Comparison - Buick Envision Essence 2020 - vs - Volkswagen T-Cross SEL 2019

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Average Price: 
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
£
22,930
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.30gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Dark Moon Blue Metallic
#FAFAFA
Expresso Metallic
#FAFAFA
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Color: 
Flash Red
#B00505
Black
#101010
Pure white
#F0F0F0
Urano Grey
#444749
Champagne Silver Metallic
#DFC6B2
Dark Petrol Metallic
#0F394F
Energetic Orange Metallic
#C96005
Deep Black Pearl
#322F2A
Limestone Grey Metallic
#797671
Makena Turquoise Metallic
#0FCCC6
Reef Blue Metallic
#2368AB
Reflex Silver metallic
#D9D9D9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Buick Envision comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic, 6-speed shiftable automatic.The Envision carries over essentially unchanged.

Pros
The interior is quiet at highway speeds
Both the ride and the seats are comfortable
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Lackluster interior design and quality
Visibility is compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy estimates
Potent turbocharged engine option
Lots of standard features
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Dull base engine
Less sporty than competitors
Some rivals have more upscale cabins

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Buick Envision has a pleasantly innocuous personality, but it’s outclassed in terms of value and performance.

Pros
Pleasant styling
Composed ride
Decent turbo punch
Good infotainment system

Cons
Safety tech should be standard
Thirsty turbo-4
Gets expensive fast
Rivals generally more compelling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

T-Cross offers just enough over a Polo to make it worth thinking about.

Pros
Spacious and agreeable to drive
Different to a Polo,
Refined enough

Cons
Less refined and more expensive than the car it’s based on.
Low quality interior

By: 
topgear.com

The VW T-Cross is a compact yet roomy SUV which comes with loads of standard equipment. It doesn’t look as dramatic or feel quite as comfortable as some alternatives.

Pros
Big boot
Lots of passenger space
Loads of standard equipment

Cons
Noisy at speed
Materials feel a bit cheap
Alternatives look more exciting

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The Volkswagen T-Cross is one of the class leaders in the small SUV sector.

PROS

Spacious
Well-equipped
Desirable badge

CONS

Expensive top models
Quicker rivals
No hybrid model

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined/city/highway: 28–31/27–30/29–33 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.00L
Torque: 
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
147ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
197hp
at 6 300rpm
113hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
34.70Feet

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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors
Automatic dimming interior rear-view mirror
Rain sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.70in
161.70in
Width: 
72.40in
69.20in
Height: 
66.80in
62.30in
Front Track: 
60.30in
Rear Track: 
59.50in
Wheel Base: 
108.30in
100.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
37.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
45.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1388lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
16.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3929.00lbs
2799.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Glovebox
Instrument lighting, white adjustable panel illumination

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Electric windows, front and rear

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
– Driver’s and front passenger’s seat height adjustment and lumbar adjustment
Driver’s under seat drawer
Softell’ decorative inserts in dash and doors
Storage compartments in front doors
Driver’s and front passenger’s sun visors with vanity mirrors
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Rear bench seat, movable and foldable
Split folding rear seat backrest 60:40

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air conditioning,
manual Dust and pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
2D/3D map view
Volkswagen Media Control 2 – allows remote control of the infotainment system via smartphone or tablet
Three route options (Fast, Short, Eco)
SD card reader
Preloaded European navigation data
Dynamic navigation based on TMC+
8.0" colour touch-screen
2 x USB connection, USB charging sockets, rear of centre console (compatible products only)
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices 1
6 speakers, front and rear
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Car information display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-coloured bumpers
Front fog lights, including static cornering function
LED dipped and main beam headlights with automatic range adjustment
Roof rails, silver anodised
Rear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards, approx. 65% tinted
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17"
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear drum brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
3 rear three-point seat belts
3 rear head restraints
Warning buzzer and light for front seat belts if unfastened
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Reflectors in all doors
Pan-European emergency call service
Misfuel prevention device
Manual coming/automatic leaving home lighting function
Isofix child seat preparation compatible i-size (for 2 rear child seats)
Height-adjustable front three-point seat belts with tensioners
Driver’s and front passenger’s safetyoptimised head restraints
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
Automatic hazard lights activation under emergency braking

Options

Packages: 
Active Package
Interior Luxury Package
Cargo Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Road Trip Package
Exterior Options: 
19" Bright Aluminum Wheels W/Midnight Silver Painted Pockets
Panoramic Moonroof
Molded, Body-Color Assist Steps
Wheel Locks
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Protective Rear Seat Cover
Universal Tablet Holders
Integrated Cargo Liner
Buick Infotainment System W/Navigation
All-Weather Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000