First, I’m properly conscious that there’s an inflatable hearse on my garden, which can also be haunted. Simply go forward and get used to that background for a number of weeks.
Second, the 2024 Buick Envista is a good automobile! Simply probably the most stunning factor I’ve pushed this 12 months, and though I will go into the whole lot else in a full assessment coming quickly, the cargo space contributes to that common sense of nice shock.
The specs say it has 20.7 cubic-feet of house, which might be in step with the subcompact SUV phase it competes with on worth (even when it is extra akin to a compact by way of size). Let’s have a look at how that quantity interprets into precise stuff.
At first look, I used to be not anticipating good issues. Sure, its ample size is fairly indicative of a compact SUV, however the top is nowhere shut. With the inflexible cargo cowl in place, it mainly seems to be like a trunk — however extra on that cowl in a second.
Not like most subcompact and compact SUVs, the Envista doesn’t provide a twin stage cargo ground that provides additional cargo house whereas nonetheless making a fold-flat again seat potential. In different phrases, Buick is clearly leaving some cubic-feet on the desk right here.
This cowl can be of the big, inflexible, nowhere-to-keep-it-in-the-car, hatchback selection. I’m not a fan, particularly for the Envista. You are about to see why.
Carry on the luggage. As with each Baggage Take a look at, I exploit two midsize curler suitcases that may must be checked in on the airport (26 inches lengthy, 16 huge, 11 deep), two roll-aboard suitcases that simply barely match within the overhead (24L x 15W x 10D), and one smaller roll-aboard that matches simply (23L x 15W x 10D). I additionally embody my spouse’s fancy in a single day bag simply to spruce issues up a bit (21L x 12W x 12D).
That will be the three largest baggage, however that is all you are becoming. I attempted to dislodge the duvet and let it relaxation on high, however nope, liftgate would not shut. No less than the center little bit of the cargo cowl has that raised center bit that completely wrapped round my massive blue bag. With out that, this outcome would’ve been even worse.
So, when you had been selecting up somebody from the airport, that they had extra baggage than this and also you forgot to take away the cargo cowl, you would be in bother.
If, nonetheless, you keep in mind to chuck the cargo cowl …
Holy cow, all the luggage match!
I used to be genuinely stunned by this outcome. The Tetris formation is somewhat bizarre, nevertheless it wasn’t onerous to suit the whole lot in right here. Fancy bag seems to be somewhat smashed, however relaxation assured, it will match even when stuffed with stuff.
Within the subcompact SUV phase, solely the Bronco Sport, VW Taos and Kia Seltos (in that order) are clearly superior to this. Though many different entries within the phase managed to additionally match the whole lot, the benefit with which they match within the Envista and the quantity of room leftover put it on high of that second tier.
I believe the important thing component right here is all that cargo space size, and once more, if Buick managed to supply a dual-level cargo ground and went with a special cargo cowl design, there can be much more current. Nonetheless, once you pair this cargo functionality to its equally surprisingly again seat leg- and headroom, the Envista is a surprisingly sensible automobile regardless of these modern, curvaceous seems to be and low worth. This well-equipped Sport Touring mannequin price solely $29,070.