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2021 Buick Envision vs 2021 Ford Edge

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  • 2021 Buick Envision

    A white 2021 Buick Envision is angled left after winning a 2021 Buick Envision vs 2021 Ford Edge comparison.

    Starting at

    $31,800*

    2021 Ford Edge

    A white 2021 Ford Edge is angled right.

    Starting at

    $32,750*

    24/31Fuel Economy (city/highway) (MPG)21/29
    9Automatic Transmission Speed7 or 8
    5Seating5

    Quintessentially timeless and distinctly refined, Buick showcases a lineup of fine automobiles that makes the automaker stand out in a sea of other luxury options. When you're shopping for an SUV, you may be wondering about the selection offered, and if you want untouched style, unmatched sophistication, and high-level performance, the Envision is a top choice. But there may be another vehicle that's vying for the top spot, wanting to prove itself to the masses that you don't have to be a luxury vehicle to have luxury appeal: the Ford Edge. When it comes to the 2021 Buick Envision vs 2021 Ford Edge, which one comes out on top?

    While both of these vehicles are good, there is something about the Envision that puts it above the Edge in this competition. From its impeccable style to its excellent performance and technology, the all-new Envision has a lot more to offer drivers. Let's discover which vehicle is better suited to providing you with an untouchable ride that just keeps getting better and better as the years progress.

  • Style

    A black 2021 Buick Envision is parked outside of a modern home.

    If you find yourself taking a closer look at the 2021 Buick Envision and the 2021 Ford Edge, you may have style on your mind. After all, with Buick's legendary style and Ford's modern designs, how could you pass these two stunning travelers up? Let's take some time to get to know these two SUVs to find out which vehicle harnesses the most immaculate style.

    Alluring Appeal

    Make no mistake, the 2021 Buick Envision is dressed to impress, and few vehicles can compete with this compact traveler. As you're welcomed into the cockpit of the Envision, you'll find that it's anything but ordinary with carefully crafted details, luxury appointments, and so much more. Enjoy a massaging driver's seat while you sit in traffic and tune out the hectic noise of those around you with the Envision's QuietTuning Technology, designed to deliver a quiet and peaceful ride. Innovative features, like an In-Vehicle Air-Ionizer to purify the air in the cabin and your choice of trim levels, including the inspiring Avenir, make the Envision an ideal choice for many who want to get cozy while they travel.

    If you're wondering how the 2021 Ford Edge compares to the lavishly inspiring Envision cabin, well you may want to prepare for some slight disappointment. Even though the Edge is laid out nicely, you won't find the level of refinement that you'll notice in the Envision. Now don't get us wrong, the Edge isn't cheap on the inside, but it's not very luxurious either, lacking the excitement that you're able to feel in other vehicles in its class, like the Envision. More simplistic and functional, the Edge is a fine choice, but if you want more opulence, the Envision can't be beat.

    Stylish Function

    Driving an SUV means that you want more out of your vehicle, like more space to handle everything you're hauling in the day. The 2021 Envision features a pristine interior with plenty of configurable space to accommodate anything. With room for up to five, the Envision provides you with a total of 52.7 cu.ft. of cargo space with second-row fold-down seating, making the Envision a popular choice for those who want luxury and function seamlessly blended together. The Edge also impresses here with a spacious cabin, offering up to 39.2 cu.ft. behind its second row. If you're looking to handle gear, people, and more, these two SUVs can accomplish this without trouble.

    The Top Choice

    For those who are seeking unrivaled luxury, there's no competing with a Buick. The 2021 Envision was born out of the desire for a more sophisticated ride. While the Edge offers up a nicely designed space, it just isn't anywhere near the level of perfection that resides inside a Buick. Because of this, we have to side with the Envision here when it comes to the overall style. With its sleek, chiseled design inside and out, few vehicles can come close to its sheer beauty.

  • Performance

    A red 2021 Buick Envision is shown from the side driving past a hotel.

    It always helps to ride in a vehicle that's reliable, safe, and confident, which is exactly what you'll find when you're looking at the 2021 Buick Envision and the 2021 Ford Edge. When you take a closer look, however, you may find that one vehicle overshadows the other when it comes to power and capabilities. So, which vehicle is the performance winner? Let's find out.

    Top-Level Engines

    The 2021 Buick Envision is equipped with a 2.0L Turbo ECOTEC engine, which delivers a stunning 228 horsepower to this highly impressive traveler. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, you're in for a smooth ride, no matter where you're going, with exciting acceleration and responsive handling. With a fine-tuned suspension, not only can you enjoy a comfortable ride, you're more in control, especially when the road gets a little bumpy. If efficiency is on your mind, you'll be able to travel with confidence, knowing that the Envision's front-wheel drive models get up to 24 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. Its all-wheel drive models get up to 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

    You have your choice between a couple of engines with the 2021 Ford Edge. The Edge comes with a peppy four-cylinder that provides it with 250 horsepower, while its upgraded ST model is available with a more powerful 2.7L twin-turbocharged V6, providing it with 335 horsepower. Although it's nice to be able to have more power, having to pay extra for it isn't always in the budget. When it comes to efficiency, you can expect the Edge to perform on par with the others in its class, getting up to 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

    Driving Capabilities

    Both the 2021 Envision and the 2021 Edge offer all-wheel drive capabilities, making them solid options whether the road ahead is icy, rain-slicked, rocky, or muddy. The Envision does a nice job of helping you navigate these conditions through its selectable drive modes, providing you with the ability to traverse any road condition with precision and agility. Although the Edge can take you wherever you need to go, don't expect an exhilarating ride, as many drivers report the drive is ho-hum at best.

    Performance Winner

    Not only can you expect to find a powerful engine in the Envision, you're also able to take advantage of impressive fuel efficiency. The Edge does offer a stronger engine than its base, but you'll need to prepare to pay a higher price in order to enjoy that. With reports of boring driving dynamics, our choice is clear. The 2021 Buick Envision sports an exciting, smooth, and comfortable ride, and combined with its high level of style, there's no competition when the Envision is involved.

  • Technology

    The interior of a 2021 Buick Envision shows the steering wheel and infotainment screen.

    There's nowhere we want to go these days without technology in our vehicles. After all, with all that's offered when it comes to connectivity, safety, and more, technology is an important factor to consider when shopping for your next car. Fortunately, the 2021 Buick Envision and the 2021 Ford Edge both showcase remarkable tech designed to take your ride to the next level, but which vehicle offers more?

    Connectivity & More

    Inside the 2021 Envision, you'll not only notice beautiful, high-end appointments; you'll also find some of the latest tech features available. Through either its 8-inch or available 10.2-inch touchscreen, you'll have access to all the features you could ever wish for in a vehicle, like a standard 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot, premium audio system, and QuietTuning noise-canceling technology for a more enjoyable ride. You'll also be able to upgrade to available features, like navigation as well as Amazon Alexa Built-In to make your day-to-day errands easier. When you're traveling in the Envision, there's no task you won't be able to accomplish, making it perfect for the busy traveler.

    The 2021 Edge showcases its SYNC 4A infotainment system through a 12-inch touchscreen, providing you with access to all the in-vehicle apps you can expect to find in other vehicles in its class, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Amazon Alexa is also available in the Edge to help make your everyday journey easier, as well as optional navigation and more. All in all, the Edge offers up an inspiring suite of tech features to make any ride better.

    Safety & Driver Assist

    Traveling in the Envision means having access to enhanced tech to make your drive safer and more controlled, like its available Head-Up Display, which shows you pertinent information right on the windshield, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road. With a Rear Camera Mirror, seeing obstacles behind you just got easier. Through Buick Driver Confidence Plus, you're able to stay safe and secure with features like Lane Keep Assist, Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist, and more. Ford also showcases a nice suite of safety features available through its Ford Co-Pilot360 suite.

    Tech Winner

    This one is a close one, seeing as both the Envision and the Edge both sport some of the best tech on the market, as well as superior safety systems. One main difference here is the Envision's use of QuietTuning technology to really make any journey, no matter how chaotic, more peaceful and serene. Because of this, we're going to have to choose the Envision over the Edge. After all, it helps to be able to wind down after a hectic day.

Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick of Georgetown 38.2189, -84.5411.