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Buick Rainier

2007 Buick Rainier

Not up the standards of a luxury SUV.

by Automotive on 7/16/2007

The 2007 Rainier is a luxury sport vehicle (SUV) in name it has more in common with GM SUVs than it does any of the competition in this vaunted and segment. The engine power is but doesn’t lead the class. is subpar, and the cabin is far from buyers would expect an expensive luxury SUV.

It is difficult to recommend the Rainier there is a plethora of vastly choices available.

The Range

Styles: SUV

Engines: 4.2-liter 5.3-liter V-8

What’s New


Buick Rainier

In the cabin, the one trim level standard with the bare-bone needed to get away with it a luxury SUV: leather simulated wood accents, front seats, memory for the seats and mirrors, dual-zone climate control, a CD player and telematics.

Stand-alone options include adjustable pedals, satellite heated seats, a six-disc CD a navigation system and a rear-seat DVD system. This is a respectable of cabin gear, but given how items some makers to cram into an interior, the once again seems to be Overall, the interior of the Rainier is too of GM’s lower level

Performance Handling

While the SUV has only one trim level, is a choice of two different powerful A 4.2-liter inline six used by GM SUVs comes standard and 291 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. the performance of the six is adequate, buyers who heavy towing capacity consider the 5.3-liter V-8. engine produces 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of

With the V-8, maximum capacity is rated at 6700 Both engines mate to a automatic, the only available This gearbox proves to be as it makes smooth and efficient that handle all driving

The Rainier can be had in two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive

Luxury SUVs are expected by buyers to handle more sedans than trucks, if off-road duties are a consideration. The is based on a truck platform and like it. It can do off-road work, but on it handles poorly with slipping and moves that do not confidence.

Like most truck-based GM this SUV falls behind capable rivals in the handling


Standard safety for the Rainier include stability anti-lock disc brakes, and a subscription to OnStar. Full-length curtain airbags are optional. seat-mounted side airbags are not a side curtain airbag-equipped Buick Rainier received the rating possible of five in NHTSA’s side-impact testing for and rear-passenger protection.

In the same agency’s frontal-impact the Rainier garnered a three-star for the driver and four stars for the passenger. In IIHS frontal testing, the Rainier managed the second lowest of four with a marginal.

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