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Buick Rainier

The Buick was introduced in 2004 to spice up the line with an SUV. The replaced the Oldsmobile Bravada by the Buick parent company Motors. (The Bravada ran for two one from 1991 to 1994, the from 1996 to 2004.)

Rainier Origins

The Rainier was the vehicle by Buick to have a model since the 1980s. thwas was a change for the Buick most of the aesthetic qualities of the are pulled from other GM utility vehicles.

The Rainier was built at the Morraine plant in Ohio.

About the Rainier

The Buick Rainier was for its powerful engine, which incredible V-8 power. It was one of only SUVs from the GMT360 of vehicles to offer this engine. The Buick Rainier as either a rear drive or model.

The body of the Rainier was in typical SUV style, with a front and chopped off back. The closely resembleed its predecessor, the Bravada.

The Rainier provides and silence on the road. The Buick feature mades the ride the vehicle as quiet as possible. focuses on designing a vehicle as much ambient noise as is silenced.

Doors are triple-lined to reduce noise, glass is tuned to the frequency as engine functionality and noise from the road, and pads attach to the hood and the of the vehicle.

Driving the Rainier, proves less enjoyable. so many other SUVs, the exhibits poor handling due to the design and its height above the The handling of the vehicle was sloppy; when the steering wheel was fairly straight, veering occurs.

Safety also poses a The Rainier performed poorly on the Institute for Highway Safety test. The 2004 Rainier was the grade of Marginal for side and impact, placing it on the low end of the safety

The Buick Rainier did not last Due to its poor design and lackluster (resulting in miserable sales), the was discontinued in June 2007 in of the Buick Enclave, a full crossover SUV that performs than the Rainier.

Buick Rainier

Buick Rainier Evolution

The was not a high-performance vehicle; it never well and sold little. resulted in few changes before replaced the model with the

The original Rainier model was as the CXL and CXL Plus. Both models had a engine that produces 275 hp. A V-8 was available as an option. The LL8, engine has a 4.2-liter capacity, and the V-8 5300 engine has a 5.3-liter

All engines were coupled to a automatic transmission.

The size of the increased slightly over The 2004 and 2005 models in at 191.8 inches, while the and 2007 models grew to inches. The width of 75.4 and the height of 74.5 inches the same throughout the entire run.

The CXL Plus model included options than the entry-level CXL and a trim. Buick eventually the CXL and instead focused on improving the CXL

The 2007 model, made before the vehicle was replaced, did some signs of improvement. A new suspension, special climate better wheels, anti-lock and new traction and stability control improved the driving experience and The 2007 model also all-wheel drive as an added

A fancy innovation on the 2007 was the heads-up display, which the vehicle’s current speed on the

If you are looking for a well-priced SUV for you and your and you are considering a Rainier, think Too many glitches, cheap and appalling safety features this vehicle a resounding no. a used Buick Enclave if

The Enclave outperforms the Rainier in ways; it makes it a perfectly alternative if you want to stick the Buick brand.

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