2024 Buick Envista | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #431

2024 Buick Envista | Talking Cars With Consumer Reports #431 1

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Buick expands its lineup with the all-new Envista, a small, stylish model that transforms elements together from a car and an SUV. We share our first impressions of the 2024 Buick Envista, its driving characteristics, exterior styling, and some of the compromises we have found in our initial time with this test car. Also, we explain how legroom is measured in CR's test for three-row SUVs, and discuss whether or not you should upgrade an older vehicle to gain the latest safety features.

00:00 – Introduction
00:15 – First Impressions: 2024 Buick Envista
01:31 – What is Envista?
04:33 – Price and Size
06:14 – Driving Characteristics
07:05 – Features
08:23 – The Buick Brand
09:01 – Styling
10:19 – Low Cost Vehicles
12:30 – Question #1: How does Consumer Reports measure legroom in back rows for three-row SUVs?
18:09 – Question #2: Is it wise to upgrade an older vehicle for the sake of modern safety features?

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11 Comments on "2024 Buick Envista | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #431"

  1. Kenneth Jinkins | November 1, 2023 at 3:04 PM |

    made in China ???

  2. Just because its half the price of the average car doesn’ t mean its affordable. Someone needs to bring out cars with no touchscreens or heated seats or other stuff like that. Also no unneeded extra so called safety features. We need a cheaper set of cars. We need a car for 18 thousand dollars.

  3. 赤ellow tommint | November 1, 2023 at 3:27 PM |

    2012 Corolla L $17k. = 2023 $24k.
    This is pretty good.
    Corolla has good transmission, throttle reaction (NA engine), and powertrain reliability.

  4. I’m still skeptical of these tiny turbo engines…they’re going to wear out faster.

  5. 赤ellow tommint | November 1, 2023 at 3:31 PM |

    There are reviews saying Envista is *quieter* than the Trax. That alone worth the higher price tag.
    But it is a bit longer than it, making it less forgiving for street parking.

  6. Lease, don’t buy

  7. Once again if this was a foreign brand, you guys would be giving it endless praise. The fact that this is a GM vehicle, you guys give it endless backhanded compliments. Yeah, the swoopy design cuts into storage space and that’s why GM decided to offer 2 models based on the same platform for those who might put space as a higher priority. In decades past, GM might have just done a badge-engineering job and offered 2 cars with only the grill being different. These two cars actually look totally different both inside and out and you guys still complain about it?! Maybe tone down the anti-GM and anti-American rhetoric a little, you’re not hiding it well. If this was a Honda or Hyundai, you guys would have spent the entire 20 mins gushing over how amazing it is.

  8. You get what you pay for.

  9. Daniel Gross | November 1, 2023 at 4:05 PM |

    Base Mazda 3 sedan. Reliable, good quality, good looking, and fuel efficient with the 2.5L.

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