2017 Buick Envision vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander in Lincoln, NE

 
2017 Buick Envision vs 2017 Toyota Highlander

Do you need to buy a new family crossover, but don’t know which one of the dozens of options has the features and specs that will make the most sense for your lifestyle? Our Buick dealership will make it a little easier for you to decide by comparing one of our personal favorite family SUVs, the 2017 Buick Envision, against another popular choice, the 2017 Toyota Highlander. Read on to learn which of these two is the best choice.

2017 Envision vs. 2017 Highlander: Engine Specs

Both of these SUVs use a four-cylinder engine in the base model, but despite being slightly smaller, the engine in the Buick is more powerful than the one in the Toyota. It’s also much more efficient.

2017 Buick Envision

Model

2017 Toyota Highlander

2.5L

Engine Displacement

2.7L

197 HP

Horsepower

185 HP

192 lb.-ft.

Torque

184 lb.-ft.

6-speed automatic, FWD or AWD

Transmission and Drive Type

6-speed automatic, FWD

22/29 MPG FWD, 21/28 MPG AWD

City/Highway Fuel Economy

20/24 MPG

2017 Envision vs. 2017 Highlander: Tech & Features

2017 Buick Envision Interior versus 2017 Highlander

Although the 2017 Buick Envision is not that much more expensive than the 2017 Toyota Highlander in their base trims, it’s immediately obvious why Buick is the premium brand. Shoppers will benefit from so many more standard premium features in the Envision than in the Highlander that the choice seems obvious.

2017 Buick Envision

Model

2017 Toyota Highlander

Dual-zone standard

Air conditioning

Standard

8-way power-adjustable standard

Driver’s Seat

6-way manually-adjustable standard

Standard

Heated Seats

Available

Standard

Hands-free Liftgate

Available

Standard

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

Not available

Available

BOSE® premium audio

Not available

Standard

Keyless Ignition

Available

Available

Head Up Display

Not available

2017 Envision vs. 2017 Highlander: Safety

2017 Buick Envision Exterior vs 2017 Toyota Highlander Exterior

Both the 2017 Buick Envision and 2017 Toyota Highlander have multiple airbags and the safety features we have rapidly come to see as essential, such as a standard rearview camera and tire pressure monitor. However, it’s the safety systems of the 2017 Buick Envision that have really impressed us.

Every new Buick Envision comes with five years of free OnStar® Basic. This includes remote services through a mobile app, advanced diagnostics, and maintenance notifications. Three months of free OnStar® Guidance are also included. This provides automatic crash response, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, and turn-by-turn navigation.

The 2017 Buick Envision is also equipped with Teen Driver technology, which you can’t find on any Toyota model. This system lets you set vehicle restrictions associated with a specific key fob, and also produce driving “report cards” so you can know your teenager’s driving habits and encourage safe ones.

Which Should I Buy?

The combination of more luxurious features, most of which come standard, plus more unique technology, more horsepower, and greater fuel economy make the 2017 Buick Envision a much better choice than the Toyota Highlander.

Our Buick dealership in Lincoln, NE has multiple new 2017 Envision models for sale now in a variety of trims and colors. Schedule a test drive to get a look at one firsthand, or contact us for more information.