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Average User Score
4.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
2006 Buick Rainier Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 4 reviews
Aside from some standard chrome trimmings on the door handles and roof rails, changes to the 2006 Buick Rainier focused on safety and fuel economy. New in 2006 is Stabilitrak traction and antiskid system. Also new is Active Fuel Management in the V8, which basically shuts down four of the eight cylinders at highway cruising speeds in order to save on gas consumption.
The truck-based SUV Rainier comes in only one CXL trim that is offered in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 4.2-liter, 191-hp V6 is standard, but for more grunt and towing capacity, you can upgrade to a 5.3-liter, 302-hp V8. Both engines come only with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Though sharing a platform and look with the Envoy and Trailblazer, the 2006 Rainier is only available with two rows of seats. There is no extended cab. The rear seats do fold 60/40 to expand on a nice-sized cargo hold. ABS brakes, leather seats, OnStar, and dual-zone climate control are just a few of the standard features. Heated seats, a navigation system, and a DVD player can be added.
Most owners are surprised, but very pleased with how many standard features come with the 2007 Rainier. It has a lot of room, and the overall ride is very smooth and quiet, considering this is a truck-based SUV. The V8 hauling power gets high ratings. Some have had numerous repair problems already with the Rainier, but the biggest complaints seem to be a need for an updated transmission and the option of three rows of seating.
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