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Buick Rainier Features and Specs

Features & Specs

Review of the 2004 Buick Rainier

  • Buick is aiming to offer Lexus-like quality and design and the Rainier is a step in the right direction, but there's still plenty of catching up to do.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong drivetrains, upscale exterior treatment, decent off-road ability.

  • Cons

    Same old plastic inside, extra features jack up the price.

  • What's New for 2004

    The Rainier is an all-new SUV for Buick. It is based on GM's capable midsize SUV architecture which also supports the Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy. The Rainier is available with a V8 power, but there is no extended-length version.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Mcdonald's buick rainier review

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

We have owned this car for 18 months and have really enjoyed the power of the 5.3 liter V8 and the interior comfort is excellent. Perfect for our family of four.




Great!

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I really like this SUV. I have been in many SUVs and own a Suburban. I really like the room for me and my 4 kids and the drive is nice and safe. Safety is a big plus. The kids really enjoy the fact that they can control their a/c temp. Even though the gas is not much different than the Suburban I really am enjoying my new toy.




Seatbelt

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I think GM has finally achieved a seatbelt that is uncomfortable for every body type. The front belts come from the seat and cut into the neck of tall or large people and hit smaller people in the face. So you can get the the seat belt extension for free that enables you to move it around more however then the belt does not not lock in place making the safety value questionable.




Fun,safe and dependable

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

This Buick Is a very stable platform . Fun to drive due to great handling for us , the average driver. Speed and acceleration that makes you feel young when you need it, entering a freeway or getting out of a jam. Sometimes, just showing off. It just feels good to know that you're in command of the road on occasion. Plenty of room for passengers & Luggage. Easily maneuvers in any grocery store parking lot and brings the bacon home safley. Might keep this for 20 years.




An excellent choice

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I have been very surprised at the performance of this vehicle. No return visits to fix problems, and it just is excellent to have. Quiet, comfortable, handles good, with better than expected gas mileage. I bought it 3 months ago and went across the states from south to north and then from east to west coast. I really love it. Has the goodies on it, but they came standard, not at added expense. I had a Mercury Grand Marquis before and this vehicle lives up to the comfort and ease of driving that the Mercury has, besides having the luxury items that a Mercury spoils you with. They are hard to find, but well worth the trouble and time spent.




Rainier

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Vehicle: 2004 Buick Rainier CXL Plus Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Very responsive and fun to drive. The V8 gives enough power.



Full 2004 Buick Rainier Review

What's New for 2004

The Rainier is an all-new SUV for Buick. It is based on GM's capable midsize SUV architecture which also supports the Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy. The Rainier is available with a V8 power, but there is no extended-length version.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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