s Trim Guide to the All-New Buick Envista

October 13th, 2023 by

A blue 2024 Buick Envista Avenir is shown parked near a Buick Envista dealer.

The year just became much more exciting with the introduction of the first-ever Buick Envista. As a proud Buick Envista dealer, we are thrilled to watch this sleek-styled adrenaline ride hit the roads and show exactly what it’s made of. Its unique styling is an attention-grabbing feature that helps it stand apart in a fairly crowded segment. The 2024 Envista is deemed a crossover and sports coup-ish styling with the to-be-expected Buick refinement.

Available in three trims, the Envista makes it quite difficult to choose which one you might want. Difficulty choosing is only exacerbated by its affordable price and well-stocked standards list. Considering the base trim starts at $22,400 and the top trim jumps by only six thousand more, you can actually choose your trim based on features and not be restricted by the sticker.[a] The first trim in the line-up of the all-new Buick Envista is the Preferred, which is followed closely by the Sport Touring. Last on the list and coming in as the big dog is the luxurious Avenir.

“All-Included” Has a Nice Ring to It

All three trims share the same EcoTec turbo engine, which won’t blow your socks off but will definitely create a breeze. The 1.2-liter turbo can produce 137 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The real highlight here isn’t the power but the EcoTec’s efficiency, which is further expanded by the selectable stop/start system. The EcoTec gets a six-speed automatic transmission, not necessarily screaming performance but more than enough for the job at hand.

Specially tuned suspension puts a high-priority tag on ride comfort and handling, ensuring your daily drive allows for a little “relax and unwind” time. Coupled with Stabiitrak, a GM special, the Envista is quite prepared to deliver smooth sailing whether the seas get rough or not. All trim levels are front-wheel drive, opting for better handling and improved fuel efficiency over trying to hit challenging terrain.

What improves comfort quite like safety? Good question. The answer is not much, which is why we are pleased to see that all trim levels come standard with the Buick Driver Confidence Package. Equipped with the latest and greatest safety technology, the Envista is ready for most situations. The package includes Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, and IntelliBeam Auto High Beams.

Fairly self-explanatory, these safety features cover some of the most important aspects of driving and also add an extra side of convenience. The Following Distance Indicator is an especially nice tool, taking the guesswork out of defensive driving. Heated exterior mirrors are included across trims, which is especially appreciated since, typically this feature is left for higher-end trim levels.

The Buick’s HD Rear Vision Camera provides a clear image of what is behind you and comes standard on all three trims. Along with the camera, each trim gets to utilize Teen Driver technology – a safety feature directed at young and inexperienced drivers. This system helps new drivers develop proper driving habits and puts an emphasis on safe driving by minimizing distractions and setting important boundaries.

Inside the cabin of all three trims, drivers will be met with an expansive 11-inch diagonal infotainment screen, connecting passengers and drivers to standard features like Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Wi-Fi hotspot capability is across the board, allowing for easy connectivity. Sirius XM, with a trial subscription, rounds out the infotainment section.

The black interior and dash of a 2024 Buick Envista is shown.

The Preferred

The Preferred trim is the Envista’s base option, coming in at an affordable $22,400.[a] It comes with quite a few standards, but for extras like heated seats and a premium flat-bottomed steering wheel, you will have to opt for one of the available packages. The Preferred sports a manual liftgate, which can be upgraded to the power version for a fee but may not seem like a necessity for some. Comfortable cloth seats with leatherette trim come standard on the Preferred, combining refinement and comfort. Although not very customizable, higher trim options change the interior for a fun twist if desired. Considering the starting tag, though, a leatherette trim is perfectly acceptable.

Available add-on options for the Preferred include the Advanced Safety Package, the Convenience I Package, the Convenience II Package, and the Experience Buick Package. These optional add-ons throw in safety and convenience features ranging from Adaptive Cruise Control to a power moonroof. For these features to become standard, we will need to look at one of the next trims.

The Sport Touring

The Sport Touring trim is only a slight monetary bump up from the Preferred, with a matching bump in features. A wrapped steering wheel adds a little extra refinement to the interior, which is emphasized by the luxurious leatherette seat trim. The seats include unique Santorini Blue stitching throughout the interior and headrest monograms to distinguish this trim from the rest.

Outside, the ST gets a few minor upgrades, including Black Gloss Mirror Caps and matching molding. Upgraded wheels and tires are optional, as is the Watts Link System rear suspension. This enhanced suspension set-up improves the smooth and quiet drive of the already peaceful Envista. The same packages that can be added to the Preferred trim can also be added to the Sport Touring, letting you have more control over how well-equipped your vehicle is.

A red 2024 Buick Envista St is shown parked on sand.

The Avenir

If you are looking for some serious upgrades without adding on packages, then the Avenir is the trim for you. As the Envista’s top trim, the Avenir is treated to the works. Inside the cab is where you really see the difference, with plenty of comfort upgrades. An eight-way power adjustable driver seat with two-way lumbar control for the driver combined with heating really elevates the interior. Heating is also supplied to the front passenger for an extra bonus. To complete driver comfort, a heated steering wheel is added as well.

Convenience features like wireless device charging and a power liftgate improve the useability of the Envista. Plus, a keyless start and open system, and Remote Start add in even more features worth getting excited over. Three years of Onstar is the icing on the cake. The upgraded Watts suspension comes standard, giving you improved ride comfort from the start. Body-colored mirror caps and side molding create a more streamlined look to the Envista Avenir, elevating its style and setting it apart from the rest of the trims. Inside, available all leather upholstery and special Avenir embroidering create a one-of-a-kind experience.

The available Avenir Advanced Safety Package is similar to the packages that are available for the Preferred and Sport Trim packages but takes it up a notch. Power adjustability is added to the already heated side mirrors, and Rainsense Wipers are also added to the package. The Avenir has all the bells and whistles you could ask for and still comes under $30K.

A Tale of Three Envistas

All three of the Envista trims have plenty to offer, starting out with a whole list of standards. The added bonus of a great starting price makes the Avenir a no-brainer. If you want to treat yourself, consider the Preferred or Sport Trim. If you want to spoil yourself, the Avenir is just the thing. Ultimately, the 2024 Buick Envista is a fantastic addition to the premium crossover segment, and we hope it is here to stay. The model is truly a vehicle that needs to be experienced in person. Visit us at Williams Buick GMC today, and we’ll help you get behind the wheel of this stunning new entry into the already fantastic Buick lineup.

[a] MSRP may change without notice. See dealer for complete details.