Comparison - ISUZU MU-X LS-M 2018 - vs - Buick Envision Essence 2019

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
38,616
converted from Australian dollar
Updated: 
01 Jan 2018
$
37,550
Updated: 
07 May 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.17gals
17.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#252525
obsidian Grey
#565A75
Garnet Red
#5B0C25
Silky pearl white
#F4F4F5
Color: 
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#000000
Galaxy Silver Metallic
#C1C0C5
Satin Steel Gray Metallic
#9BA0AB
Bronze Alloy Metallic
#6E5A51
Chili Red Metallic
#8E000C
Summit White
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The MU-X may look and feel a bit more basic than the Everest or Fortuner, but its tough Isuzu truck underpinnings is this SUV’s secret weapon. Isuzu also builds big commercial engines, designed to be reliable and robust, and that DNA is this engine.

Pros
Great new engine
Capable off-roader
Decent third row

Cons
Cabin is starting to age
Boot is smaller than some rivals
No advanced safety equipment

By: 
carsguide.com.au

Like the D-MAX ute on which it's based, the evolution of Isuzu UTE's MU-X seven-seat SUV has remained relatively slow, its latest update headlined by extra torque from its 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel (now 130kW and 430Nm, up from 380Nm) and a new six-speed automatic transmission (previously five).

Pros
Rugged and practical
Very comfy ride
Drop-down rear video unit

Cons
Lacking some new safety tech
Turbo lag from a standing start
Rather basic cab trim

By: 
motoring.com.au

The 2019 Buick Envision’s more powerful engine, improved transmission, and lower price tag pique our interest.

Pros
Attractive styling
Should still be very quiet
Lower price helps
9-speed automatic could aid fuel economy, engine response

Cons
Turbo is AWD-only
Price climbs fast
Narrow interior
Doesn’t do much to stand out

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Buick Envision ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Buick Envision has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 25 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, supportive seats
Good gas mileage
User-friendly tech features

Cons
Uninspiring base engine
Rivals have more-upscale interiors
Dull handling

By: 
usnews.com

More powerful 2.0-liter engine.New nine-speed automatic is available.Restyled front and rear fascias.The 2019 Buick Envision comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
The cabin is quiet at highway speeds
Comfortable seats and ride
Four USB ports and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto are standard

Cons
Turbo engine's disappointing real-world fuel economy
Too pricey to be a "normal" SUV, not nice enough to be a luxury car
Forward and rear views are compromised by thick pillars
Not much fun to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
317ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
192ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 3 600rpm
197hp
at 6 300rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet
36.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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: 
Keyless ignition
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*
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.00in
183.70in
Width: 
73.20in
72.40in
Height: 
72.80in
66.80in
Ground Clearance: 
8.60in
Front Track: 
62.00in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.00in
108.30in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
57.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.90cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3929.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
keyless entry
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
passenger seat adjustment
Bucket front seats
Adjustable headrests for all seats
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8-way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding door assist-grips for rear passengers
3rd row assist-grips
Folding Center Armrest
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Double wishbone, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link system, Coil Spring, Gas damper, Anti roll bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Hill Holder
Multi Function Steering Wheel
Pollen & fine particle air filter
Manual air-conditioning
integrated heater/demister
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
8 Speakers
USB connection
I-pod connectivity
CD/VCD/DVD/Tuner/USB/MP3 compatible, Bluetooth
7" Touchscreen
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Bi-LED projector headlights with auto-levelling feature
Gun Metal Grey radiator grille
Centre front roof-mounted bee-sting aerial
Under-front steel plate skid/splash shield
Steel plate guards on sump & transfer case
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Tyre Repair KIT
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Ventilated front disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Drum
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
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: 
height adjustable headrests
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Side anti-intrusion bars inside all doors
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
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp

Options

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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#232227
Grey
#636162
Color: 
Light Neutral Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#BCA786
Ebony Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#000000
Dark Galvanized Seats w/Ebony Interior Accents, leather
#2A2A2A