6 Impressive Features of the 2017 Buick Envision
Top Safety Pick
When equipped with optional front-crash prevention, the 2017 Buick Envision is rated a “Top Safety Pick+” by the IIHS. Standard features include Rear Park Assist, a tire pressure monitor, and 10 air bags. The rearview camera turns on automatically when you’re in reverse, making it easier to back into parking spaces, while a stability control system helps to keep you on course during wet and slippery road conditions.
Each model comes with sound absorption technology that makes for a pleasantly quiet ride. Acoustic-laminated glass windows and windshield help to block exterior noise. The doors have inner sound barriers, and the engine noise is blocked by hydraulic engine mounts and a sound-absorbing dash mat. Now it’s easy to talk to your passengers or listen to music without any distracting background noise.
Auto Start Stop Technology
This technology used to only be available with hybrid models, but now it’s available with gasoline engines too. It helps reduce fuel consumption by shutting off the engine when you hit the brakes and starting again once your foot is off the pedal. If you do a lot of city driving, this feature could really help you to cut your fuel costs.
This feature allows you to multitask without taking your eyes off the road. The voice control system has natural language voice recognition, making communication so much easier than before. You can ask it to play music and make phone calls for you. If you equip the available Navigation feature, you also get access to driving directions and traffic information. You’ll never need to fumble with a paper map again.
The 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot is available for all models and can support up to seven devices at a time. It comes in handy if you’re out with friends and need to check movie times or search for a nearby restaurant. Going on a family road trip? Then your children will enjoy streaming movies and TV shows on their tablets or laptops. If you forgot your favorite music at home, you can quickly download whatever you need.
Teen Driver Mode
This is something that will annoy teenagers everywhere, but give parents the peace of mind they need. The last thing you want is for your newest driver to get in an accident. A special key fob activates it when your child borrows the car, automatically turning on all the safety features and preventing her from turning them off.
It won’t let him blast any music until the front seat passengers have buckled up and, best of all, it keeps track of your teen’s driving progress. You can read the report afterward to see things like the maximum speed traveled and the amount of distance driven. It’s a smart, safe feature that is long overdue.
The 2017 Buick Envision has great new technology features that make the drive more safe and comfortable for everyone. If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, this might be just what you’re looking for.