Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,627 - $38,645
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
275-290
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,627 - $38,645
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
275-290
Seats
5

Buick Rainier Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2004 Buick Rainier Owner Reviews

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I love the air compressor and hose that allows me to fill my tired wherever I am

I really like my Buick Rainier, I bought it used so it did need some work. I've owned it for about three years and have had to make several repairs. The back shocks were air bag and they were dry rotted so I replaced them with regular shocks. The trans went out but it does have 240,000 miles on it. Had a rebuilt one put in just recently. In the back hatch in the side panel there's a air hose that hooks up to the air compressor (that was used to fill the air bag shocks) and I can literally fill my tired wherever I am, I love this feature! Along with the moon roof. This vehicle is all wheel drive and I love that EXCEPT that IT chooses when to be in AWD. I'd prefer to choose myself.

- Stephanie K

It's a great riding SUV, and is very roomy and spacious for hauling things behind the seats.

I like that the Buick Rainier is a very smooth riding vehicle. I enjoy the SiriusXM Radio that is in it. I would like to be able to activate the OnStar program in the car, but I can't afford the monthly cost at this time. I don't like that I had to immediately replace the Air Ride suspension system in the car with coil springs within a month of purchasing the car. I think this should have been something the dealer who sold me the car should have made me aware of before purchasing the car. I should not have been responsible for fixing that. The dealer should have.

- Tina P

Be aware that there are dozens of electronic sensors that require repair occasionally.

The Buick Rainier has been a pretty good car. I was disappointed that the air ride system failed in the first month I owned it. It would have cost $1500 to replace that system, so I had my mechanic to replace it with coil springs and haven't had any additional trouble with that part. I dislike that it has so many electronic sensors that are constantly having to be replaced. It is a good riding, comfortable vehicle and I don't owe money on it, so I'm happy with it.

- Tina P

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,627 - $5,714
$36,695 - $38,645 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 - 290 hp
275 - 290 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 4200 MFI L6 includes transmission oil cooler (275 HP [205.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm 275 lb.
VORTEC 4200 MFI L6
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
CALIFORNIA V8 POWER PLAY PACKAGE
V8 POWER PLAY PACKAGE
Vortec 4200 MFI L6 includes transmission oil cooler (275 HP [205.1 kW] @ 6000 rpm 275 lb.
VORTEC 4200 MFI L6
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
CALIFORNIA V8 POWER PLAY PACKAGE
V8 POWER PLAY PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.1 in.
37.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113 in.
113 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
193.4 in.
193.4 in.

Width

Width
75.4 in.
75.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4442 - 4628 lbs.
4442 - 4628 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 - 290 hp
275 - 290 hp

Torque

Torque
275 - 325 ft. lbs.
275 - 325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
400 lbs.
400 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22 gal.
22 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 19 mpg
17 - 19 mpg

City

City
15 - 16 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

Highway

Highway
18 - 21 mpg
18 - 21 mpg

Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety