You just started a family and want to buy a new car. You want something that is both safe and fun. You don’t want to be just like every other boring family in the area.
Now you have to think hard about how you want to handle this and what kind of car you want. First, you’ll need to check how much money you have. Spending too much money that will put you in debt is not a good idea. Once you know how much money you have, you can start looking around.
It’s not smart to go car shopping without any plan. You should remember that you’ll have this car for a long time. You want something that will last until you need to buy another car and is safe, comfortable, and stylish. So, you’ll need to make a smart choice.
The Buick Envision and the Volvo XC90 are two cars that can give you what you want and need. These cars look the same at first glance. But they are both different in ways that set them apart from one another.
The Buick Envision
The Buick Envision is stylish and great for families. The safety is perfect for keeping your kids safe. One problem is that you can’t see what’s going on around you. The problem is no longer there because of the surround vision.
This system will give the driver a “bird’s-eye” view of the scene around them from the display in the centre stack. This will help avoid accidents. Instead of making that annoying noise, the safety alert seat will send pulses of vibration.
A smart airbag system is also built into the Buick Envision. The back-up camera and rear cross-traffic alert will keep you safe from what’s going on behind you. You no longer have to worry about hitting something when you are going backwards.
With lane keep assist and lane departure warning, you won’t drift into another lane even if you are daydreaming while driving. A lane change alert and a side blind zone alert are also included.
When you change lanes, these cute little things will help you avoid hitting cars that are in your blind spot. You won’t have a front-end crash because of the forward collision alert. The last part is the front brake, which will help you stop after an accident and keep any more damage from happening.
The Volvo XC90
The Volvo has been a classic for a long time. There are safety features built into the Volvo XC90 that will put your mind at ease. The Homelink Compass in the Inner Rear Mirror will help stop rear-end collisions. The compass will help you find your way if you get lost.
The LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights that look like Thor’s Hammer and Auto Highbeam will help you see better at night and in bad weather.
Need a more comfortable ride on the road? The Pilot Assist system is there to help you drive. It also has adaptive cruise control built in. Are you afraid of getting hit from the sides? The Volvo XC90 has a side impact protection system that will help with this.
Nothing that can’t be fixed with ultra-high strength steel. A system that checks your tyre pressure will let you know when the air pressure in your tyres is low. Your phone can be linked to the Volvo XC90. With GPS and Engine Remote Start, the On Call system can help.
This car also has a Whiplash Protection System, prepaid maintenance plans, and Volvo service contracts that will make your car even safer for you and your family.
Previous 2016 Comparison
The number of Sport Utility Vehicles on the American market is growing, so we compared two of the top contenders in this category. The 2016 Volvo XC90 is just as nice as the 2016 Buick Envision, which is the first car of its kind.
Let’s talk about how much gas a car uses. The fuel economy numbers for the new generation of Chinese Buick SUVs have not yet been made public. On the other hand, the 2016 Volvo XC90 is one of the best in its class when it comes to these numbers.
The Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum with front-wheel drive gets about 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
The most powerful version of Volvo’s SUV, the XC90, is also very good on gas. The all-wheel-drive Volvo XC90 T6 First Edition gets an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, making it a great choice for people who want to find a good balance between economy and performance.
The T6 First Edition is powered by a Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4 engine that can give the driver 316 horsepower and 295 torque on a 2.0L engine.
The 2.0-liter Ecotec Turbo Engine in the Envision gives it 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This model was made in China.
The American market will only be able to get one model of the Buick Envision, but Volvo’s 2016 line of XC90s comes in seven different styles. The front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the T5 R-Design, T5 Momentum, and T5 Inscription are both available. The T6 R-Design, the T6 Momentum, the T6 Inscription, and the T6 First Edition are the four other models that can only be bought with all-wheel drive.
Even though it’s not clear how much gas the Envision uses and there aren’t many models to choose from, the Buick car has a lot going for it when it comes to new ideas.
Starting with the brand-new Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, the company says it constantly checks the car’s grip and adjusts to the road, getting ahead of the curve by sending power to the wheels with the most grip. This helps the Envision turn corners and stay perfectly connected to the road.
Still, when it comes to safety, the always-safe Volvo has the last word. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety picked the 2016 Volvo XC90 as one of the safest cars in its class and gave it a Top Safety Pick Plus award.
The 2016 Volvo XC90 has two new safety features. The Run Off Road Protection Package on the Volvo model stops the car automatically if another car drives into its path at an intersection.
Now, the Volvo CX90 is better than the Buick in many ways, but it also costs more than the Buick. The front-wheel-drive T5 Momentum trim of the 2016 Volvo CX90 starts at $43,950, and the most expensive trim, the T6 First Edition, starts at $65,700.
Official prices for the Buick SUV haven’t been announced yet, but the base model of the 2016 Buick Envision is likely to cost around $30,000.