Pricing: If you’re in the market for a more prestigious SUV for comfortable trips with your family, then the 2021 Buick Envision and the 2021 Ford Explorer are two options worth considering. Both options are starting at $32,000 MSRP, so let’s see how they compare.
When talking engines, the Buick Envision 2021 has a single, very decent option. A turbocharged 2.0L I4 with 230 hp and 258 lb*ft of torque. It is linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive format. The Ford Explorer 2021 has more options. As standard, it comes with a turbocharged 2.3L I4 with 300 hp and 310 lb*ft of torque, the other 2 being a turbocharged 3.0L V6 or a hybrid powertrain. All of them are coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive format. It’s also worth noting that the Ford Explorer’s power and torque numbers are provided with the engines running on premium fuel. Regular fuel will lower the numbers a little.
On the interior and extra features, the Buick Envision 2021 has plenty. As standard, it comes with all the possible safety features: emergency braking, lane keep, forward collision alert, pedestrian braking, sensors, cameras, and more. On top of that, the standard infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On higher trims you can get a premium audio system made by Bose, massaging seats, ventilated seats, air quality sensors, and much more.
The 2021 Buick Envision hasn’t been released yet, meaning it has the latest technology available. And can’t be a downgrade from the previous iteration even if the previous generation owners are delighted with their purchase. It’s effortless to drive, very comfortable, has many features, and the available power is adequate. As such, you can expect 2021 Envision to deliver at the very least the same experience.
To summarize, if you are looking for a more prestigious SUV, the 2021 Buick Envision MSRP is a fine choice. The available engine is good, all while having many comfort features. The Ford Explorer 2021 doesn’t include as many safety features regardless of trim level, as an example, so the 2021 Buick Envision comes out on top if features are more important than a small increase in power and torque. Test Drive the all-new 2021 Buick Envision at York Chevrolet Buick in Greencastle, IN, where “we’re not #1, you are!”
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