The 2019 Buick Encore and 2019 Buick Envision might be considered small SUVs, but they go big when it comes to safety. These two Buick models were recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s the 20 Safest Small SUVs of 2019 list.
To determine the smalls SUVs that earned a place on this
list, U.S. News & World Report editors went through crash test ratings,
while also examining standard and available safety features. The list includes
both premium and mainstream crossovers.
For the Encore, this recognition came in thanks to its
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety scores of four
stars on the rollover tests and five stars in all other tests. It offers
consumers a standard rearview camera, along with available driver-assistance
features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure
Warning, Forward Collision Warning, and front and rear parking sensors.
Like the Encore, the 2019 Envision was also recognized for
its NHTSA safety rating. It received five stars in the side crash tests and
four stars in the frontal crash and rollover tests. The Envision comes with a
standard rearview camera, but also offers standard rear parking sensors and
GM’s Teen Driver system, allowing you to monitor your teen driver’s driving
habits. Other available features include a 360-degree camera, a head-up
display, and many driver-assistance technologies.
We may only be a few months into 2018, but we are already expecting 2019 Chevrolet and Buick models to arrive at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, including the all-new 2019 Buick Envision. This version promises quite a few updates to anticipate.
Buick has boosted the performance of the Envision’s 2.0-liter turbo engine to 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. That engine gets a new nine-speed automatic transmission for better shifting, and Buick has also added an engine stop/start deactivation switch. For more performance improvements, the 2019 Buick Envision gets a single rate brake booster and can now easily switch between adaptive cruise control and regular cruise control.
Buick has also updated the rear vision camera for better visibility and the seat heating system, which now gets warmer faster. The 2019 Buick Envision also benefits from a better hands-free microphone and boasts next-generation wireless charging for new smartphones, like the iPhone8 and iPhoneX.
Exterior updates include lighting upgrades across Envision trims—including HID and LED lights. Inside, Buick has added an air ionizer to improve cabin’s air quality.
Listening to Customers
“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, Envision chief engineer. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”
Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet to witness the 2019 Buick Envision when it arrives later this year. Until then, take one of our dynamic new 2018 models out for a test drive.