Comparison - Buick Envision 2017 - vs - Ford Explorer Limited 2016

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Make: 
Average Price: 
43,677
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
41,300
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2016
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.30gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Midnight Amethyst Metallic
#27222B
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#29424F
Ingot Silver Metallic
#B3B8B6
Oxford White
#D0D3D5
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#95333C
Shadow Black
#0C0C0C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Forget about its Chinese roots; the Envision is a comfortable, well-appointed crossover. But it's also expensive, and there are some interior compromises.
Let's not beat around the bush: The 2017 Buick Envision is the first mainstream vehicle assembled in China and exported to the United States.
Introduced last year but expanded for the 2017 model year to a full lineup of base, Preferred, Essence, Premium, and Premium II trim levels, the Envision may sound like a brand of perfume, but it's really a mid-size crossover.

Pros
Perfect fit for the Buick lineup
Quiet interior
Comfortable ride quality
Attractive styling

Cons
Price on par with genuine luxury rivals
Would you buy a Chinese-made American car?
Turbo is AWD-only
Advanced safety tech costs big bucks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Buick Envision ranks 12 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Buick Envision gets lost near the back of the luxury compact SUV pack. It’s comfortable to drive and nicely equipped, and it offers good value for the money, but in a sea of over-achievers, the Envision is just average.

Pros
Peppy turbocharged engine
Comfortable, spacious seats
Excellent safety ratings
Lots of tech features

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Buick Envision is an all-new vehicle in the lineup that slots between the smaller Encore and the midsize Enclave SUVs. The Envision combines a practical size with a long list of standard features that make it a value-packed, near-luxury SUV worth considering.

Pros
Manageable size makes it easy to drive and maneuver
The cabin is as quiet inside as premium luxury SUVs
You get a lot of features for the money.

Cons
Cargo capacity is merely average for the class
Engine output is adequate but far from impressive.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
22.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
255ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
197hp
at 6 300rpm
290hp
at 6 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.90Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service*
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adjustable pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.70in
198.10in
Width: 
72.40in
78.90in
Height: 
66.80in
70.40in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.90in
Front Track: 
62.90in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
62.10in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
107.90in
112.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.40
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
57.30in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
43.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
61.30in
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
40.50
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
56.70in
Rear leg room: 
37.50in
39.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
80.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
20.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
3755.00lbs
4629.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Digital keypad power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/cloth
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirro
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
Memory card slot
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
390 watts stereo output
Sony premium brand stereo system
Sony premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
20
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear center 3-point belt
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Interior Luxury Package
Equipment Group 302A
Equipment Group 300A
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Lock Kit
Satin Chrome Grille
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Liftgate
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Rear Bumper Protector
20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels w/P255/50R20 A/S BSW Tires
Roof Rack Crossbars
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Protective Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
Smokers Kit w/Element
2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrest
Rear Retractable Cargo Shade
2nd Row Console
Voice Activated Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Neutral w/Ebony Interior Accents, leatherette/cloth
#A08E72
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#817E70