Buick Rainier Models and Rainier History

Buicks first sport utility vehicle, the Rainier was built on the same platform as the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Ultimately a replacement of the Bravada sold by General Motors defunct Oldsmobile brand, the Buick Rainier debuted in 2004 as a luxury sport utility. With a rear-wheel and all-wheel drivetrain available, a 4.2-liter inline-six and a 5.3-liter V-8 engine propelled the premium-grade sport utility vehicle. Although a sport utility vehicle, the 2004 Buick Rainier was significantly the first Buick product to offer a V-8 engine since the 1996 Roadmaster. An electronically controlled rear air suspension was also included on the Rainier in order to provide a premium quality ride. The interior of the Rainier utilized QuietTuning for minimizing unwanted noise and vibrations while traveling. Configured only for five-passenger riding, the Buick sport utility vehicle offered a maximum interior cargo space of 80.1 cubic feet. Initially producing 290 horsepower, the V-8 powered Rainier received 300 horsepower for the 2005 model year. The 2005 model of the premium sport utility vehicle also added a standard occupant sensing system for the right-front passenger and an available touch-screen enabled navigation radio system. StabiliTrak electronic stability control was included standard on all models of the 2006 Buick Rainier. The 2006 Rainier received minor exterior enhancements through a standard chrome package and a revised front grille. Ending production following the 2007 model year, the Buick Rainier sport utility vehicle was abandoned in favor of the Enclave crossover vehicle.

New and Used Rainier Prices, Buick Rainier Model Years and History

The 2007 Buick Rainier is a premium mid-size SUV with seating for five passengers and an available 5.3L V8 which produces 300 hp.
A mid-size SUV with seating for five, the 2006 Buick Rainier is available with RWD or AWD, and is now fitted with an upgraded 291 hp 4.2L six-cylinder as the base engine.
A mid-size SUV with seating for five passengers, the 2005 Buick Rainier is offered with a choice between two engines and RWD or AWD.
The 2004 Buick Rainer is a totally-new premium mid-size SUV with seating available for up to five passengers and a 275 hp 4.2L V8 under the hood.