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Buick Envision vs BMW X3

By Harvey

Your car of choice does not have to be so flashy. You can go for something safe and family-friendly. The Buick Envision and the BMW X3 can help suit the needs of what ever you are looking for. Which one would be more compatible to your needs? Take a look at both sides of the coin.’

About The Buick Envision

Buick Envision looks like every family’s choice for a safe car. They will feel much better with the rear park assist and the rear vision camera. Surround vision will give you a better view of everything around you.

Lane keep assist will keep you in your lane at all times, keeping you from wandering in another line if your mind starts to wander. Texting and driving are taken out of the equation with smartphone connectivity.

Speaking of phones, you can charge your phone without using chords or wires. Five people can all fit in the Buick Envision. You can fit up to 57.3 cu. ft. of cargo in the back.

You will never again have to use your hands to open the liftgate to get out all of your belongings. On top of that, the Buick Envision lets your passengers to beautiful views of the sky with the new panoramic moonroof.

This car is also looks so beautiful with its sculpted lines and sleek curves. The inside is just as sweet as the outside. The Buick Envision has a heated steering wheel perfect for winter. The cooled front cars are perfect for the summer.

People in the back seat can control the temperature. Everyone will no longer have to suffer from being too hot or too cold. You will enjoy the nice quiet ride from the inside.

This car has a little feature called Buick QuieTuning. A triple door seals and acoustic laminated glass placed in the windshield and front windows will block out noises, making your drive much more peaceful. An air ionizer will help keep the inside of the car nice and fresh. The site lets you build the version of the car you want and put a price on it.

About The BMW X3

When people think of BMW, they see German luxury. However, that is not always the case. BMW X3 has a mix of both sporty and family-friendly. The site lets you build your own version of this sweet ride.

You can fit up to 62.7 cu. ft. of cargo in the back. The spilt fold-down seats help to give more space for everything you want to pack in the back. Eight inches of ground clearance for navigating through terrane like snow and sand makes the car much easier to drive through on the long road trips.

The BMW X3 grants everyone plenty of margin for steep sections. Want more comfort and control when you are driving down the driveway? The Adaptive M Sport suspension for the M40i will make life much easier.

On top of that, the seamless interface makes the BMW X3 a sweeter ride. This vehicle uses the latest version of iDrive. It responds to touch, voice command, or the optional gesture control.

Previous 2016 Model Comparisons

This week we will feature a new battle between SUVs, as the new Chinese-built Buick Envision squares off against another heavy hitter in the Sport Utility Vehicle category, the 2016 BMW X3. While the Buick Envision is an all-new model for the American market, the X3 also has a few surprises under its hood.

The new generation of BMW X3’s has a diesel-powered trim at its customers’ disposal. The all-wheel-drive X3 4-Door xDrive28d comes with a 2.0 Liter Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 engine that can give the car 180 horsepower and 280 net torque. Nevertheless, the main attractive in this diesel-powered trim of the BMW SUV is its fuel economy.

The xDrive28d has an estimated fuel consumption of 27 mpg driving in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, making it a much more fuel efficient trim in comparison to its other builds. For example, the most dominant model in the X3 series, the all-wheel-drive 2016 BMW X3 xDrive35i, has a 3.0 Liter Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 under its hood.

With the I-6 engine, the X3’s driver can count on 300 horsepower and 300 net torque of production from the vehicle. Yet, all that power comes with a price to pay at the next gas station. The xDrive35i consumes an estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg driving on the highway.

The other two trims available for the BMW X3 have the same estimated fuel economy rating. Both the rear-wheel-drive sDrive28i and the all-wheel-drive xDrive28i consume an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

2016 buick envision

Being the first of its kind, the 2016 Buick Envision will not be available in the market until this summer, and until today there had been no news in terms of its estimated fuel economy rating.

Nonetheless, while there is no news on its fuel economy, we can still give you the specs for the engine that will power the first ever Chinese-built model to hit these shores.

The Envision will have a 2.0 Liter Ecotec DOHC I-4 VVT DI Turbocharged engine powering its every move. According to media.buick.com, the engine will push the vehicle to an estimated 252 horsepower and 260 torque.

Now, while a lot about the vehicle’s performance is still a mystery to many of us, there is no shortage of information when it comes to the new technologies that Buick hopes will push its SUV over the competition.

Starting with its comfortable-looking interior, the Envision has the makings of a very relaxing and safe vehicle.

The QuietTuning technology of the Envision, for example, is designed to use Active Noise Cancellation and comprehensive sound absorption technology to make sure the driver won’t be bothered by the mundane sounds of the outside, like other vehicles and the wind.

The issue of pricing is also uncertain when it comes to the Envision, but the base model of the 2016 Buick Envision is expected to be priced in the $30,000 range.

Its BMW counterpart, on the other hand, has prices ranging from the high 30,000s to the mid 40,000s, with the base rear-wheel-drive 2016 BMW X3 sDrive28i starting at $38,950 and the powerful all-wheel-drive X3 xDrive35i starting at $46,800.