Ranier vs. Lexus 330
By Simon Belmont on
2004 Buick Rainier CXL AWD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Comparable or better to Lexus RX330 in
quiet ride (we have both vehicles) in
our family. Solid feel when driving
due to body on frame design - much more
so than Lexus RX330 with unibody
construction. Interior is somewhat
sparse compared to Lexus RX330 and
doesn't feel as open as Lexus, but has
very good leg room. Could use more
interior storage areas. Better value
than RX330 when considering that GM
Dealers will discount $3,000 to $5,000
off of window price with incentives
etc. Good lease vehicle through GMAC.
Convenience of controls. Many functions
are located on steering wheel. Quiet
and comfortable ride.
More interior storage areas (i.e. map
pocket behind drivers seat). Adjustable
rear seat. Power rear hatch.