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2005 Buick Rainier

2005 Buick Rainier
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A new Buick sensibility has guided the evolution of its existing stable and the introduction of new models. The 2005 Buick Rainier, first introduced last year, is a prime example. The first Buick truck-based SUV, the Rainier has typical Buick luxuries combined with more power and rugged capability than any Buick in history.

The Rainier offers a couple of engine choices, comes with two trim level, that start with the up-level CXL, which means you can expect even the most "basic" Buick Rainier to not be basic at all. In short, The Rainier is a very credible and competitive addition to the offerings in the popular full-size SUV class.

Available Models
The 2005 Buick Rainier offers the up-level CXL trim only, a determinants of interior amenity. Performance options include Front- or All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) with either engine, V6 or V8.

Interior Features
The four-door Rainier has plenty of room, either for big families or for four adults on the go with plenty of luggage. Two lush bucket seats are up front, while the second row split-bench has automatic folding headrests and can fold up itself for lots of additional room cargo room.

Some of the standards that come with the CXL trim include A/C with dual-zone automatic climate controls, the OnStar system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and climate controls, cruise control and leather upholstery on 8-way power front bucket seats. A memory system for the driver seat and mirrors, add to the convenience, as do heated power mirrors, remote keyless entry, AM/FM/ cassette and CD player, rear radio controls and so on. The list goes on and this is the standard trim level. Add GPS Navigation, Bose Audio, a sunroof or heated front seats as stand-alone extras.

Exterior Features
The Rendezvous Ultra has a power liftgate that features an electronic release for easy, one-handed operation. It also has an easy step-in height to accommodate most every type of passenger.

2005 Buick Rainier buyers have a choice between a 4.2-liter dohc V6 engine with 275 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 275 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm or a honkin' V8 with a 5.3-liter ohv engine capable of 290 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. These engines are mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and torque converter clutch and they can power either a front or all-wheel-drive powertrain. The Rainier engine choices offer between 14 and 21 mpg (city/hwy), depending on your choice of V8 or V6.

Other performance features include standard traction control (2WD only), a limited-slip differential and 245/65R17 tires on alloy wheels, and with a full-size spare tire. Towing features include a towing capacity up to 6700 lbs and a trailer-hitch platform, wiring harness and rear load-leveling air suspension are standard.

Safety and Security
Safety appointments include standard front and optional side airbags with advanced inflation characteristics for front-seat passengers, a safety-cage construction and standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes. fog lights, cornering lights, a theft-deterrent system and available OnStar emergency assistance service add to the safety and security profile.

2005 Buick Rainier - Vehicle Highlights

300-horsepower (224 kw) Vortec 5300 5.3L V-8 engine available on all models
All-season P245/65R17 tires now standard on Rainier CXL / CXL Plus AWD
Genuine wood/leather steering wheel rim and woodgrain gearshift lever standard on all models
Additional chrome interior accents standard on all models
Optional ETR AM/FM stereo system with CD/MP3 player, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, auto-reverse cassette and Radio Data System (RDS)
Available OnStar safety and security system featuring Gen 6 hardware with analog/digital coverage and upgraded hands-free capabilities
Standard occupant sensing system for right-front passenger
Upgraded navigation radio with touch-screen feature
GM’s new Advanced Automatic Crash Notification system, standard with OnStar package, makes crash data available to 911 centers for faster response
Available head side curtain air bag system with rollover protection sensing system
Optional six-spoke polished aluminum wheels
Exterior colors: Titanium Metallic, Deep Sapphire Metallic
Interior color: Gray

Fast Stats
MSRP from
4.2L I6
5.3L V8
275 @ 6000
300 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
16 / 21
15 / 19

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