Quiet but Average SUV
By Driver770 on
2004 Buick Rainier CXL Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Needs more refinement to compete in
class. Incentives make this vehicle
worth what you finally pay for it.
Noise levels are low, except for wind
noise at speeds greater than 60 mph.
Fit and finish are below standards.
Gaps where bumper plastic meets fender
is very visible. Base six cylinder
engine is great - smooth, refined, and
plenty of power. Gas mileage is less
than advertised. Resonant noises, only
at certain speeds, create a booming
rumble that is very annoying. Already
have a few rattles. Overall, a good
touring vehicle that does not offend.
Just don't drive it too hard, and don't
expect more than it costs.
Interior is tastefully done. Engine is
smooth, quiet, and powerful. Memory
settings for seats, radio, and hvac are
convenient for multiple drivers.
Need to eliminate resonance from
exhaust/drivetrain that creates booming
noise at certain speeds in vehicle.
Base radio lacks fidelity by a wide
margin - drowns you in distorted bass
with bass set to low.