Pricing for the 2024 Buick Invista Crossover Coupe starts at just under $24,000
- The 2024 Buick Envista is larger than the Encore GX while lowering its price by $3,400, and will begin reaching customers this summer.
- The front-wheel-drive coupe-only crossover is powered by a 136-horsepower 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo engine.
- We don’t expect it to be terribly racy, but its real strength may be in its price: even the top-end Avenir starts at less than $30,000, and the base model starts at a very budget-friendly $23,495.
With sheetmetal that looks as sleek and expertly designed as the clothes in Stanley Tucci’s closet, the 2024 Buick Invista looks surprisingly well above its $23,495 starting price. It’s also very roomy: A 106.3-inch wheelbase and 182.6-inch overall length mean the Envista has 4.1 inches more room between its wheel centers and casts a 11.2-inch longer shadow than the squarer (and $3,400) Encore GX.
Despite its larger size, the Invista Fastback’s luggage compartment is less spacious than its smaller, squarer sibling. At just 20.7 cubic feet with all seats in place, and 42.0 cubes with the 60/40-split rear seatbacks folded, the Envista’s cargo space is 2.8 and 8.2 cubic feet less than the Encore GX’s, respectively.
Power comes courtesy of a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that pushes the engine’s 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque to the Envista’s front wheels. Do you want all-wheel drive? Then look at the Encore GX.
Don’t expect much in the way of acceleration, since the 155-hp Encore GX with all-wheel drive and nine-speed gearbox needs 9.3 seconds to reach 60 mph. We’re betting that a less powerful Envista with fewer gears would require more time to reach that mark, even without the added weight of all-wheel drive.
Preferred, Sports Touring, and Avenir
Buick will offer the Envista in three different models when the small SUV goes on sale this summer: the entry-level Preferred model, the mid-level Sport Touring model, and the premium Avenir model. The latter trim will sticker at $29,695 and includes the likes of 19-inch wheels and a Watt link rear suspension instead of the torsion beam used on lesser Envistas. Adding 19-inch wheels to the $25,195 Envista Sport Touring also improves the Avenir’s rear end. A set of 18-inch wheels and tires are standard on the Sport Touring, while 17-inch wheels and tires are included with the base Preferred.
Every Envista includes an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster, an 11.0-inch infotainment screen, automatic high-beam headlights, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning.
The 2024 Buick Envista may lack the dynamic performance we crave, but there’s no disputing that this small SUV’s attractive goods and reasonable price are sure to at least interest today’s car consumers.
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