Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV

2006 Buick Rendezvous
List price range
$1,500 - $3,500
2006 Buick Rendezvous

Pros

  • Usable third-row seats that fold flat, comfortable ride, plenty of interior storage, above-average fuel economy.

Cons

  • Nice-looking but cheap-feeling interior materials, limited off-road ability compared to competitors.
Buick Rendezvous years

Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV for Sale

Buick Rendezvous 2006 CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
220,606 miles
Used 2006
Buick Rendezvous
CX
(3)
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$1,500
Est.Loan: $31/mo
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Buick Rendezvous 2006 CX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
142,748 miles
Used 2006
Buick Rendezvous
CX
(1)
Buick GMC of Woodbridge
29.8 mi away
List$3,099
Est.Loan: $64/mo
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Dealer Notes
**CERTIFIED BY CARFAX - NO ACCIDENTS!**, **AWD - NEVER WORRY ABOUT THE WEATHER!**, **MOONROOF**, **HEATED LEATHER SEATS**, **3RD ROW SEATING!**, AWD. Cardinal Red Metallic 2006 Buick Rendezvous CXL AWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 3.6L V6 DOHC VVTPrice does not include tax, tags and dealer fee of $699 and prep fee of $370.
Buick Rendezvous 2006 CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
157,000 miles
Used 2006
Buick Rendezvous
CX
Branch Avenue Auto Auction
36.3 mi away
List$2,500
Est.Loan: $51/mo
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Buick Rendezvous 2006 CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
142,374 miles
Used 2006
Buick Rendezvous
CX
Branch Avenue Auto Auction
36.3 mi away
List$3,500
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2006 Buick Rendezvous is a well-rounded family vehicle with plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, with no genuine off-road ability and less convenience than a minivan, it doesn't quite live up to its billing as the ultimate crossover vehicle.

vehicle overview

An early Buick advertising campaign for the Rendezvous featured an image of different types of vehicles (an SUV, a luxury car and a minivan) driving into a spooky castle. A bolt of lightning hits, and out comes the Buick Rendezvous. An obvious reference to Frankenstein signals that Buick has taken different aspects of these vehicles and made it into one.

Beyond the hype, you'll find the Rendezvous to be a capable vehicle and people mover; its problem lies in the fact that it doesn't excel in any one area or another. It holds seven, but many minivans and other SUVs do that as well. It has a nice interior, but only the top level trim could be considered on par with its competitors. It has the security of all-wheel drive, but so do many other minivans and SUVs. Unlike other multipurpose vehicles, which offer light off-roading ability, the Buick Rendezvous can't take on anything more challenging than a gravel driveway.

The Rendezvous does have a large cargo area when the seats aren't in use, but it's still less spacious than what a minivan would offer. In short, the Buick SUV offers a little of everything but not enough of any one aspect in particular for us to recommend it over other vehicles in the class. What it's left with is its price: The 2006 Buick Rendezvous comes in at a couple of thousand dollars under comparably equipped competitors, so if you can live with some of its shortcomings, it may provide the combination of utility and comfort you're looking for at a reasonable price.

2006 Buick Rendezvous configurations

The Buick Rendezvous comes in one basic trim level: CX, which is available with various packages. All Rendezvous models include the basics and then some, such as power windows, mirrors and locks; air conditioning; automatic headlights; a CD player; lumbar support for the driver and front passenger; rear parking sensors; OnStar; and a split-folding bench seat in the second row. Various package upgrades include leather upholstery, power seats and automatic climate control. Other options include a third-row seat, satellite radio, DVD-based entertainment and touchscreen navigation systems.

2006 Highlights

The Buick Rendezvous has a few equipment changes for 2006. For instance, OnStar, an alarm system and rear parking assist are now standard across the board, and all Rendezvous trim levels now benefit from the sound-reducing QuietTuning initiative. Additionally, last year's base engine has been replaced with a more powerful 201-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6. Buick has also dropped the Ultra trim, which leaves the CXL with the Plus package as the top-line model for 2006.

Performance & mpg

The base engine is a 3.5-liter V6. Output figures of 201 horsepower and 216 pound-feet of torque (196 hp and 213 lb-ft on all-wheel-drive models). These figures are respectable, but still less than what rivals offer. An upgraded 3.6-liter V6 is optional. It produces a more competitive 242 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque. A four-speed automatic is the only transmission available. Front-wheel drive is standard, while an all-wheel-drive system is optional.

Safety

Antilock brakes, traction control and side airbags for front occupants are optional on the CX 2WD and standard on the CX AWD and CXL. The Buick Rendezvous received an "Acceptable" rating (second highest) in 40-mph frontal offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, and a perfect five-star rating in side-impact crash tests conducted by the NHTSA. In frontal-impact tests, it earned three stars for protection of the driver and four stars for the front passenger.

Driving

Although the Rendezvous' standard V6 engine manages to move the sport-ute with ease around town, acceleration at higher speeds could best be described as leisurely. The more powerful 3.6-liter V6 provides the kind of power you would expect from a vehicle in this category, as it's able to pass effortlessly at any speed. Highway cruising yields a comfortable ride quality without the typical "float" associated with some Buick sedans. Push the Buick Rendezvous a little bit harder, however, and the physics of its tall, narrow body take over, resulting in considerably more body roll in corners. The all-wheel-drive system works well and is recommended for those living in areas with frequent wet weather.

Interior

The Buick Rendezvous offers an expansive cabin and serious cargo capacity. The interior design aims for an elegant, upscale look, and, to a certain degree, it succeeds. Materials quality is better than in most GM products and storage space up front is best in class. When it's time to work, this Buick SUV is ready with up to 109 cubic feet of cargo volume and a 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Buick Rendezvous.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great ride for 9 years!
sam,11/29/2015
We were not looking for bells and whistles. No major repairs. Many good trips. Very good head and leg room for tall occupants.
What a Car.
Ronald Coleman,02/17/2016
I have been told that Buick makes a great vehicle. This Rendezvous lives up to Buick's reputation. I couldn't be more pleased with this Rendezvous. Gas mileage is average for a crossover. With Onstar and XM radio plus all the other features, I find myself smiling. The SUV is quiet on the road; however, on side roads and in the city it does not take bumps on the road well. Overall, for what I spent, this SUV's owner is one happy camper. : )
Worst car ever
Frances G,11/03/2015
This is by far the worst investment I have ever made. It is one thing after another with this car. Once you fix one problem another arises. To start with it was a speed sensor(wheel bearing) then is was the oil sensor. Then it got to the point where EVERY TIME I fuel up the car would not want to start again. I would literally have to wait 2-3 minutes and still press the gas before it would start again (how embarrassing) very inconvenient. And to top it off last night the battery light came on. I know what you r thinking "simple fix" turns out no. I will have to put it I The garage to find out if it is a problem with the computer, transmission, or the engine. I have had it with this car. I will NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER BUICK EVER!!! All of these problems I am having seem to be common problems if you check other reviews; however, there have been no recalls or even attempt to fix these problems. I am done with this vehicle. I also now have a light that says reduced engine power and it will not go more than 30mph.
2006 Buick Rendezvous
DMD,08/31/2006
I have owned my 2006 Rendezvous that I purchased used for almost 5 months. In short, I love this car. It is very quiet, smooth, has reasonable power, and has reasonable gas mileage. It is flawless with its fit and finish, and its quality of components is also very good.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
195 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
195 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
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
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV Overview

The Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV is offered in the following styles: CX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A), and CX 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Buick Rendezvous SUV CX is priced between $1,500 and$3,500 with odometer readings between 142374 and220606 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2006 Buick Rendezvous?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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