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2021 Buick Envision vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Buick
Envision

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2020 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$31,800 to $42,200
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $30,337 to $40,259 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 22 - 24 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Buick Envision, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Envision.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Envision as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Buick Envision or the Nissan Pathfinder, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Envision and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Envision is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Buick Envision, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Buick Envision and the Nissan Pathfinder are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Buick Envision has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Buick Envision for pulling heavy loads. The Buick Envision has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
The Buick Envision has less seating than the Nissan Pathfinder, making the Nissan Pathfinder the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Buick Envision has significantly less cargo capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
The Buick Envision comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.