2005 Buick Rainier Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Platinum
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,690 - $7,029
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
15 City / 19 HWY
Horsepower
275-300
Seats
5

How 2005 Buick Rainier Ranks In Its Class

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#6
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#4
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#12
  By MPG

Buick Rainier Models & Trims

CXL $4,690 - $7,029
Horsepower: 275 hp - 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas L6, Gas V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.5
3 star
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2 star
0%
1 star
0%

Comfort! It is stylish, but it rides like a dream. Buicks are all about the comfort and their SUV line is top notch!

I love my Rainer! The only drawback is it an older vehicle. Wish Buick had made them longer, so I could upgrade. Or, they could make the Enclave cheaper!

Jaime L
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It is reliable and comfortable.

I love this car, it has heated seats and dual temperature controls. The size is perfect for me and the all wheel drive is nice in the winter.

Rebekah H
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The comfort! The car is very comfortable and rides very smoothly.

I love this vehicle! My only dislike is it's an older vehicle and Buick no longer makes them.

Jamie L
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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,690 - $7,029

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 - 300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 4200 MFI I6, includes transmission oil cooler (Est. 300 HP [224kW] @ 5200 rpm, TBD lb., VORTEC 4200 MFI I6, VORTEC 5300 GEN IV V8 SFI, V8 POWER PLAY PACKAGE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Not Available

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Not Available

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
Not Available

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
Not Available

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available

CD Player

CD Player
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard

AC

AC
Not Available

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Not Available

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Cooled Rear Seats
Not Available

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Not Available

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available

Seat Massage

Seat Massage
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
113 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
193.4 (in.)

Width

Width
75.4 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4442 - 4628 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
330 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
Not Available

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
400 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Trailer Hitch Receiver
Not Available

Gas Electric Hybrid

Gas Electric Hybrid
Not Available

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid
Not Available

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Not Available

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel
Not Available

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
22 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
18 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard

Stance Suspension

Stance Suspension
Not Available

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available

Overdrive

Overdrive
Not Available

CTV Transmission

CTV Transmission
Not Available
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Not Available

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available

Night Vision

Night Vision
Not Available

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Not Available

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Not Available

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Not Available

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
A
Side
M
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc *
  • Air bags, frontal, driver and right front passenger, includes Passenger Sensing System (front passenger air bag status indicated on inside rearview mirror) (Always use safety belts and proper child restraints, even with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the Owners Manual for more safety information.)
  • Daytime running lamps, includes automatic exterior lamp control *
  • Traction assist system, electronic *
  • Door locks, child security, rear

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Visibility > Windshield Feb 2, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 2, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V035000
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, 'WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.' THE WINDSHIELD URETHANE BEAD MAY NOT HAVE ADHERED TO THE BODY IN CERTAIN AREAS DURING THE CURE PROCESS.
Consequence:
IF A CRASH OCCURS, THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE RETAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO A VEHICLE OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MARCH 10, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

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