OK, like most of us in my age group (40- 50) the name Buick is not a vehicle we are familiar with unless its a Buick Grand National, an 80s muscle car! At least thats the case for me. OK, my parents have owned them but I thought it was an old persons car lol but I guess all things change and after having a family myself I have become less about speed and performance and more at whats practical and comfortable. Dont get me wrong for a V-6 putting out an impressive 291 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque its no slouch. after looking at the Envoys I was sold on the Rainier. The Buick Rainier out classes the Envoy and rides like an upper class town car. Its the best bang for your buck!