2023 Buick Envision Interior and Cargo

2023 Envision Interior

The Buick Envision has an attractive interior with a sportily angled center control area that hints at a more engaging driving experience than the SUV actually delivers. Still, it's a good-looking design and, especially on the upper trim levels, there are some nice materials on offer, mixed with a few cheaper bits here and there. Overall, the execution misses the high standards set by German SUVs from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, but those vehicles are all more expensive. Some drivers might find the push-button gear selector a bit awkward if they're used to a traditional shifter, but we feel it is one of the better button arrangements. The available 10.2-inch central touchscreen is the first application of this screen in a Buick; it looks good and responds quickly to inputs. As standard, the Envision comes with features like an HD rearview camera, lane departure warning, single-zone climate control, and four-way power lumbar support for the driver's seat. More expensive trims get dual-zone climate control, a driver's-side memory system, and heated front seats.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Buick Envision features seating for five passengers with no available third-row option to fit seven people. Thanks to the new platform, passengers in the second row now receive 39.3 inches of rear legroom, an increase from 37.5 inches in the previous Envision. Rear headroom is slightly improved as well with 38.9 inches compared to 38.5 previously. While passengers in the rear outboard seats have plenty of comfort, the Envision's awkward middle seat hump is pretty uncomfortable, and we'd avoid it at all costs. Front passenger space is unsurprisingly roomy with 40.4 inches of legroom and 39.6 inches of headroom.

2023 Buick Envision Interior Dimensions:

Buick Envision TrimsPreferredEssenceAvenir
Headroom Front Seat39.6 in.39.6 in.39.6 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.9 in.38.9 in.38.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat40.4 in.40.4 in.40.4 in.
Legroom Back Seat39.3 in.39.3 in.39.3 in.
Shoulder Room Front56.7 in.56.7 in.56.7 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55.9 in.55.9 in.55.9 in.
Hip Room, Front55.1 in.55.1 in.55.1 in.
Hip Room, Rear47.4 in.47.4 in.47.4 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

On the base model, the Envision's seats are trimmed in a mix of cloth and leatherette. These seats can be specified in either Ebony or Whisper Beige; the choice of color will also extend to the lower dashboard and door panels. Although the steering wheel is leather-wrapped on all models, it doesn't feel particularly soft to the touch. Moving up to the mid-range Essence trim introduces perforated leather upholstery in the same two color choices. Finally, the Avenir also has perforated leather but in a more upmarket quilted design, along with wood inlays with a wave-like pattern.

2023 Envision Trunk and Cargo Space

Behind the Buick's second row of seats is a cargo area with a volume of 25.2 cubic feet. That makes it more practical than a regular car but not as practical as many other SUVs. With the rear seats folded flat, cargo space grows to 52.7 cubes, which is enough for around 20 carry-on cases to be crammed in. It's worth noting that while rear passenger space grew on this new Envision, cargo space dropped from 57.3 cubic feet due in part to the new model's sloping roofline.

Interior storage space is reasonable but not outstanding. There are the usual door pockets, front and rear cupholders, and a center console that doubles as an armrest. Below the push-button ignition, there is an open storage area where odds and ends can be stowed. There are also map pockets on the backs of both front seats.

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2023 Envision Infotainment and Features


Across the three trim levels, the Buick Envision is generally well-equipped. The Preferred is the cheapest model so misses out on dual-zone climate control, getting a single-zone system instead. There's a lot more it does have, though, such as a 12-volt power outlet, a 4.2-inch color driver information display, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, rear ventilation outlets, cruise control, an HD rearview camera, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. By spending extra on the Essence, the Buick comes with a larger eight-inch driver cluster display, an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and remote start. Finally, the luxurious Avenir distinguishes itself from these two models by offering a massaging driver's seat, front/rear parking sensors, an HD surround-view camera system, a head-up display, and heated rear outboard seats.


General Motors has pretty stellar infotainment across all of its brands. The Envision debuts Buick's brand-new 10.2-inch-diagonal color touchscreen, which comes optionally on the Essence and standard on the Avenir trim level. The base Envision gets a smaller eight-inch screen that still features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as Bluetooth for audio streaming and calling. A six-speaker sound system comes standard, with a seven-speaker and Bose nine-speaker system with Audiopilot also available. Our tester featured the Bose system as part of the Technology Package. It sounded ok, but not up to par with some luxury competitors. This version of GM's infotainment includes a few nifty features such as an air purity measurement system, likely as a nod to the Envision being built and sold in China.

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