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2021 Buick Envision vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Buick
Envision

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2021 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$31,800 to $42,200
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $30,337 to $40,259 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 22 - 24 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
The Buick Envision offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Ascent, with comparable head- and legroom. The Subaru Ascent 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
The Buick Envision requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Ascent, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Envision will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Envision is much higher than that for the Subaru Ascent.

Dimensions
Since the Buick Envision is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Envision doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Handling
The Buick Envision has the same turning radius as the Subaru Ascent, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Buick Envision seats a lot fewer people than the Subaru Ascent. The Buick Envision has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
The Buick Envision comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Ascent.