Used 2007 Buick Rendezvous
Pros & Cons
- Fold-flat third row seats, comfortable ride, abundant interior storage, attractive cabin design, above-average fuel economy.
- Can't get all-wheel drive, considerably less powerful than competitors, ungainly handling, some subpar interior materials, dated exterior styling.
Edmunds' Expert Review
Although it's more spacious and fuel-efficient than other midsize crossover SUVs, the 2007 Buick Rendezvous falls short of the competition when it comes to performance and cabin quality. And with all-wheel drive no longer available, its winter-weather utility is limited as well.
The early advertisements for the Buick Rendezvous showed an SUV, a luxury car and a minivan driving into a gloomy castle. After a bolt of lightning strikes the castle, the Rendezvous emerges, the gist of it being that Buick had combined the best aspects of those three vehicles in its crossover offering.
Although clever, that commercial was prone to exaggeration. Although the 2007 Buick Rendezvous presents itself like a tall luxury wagon, its performance can't match more powerful rivals, and close inspection reveals several instances of lesser-quality materials. The roomy cabin, with seating for up to seven, does make it a capable people mover, like a minivan. But real minivans still have an advantage in third-row seat comfort and space efficiency. Even light-duty off-roading had proven to be a problem for the Rendezvous in past road tests, and with the AWD (all-wheel drive) option dropped this year, this Buick wouldn't be our first pick for those needing a winter-friendly crossover vehicle. Strongly in its favor, however, is the Rendezvous' relative frugality with fuel -- we've averaged 21 mpg in our road tests compared to 18 mpg in the eight-passenger Honda Pilot, one of the Buick's chief competitors.
With its comfortable seating, sound ergonomics, generous storage and admirable fuel efficiency, the Rendezvous is a decent choice for a family vehicle. And of course there is the purchase price, which is thousands less than comparably equipped competitors with seven-passenger seating. If you can accept its shortcomings, the 2007 Buick Rendezvous may provide the combination of utility, comfort and affordability you're looking for in a family crossover vehicle, though we would recommend that you explore the many other alternatives in this segment before making a decision.
Buick Rendezvous models
The Buick Rendezvous comes in two trim levels: base CX and the more luxurious CXL. Included with the CX are 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, automatic headlights, a CD player, rear parking assist and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Moving up to the CXL adds leather seating, power front seats, a third-row seat, automatic dual-zone climate control, front-seat side airbags, traction control, a trip computer, tire-pressure monitor, Homelink, wood-tone cabin trim and alloy wheels. Many of these features can also be had as options on the CX. Exclusive options for the CXL include a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, leather and suede seating, a head-up display, a six-disc CD changer audio system and heated seats. Optional on both are a power moonroof, XM satellite radio and second-row captain's chairs (a three-passenger bench is standard).
Performance & mpg
The only engine available in the Rendezvous is a 3.5-liter V6. Output is respectable at 201 horsepower and 216 pound-feet of torque, though still quite a bit less than most rivals that offer 40 or more horsepower. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission available. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is not available. Performance is surprisingly peppy around town, as the well-matched and intelligent automatic gearbox makes the most of the engine's power. Still, passing and merging power at higher speeds lags behind the Rendezvous' stronger competition. EPA fuel economy estimates are a respectable 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
Antilock brakes are standard on the CX, but other safety features, such as traction control and front side airbags are optional. They're standard on the CXL. Stability control is not available on either Rendezvous. In NHTSA crash tests, the Buick Rendezvous scored three and four stars (out of five) in frontal-impact testing, and a perfect five-star rating in side-impact crash tests (though the driver's door swung open when unlocked during this test.) During frontal offset crash testing by the IIHS, the Rendezvous scored an "Acceptable" rating (the second highest on a scale of four).
Highway cruising yields a comfortable ride quality without the typical "float" associated with some Buick sedans. Push the Rendezvous a little bit harder, however, and the physics of its tall, narrow body take over, resulting in considerably more body roll in corners. Placed in a similar situation, newer competitors feel more athletic and stable. The Buick's steering is also on the slow side and offers minimal feedback. Going off road, especially now that AWD is no longer an option, is not recommended as the Rendezvous' soft suspension calibrations have it crashing over and through even moderate bumps and ruts.
A variety of wood-tone and metallic accents lend an upscale ambiance to the roomy Rendezvous cabin. The quality of the interior materials is better than most GM products, though there are still cheap plastics here and there. Space for passengers in the first two rows is generous, but the third-row seat is best left to children. Cargo capacity is more than ample at 109 cubic feet, while towing capacity stands at 3,500 pounds.
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Most helpful consumer reviews
I am an owner of a BMW M5 and an Audi S4. But I needed a vehicle with genuine luggage capacity for a vacation. I rented a Rendezvous CXL. I really liked it. My wife really liked it. Even our college-bound son admitted he liked it.The Rendezvous offered very comfortable seats and comfortable ride, quiet and reasonable horsepower, though I always would like more. It provides a great view and command of the highway and there was no difficulty in handling city driving. I had been considering the purchase of a BMW X5 as an SUV but I am now seriously considering a Rendezvous CXL, or Buicks successor to the Rendezvous, the Enclave. Congratulations to a fine American car.
We own 4 Buicks of different years which have all turned out to be extremely reliable. our 2007 Ruby red Rendezvous has 108 cu feet of cargo space .. more than any CUV it's size... and gets a easy 25mpg even going up and down the hilly highways of PA.. I change my own brakes and the Lucas all alloy brakes are very easy to change rotors and pads... never had a bolt stick because the alloy does not rust. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. Take care of this car and it will take care of you. At 4,000lbs it will be safer than the tiny SUVs I see running around with more interior space and the option to take out the rear seats. Very good practical vehicle.
This is one of the best handling cars that I have ever owned. The Rendezvous CXL is very comfortable when driving in town or out on the highway. The heads-up display keeps your eyes on the road and not looking down to set your cruise. The instrument panel is laid out to see your gauges, but are also shown in the heads-up display. My wife drove a Buick LaCrosse, but to her the Rendezvous gives her a comfortable ride and the ease of driving a small car in traffic, but doesn't feel like a full size SUV. It's very nicely equipped and for the money it's a good car to own. I read some of the reviews on the 2005 & 2006 Rendezvous, I feel like a lot of the complaints have been fixed on the 2007 model.
I'm very happy with the truck. I wish it had front sensors too. The driver's mirrors on the outside of the truck are a great size. I'm really able to see what's coming up on me. I love the OnStar in it. I would love to get another one when my time is up. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone, plus I already get a lot of compliments on it now.
Features & Specs
|CX 4dr SUV|
3.5L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||17 city / 23 hwy|
|196 hp @ 5200 rpm|
|CXL 4dr SUV|
3.5L 6cyl 4A
|MPG||17 city / 23 hwy|
|196 hp @ 5200 rpm|
NHTSA Overall Rating
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
|Frontal Barrier Crash Rating|
|Driver||3 / 5|
|Passenger||4 / 5|
|Side Crash Rating|
|Side Barrier Rating|
|Driver||5 / 5|
|Passenger||5 / 5|
|Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings|
|Front Seat||Not Rated|
|Back Seat||Not Rated|
|Rollover||3 / 5|
|Dynamic Test Result||No Tip|
|Risk Of Rollover||Not Rated|
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
|Side Impact Test||Not Tested|
|Roof Strength Test||Not Tested|
|Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint|
|IIHS Small Overlap Front Test||Not Tested|
|Moderate Overlap Front Test|
More about the 2007 Buick Rendezvous
Used 2007 Buick Rendezvous Overview
The Used 2007 Buick Rendezvous is offered in the following submodels: Rendezvous SUV. Available styles include CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and CXL 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A).
What do people think of the 2007 Buick Rendezvous?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2007 Buick Rendezvous and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2007 Rendezvous 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2007 Rendezvous.
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