2016 vs. 2017 Buick Envision: What’s the Difference?

Buick Envision Daphne

Daphne drivers who love the styling of the Envision will be interested in learning what updates Buick has for this spacious SUV. The 2016 and 2017 Envision models are mostly the same, which makes sense considering the 2016 version came out fairly late. For 2017, the changes are minor, including the addition of two new trim levels and available front-wheel drive.

New Envision Trim Levels

One of the biggest changes for the 2017 Buick Envision is the addition of new base trim levels. The Envision, Preferred, and Essence trims now appear in the Premium I and Premium II trim levels. With more trims to choose from, it is easier than before for Alabama drivers to find their perfect SUV. There is a better chance of finding the trim that has all the features you want without having to pay extra for those you don’t necessarily care about.


Apple CarPlay plus Android Auto

The 2016 Envision offered several options for connecting your smartphone, including Bluetooth. However, the 2017 model adds Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto. These systems are designed to make it easier to connect your Android or iPhone with your Buick. They also offer access to more things, like viewing select applications and other features on the Envision’s touchscreen.


Teen Drivers of the 2017 Envision

The new Teen Driver feature on the 2017 Buick Envision makes life less stressful for parents of teens. You can use it to set parental controls, look at your teen’s driving habits, and help encourage your son or daughter to practice driving safely whether you are in the vehicle.


Buick Envision Exterior Colors

There is a slight chance to the color options for the 2017 Envision. Now you can choose a Chili Red Metallic exterior to stand out from the crowd.

To compare the 2016 and 2017 Buick Envision models in person, visit Chris Myers Buick GMC in Daphne, Alabama.