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2016 Buick Envision

Midsize luxury SUV
Crashworthiness
  • Small overlap front
  • Driver-side
    G
  • Passenger-side
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G

Crash avoidance & Mitigation
Front crash prevention
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment

Headlights
A
only certain
trims

Child Seat Anchors (LATCH)
ease of use
M

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Model year Small overlap front Moderate overlap front Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention Headlights LATCH ease of use
Driver Passenger
2017
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
A
M
2016
G
G
G
G
G
Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
A
M

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Buick Envision was introduced in the 2016 model year.

Structure

The driver space was maintained well, with maximum intrusion of the lower interior of 12 cm at the lower hinge pillar. Upper interior intrusion measured 7 cm at the hinge pillar and instrument panel.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity, including head injury risk from the head contacting steering wheel rim.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

The dummy’s head barely contacted the frontal airbag before sliding off the left side, leaving the head vulnerable to contact with forward structure. Additionally, the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the dummy’s head and torso to the extent the head hit the steering wheel rim. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Buick Envision Premium I 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,988 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1626
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 6
Left toepan (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 3
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 7
Upper dash (cm) 7
Lower instrument panel (cm) 7

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1626
Head
HIC-15 116
Peak gs at hard contact 54
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.1
Extension bending moment (Nm) 41
Maximum Nij 0.37
Chest maximum compression (mm) 20
Femur (kN)
Left 2.1
Right 0.0
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 5
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.64
Right 0.38
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 1.9
Right 1.2
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 75
Right 44

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Buick Envision was introduced in the 2016 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. The driver side curtain airbag deployed during the crash. As the dummy moved forward into the frontal airbag, its head also contacted the side curtain airbag.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Buick Envision Premium I 4-door 4wd
Weight 3,985 lbs.
Side airbags front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1609
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 8
Left (cm) 13
Center (cm) 12
Right (cm) 12
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 2
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -1
Rearward (cm) -4
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1609
Head
HIC-15 164
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.6
Extension bending moment (Nm) 5
Maximum Nij 0.34
Chest maximum compression (mm) 28
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.8
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.79
Maximum tibia index - right 0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.4
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.0
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 90

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Buick Envision was introduced in the 2016 model year.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy’s head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 2016 Buick Envision Premium II 4-door 4wd
Weight 4,060 lbs.
Side airbags standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 108 in.
Length 184 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 2.0 L turbocharged 4-cylinder
EPA ratings 20 mpg city / 26 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1612
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-21.0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1612
Head HIC-15 105
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Compression (kN) 0.3
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 35
Lateral force (kN) 1.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 32
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.67
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.69
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.6
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 1.4
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.6
L-M moment (Nm) 101
A-P moment (Nm) 29

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1612
Head HIC-15 77
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 16
Lateral force (kN) 0.6
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 21
Average deflection (mm) 19
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 1.38
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.15
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 2.6
Combined force (kN) 2.7
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 92
A-P moment (Nm) 30

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 4,055 lbs
Peak force 18,843 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.65
Tested vehicle
2016 Buick Envision Premium II 4-door 4wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

In the test, the strength of the roof is determined by pushing a metal plate against one side of it at a slow but constant speed. The force applied relative to the vehicle's weight is known as the strength-to-weight ratio. This graph shows how the ratio varied as the test of this vehicle progressed. The peak strength-to-weight ratio recorded at any time before the roof is crushed 5 inches is the key measurement of roof strength.

A good rating requires a strength-to-weight ratio of at least 4. In other words, the roof must withstand a force of at least 4 times the vehicle's weight before the plate crushes the roof by 5 inches. For an acceptable rating, the minimum required strength-to-weight ratio is 3.25. For a marginal rating, it is 2.5. Anything lower than that is poor.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Power leather seat

How this test is conducted

Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 16
Distance below top of head (mm) 17
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 11.1
Head contact time (ms) 54
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 9
Max neck tension (N) 380

Applies to 2016-17 models

System details

  • Optional Front Automatic Braking

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Advanced
with optional
equipment
4 points total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
2 points

High-speed autobrake

In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 9 mph.
1 point

Tested vehicle

2016 Buick Envision Premium II 4-door 4wd

How this rating is determined

Applies to 2016 models

System details

  • Standard Forward Collision Alert

Overall evaluation

Crash avoidance rating
Basic
1 point total

Forward collision warning

This system meets the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's criteria for forward collision warning.
1 point

Low-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

High-speed autobrake

Not available.
0 points

How this rating is determined

Ratings are given for 2 different headlight variations available for this vehicle.
Trim level(s)
  • Premium II trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? Yes
Overall rating
A
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was good on the sharp left and both right curves and fair on the gradual left curve.

The low beams created some glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
Automatically switches between low beams and high beams (high-beam assist)? No
Overall rating
P
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams

On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams

On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

How this test is conducted

Trim level(s)
  • Premium II trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
A
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 83.5 m None
Straightaway left edge 68.6 m None
250m radius right curve, left edge 82.8 m 51.9 %
250m radius left curve, right edge 62.4 m 3.3 %
150m radius right curve, right edge 70.9 m 31.0 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 68.1 m 14.3 %
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 106.3 m
Straightaway left edge 103.2 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 85.4 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 90.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 69.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 73.4 m

Trim level(s)
  • Premium trim
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
P
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 106.5 m 132.8 %
Straightaway left edge 60.2 m 132.8 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.4 m 30.8 %
250m radius left curve, left edge 45.9 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 34.3 m 71.6 %
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 118.8 m
Straightaway left edge 84.0 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 46.9 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 48.7 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 34.0 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 38.3 m

Applies to 2016-17 models

How this rating is determined

Overall evaluation

M
Vehicle trim Premium II
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

1 2 3


Good
Acceptable
Marginal
Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
Tether anchor
Lower anchors
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
too much force needed to attach
easy to maneuver around anchors

Seat position 21

3
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 80
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 81
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 22

2
Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No

Seat position 23

1
Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 83
Lower anchor B
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) could not measure
Clearance angle (degrees) 82
Tether anchor
Location Middle seatback
Confusing hardware present Yes
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
No
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover
3
Driver and passnger knee airbags: separate airbags in the lower instrument panel designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes
4
Electronic stability control
5
Antilock brakes
6
Daytime running lights

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