Buick Rainier Model Overview
Used Buick Rainier
Buick Rainier Questions
2004 Rainer A/c/ Works Sometimes
What would cause this problem?
Buick Rainier Please Tell Me How To Fix Random Electrical Errors
Got it a few months ago. 2006 Buick Rainier. It has random problems including the "check airbag" error light in the display, radio screeching (happened 2 times and not again), the driver's rear vi...
Air Fully Charged Only Works A Couple Hours A Day When Turned On???
What causes my 2006 Buick Rainier to jerk when taking off ?
2005 Buick Rainer Problems
I took my Buick to Interstate Battery to have my battery replaced my radio stopped working as soon as they replaced it what would cause this and would this be their fault?
Buick Rainier Overview
GM made a little bit of history with its introduction of the mid-size SUV Buick Rainier. Built on the same truck platform as the Envoy and Trailblazer, the Rainier is Buick's first official truck since the 1920s. And though it comes standard with a 4.2 V6, it also offers a 5.3 V8, raising its towing capacity to a very satisfying 6700 tons.
The Rainier is only a 5-passenger SUV, however. Unlike the Envoy and Trailblazer, it does not come in an extended 3-row length. This makes it unique, in that it offers the V8 power in a regular wheelbase model, whereas its competitors only offer it in the extended forms. A 60/40 split-fold rear seat does allow for more storage space and versatility.
Though it's named after a pretty tall and rugged mountain, and it comes with both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive configurations, the Rainier is not so much an off-roading adventure SUV. It tries to offer all the utility and power, but in a nicer, more comfortable package than its competitors. You'll find leather seats, OnStar, dual climate control, and wood and chrome trimmings to all be standard. A navigation system and DVD player are options. The Buick Rainier is also the first Buick to use the new Quiet Tuning system, which uses thicker padding, seals, and insulation to block out road noise.
The Rainier never really found its niche in the SUV market, despite being the first truck-based Buick in almost a century. It lasted for only four years, and will be replaced in 2008 by a new crossover vehicle, the Buick Enclave.