Buick's entry in the SUV segment is not really a sport-utility
vehicle at all. To clarify this, the 2003 Buick Rendezvous
can best be described as a cross between an SUV, a minivan
and a sedan. Customers enjoy the raised seating, available
all-wheel drive and cargo-carrying capability of an SUV
but with the great ride, outstanding fuel economy, easy
step-in height and transporting capabilities of a minivan.
Former premium sedan owners will enjoy the touches of luxury
they are used to, but get much more flexibility for passengers
The 2003 Buick Rendezvous is available in a base CX model
and an uplevel CXL model.
Up to seven people will find a near excess in comfort inside
the 2003 Buick Rendezvous. Perfect for families, the Rendezvous
is decked out with the type of roominess all parents will
love. With the second row removed and third-row seats folded
down, the 2003 Buick Rendezvous offers a class-leading cargo
space of 108.9 cubic feet. For standard features, the base
CX has everything that you need, while the CXL adds on the
OnStar system, dual-zone manual climate control, leather
upholstery, 6-way power front seats, an AM/FM/cassette/CD
player, rear radio controls and more.
For entertainment, the 2003 Buick Rendezvous has an impressive
selection of options to choose from. XM Satellite Radio
is a feature whose 100 coast-to-coast digital radio channels
keep the music going no matter where you find yourself,
while a DVD entertainment system does exactly what one would
The unique construction of the Rendezvous translates into
a incomparable style. Manufacturers have given the crossover
vehicle an aerodynamic form that cuts through wind as it
powers down the road.
The Rendezvous is equipped with an engine that is more than
powerful enough to handle the weight compiled by both passengers
and cargo. All models are given the same 3.4-liter V6 that
puts out 185 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 210 lb-ft of torque
at 4000 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission takes care of
the shifting with ease. For a larger vehicle, the Rendezvous
also offers a good fuel rating of 19/26 mpg (city/hwy).
Customers can step up the performance level with a number
of optional features. Most prominent among the options is
GM's Versatrak all-wheel drive system. Versatrak uses front
drive under normal road conditions and adds torque to the
rear wheels on slippery surfaces, giving the Rendezvous
Safety and Security
With the all-wheel drive, Rendezvous gets additional front
side airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes, adding to
the dual front airbags and upgrading the standard 4-wheel
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