One of the new models GM is proud to introduce is the 2004
Buick Rainier. The Rainier is the first truck-based sport
utility vehicle in the Buick family. It is a midsize model
that benefits from this architecture with increased ruggedness,
durability and power.
The 2004 Buick Rainier comes with two brawny engines and
plenty of upscale features. The only midsize regular length
SUV in the entire GM family to offer a powerful V8, the
2004 Rainier is available with rear-wheel drive with traction
control or with an all-wheel drive configuration that does
not include low-range gearing.
The 2004 Buick Rainier is offered in two models: CXL and
The 2004 Buick Rainier is a four-door model that does not
have three rows of seating. It features two spacious rows
that allow it to handle five passengers with ease. Its total
cargo volume is a roomy 80.1 cubic feet.
With all its standard features, the new Rainier could almost
fit into the luxury segment, were it not for its price.
Air conditioning with dual-zone automatic climate controls,
the OnStar telematics system, a tilt leather-wrapped steering
wheel with radio and climate controls, leather upholstery,
a memory system (driver seat, mirrors) and a trip computer
are all standard.
The 2004 Buick Rainier uses QuietTuning, which increases
sound absorption in the engine compartment, doors and quarter
panels. For options, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system
tops the bunch.
As mentioned, the new Buick Rainier was given special attention
to its structure and sealings to reduce unwanted road noise.
It is also very stable, thanks to an aerodynamic side profile
that helps minimize forces transferred to the chassis from
wind-created side loads.
The standard engine with both Rainier models is a 4.2-liter
inline 6-cylinder model with 275 horsepower at 6000 rpm
and 275 lb-ft of torque at 3600 rpm. Also standard is 4-speed
The 2004 Buick Rainier uses independent front suspension
and five-link, electronically controlled rear air suspension.
With this system, sensors manage a compressor that instantly
adjusts air spring pressure to maintain a level load.
Power junkies can opt for the 5.3-liter V8 without hesitation.
It cranks out a whopping 290 horsepower at 5200 rpm and
325 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm.
Safety and Security
Antilock 4-wheel disc brakes and locking rear differential
are standard on Rainier. Two-wheel-drive models are also
standard-equipped with traction assist. Other features include
dual front airbags, fog lights and cornering lights.
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