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2005 Buick Rendezvous

2005 Buick Rendezvous
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Buick has answered the call of the marketplace and their response is the 2005 Buick Rendezvous. A sports touring vehicle, the Buick Rendezvous is vehicle for adventure-seeking urbanites who require a multi-purpose car that meets the diverse requirements of a complex life. That is, they need a comfortable , fuel-efficient commuter, a spacious and convenient family car and a rugged but agile back-woods trailblazer. This versatile vehicle can meet many different needs.

Available Models
The 2005 Buick Rendezvous is offered in three models: CX, CXL and the Ultra and these models all come in 2- or All-Wheel Drive versions.

Interior Features
The four-door Buick Rendezvous wagon has plenty of interior space. Four inches longer than the Aztec allows room for a third row seat meaning it can accommodate up to seven adult passengers very comfortably, a capability normally reserved for full-sized SUVs or mini-vans. For transporting goods, the Rendezvous has a massive 108.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.

The 2005 Buick Rendezvous CX, the basic model, has some great standards; such as air conditioning, an AM/FM/CD player, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control and power everything. Stepping up to one of the CXL option packages adds many possible additions to comfort and convenience like woodgrain interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate controls, leather upholstery on 6-way power front seats, heated power mirrors, or programmable door locks, just to name a few.

Naturally for such a multi-purpose vehicle, there are a range of free standing optional extras to allow you to tailor your Rendezvous to meet your needs. For example, GPS navigation or a DVD system with 7-inch fold-down screen can be added fop those with an eye for luxuries and state-of-the-art gadgetry.

Exterior Features
The 2005 Buick Rendezvous shares the same basic structure as the Pontiac Aztek, but distinctive Buick exterior styling carries traditional iconic and historic Buick features; in the grillwork, lights and badging.

Performance continues to be a key design feature of the Buick Rendezvous. Whether you mate it to 2- or AWD, the 3.4-liter V6 engine has lots of punch with 185 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 210 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. 4-speed automatic transmission does the shifting. The Ultra package includes a major engine upgrade. If chosen, owners will have a 3.6-liter VVT (variable valve timing) V6 with 245 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 235 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm. AWD models also come with standard 4-wheel antilock brakes with traction control and big but low profile 225/60R17 tires on alloy wheelsincluded with the Ultra.

Safety and Security
Safety appointments include standard front airbags with advanced inflation characteristics for front-seat passengers, a safety-cage construction and available four-wheel antilock disc brakes and front side airbags for all models.

2005 Buick Rendezvous - Vehicle Highlights

Rendezvous Ultra available in front-wheel drive, with 3.6L VVT standard (also standard on AWD Ultra)
3.6L V-6 VVT now available on front-wheel-drive Rendezvous CXL (in addition to AWD CXL)
Wheel packages:17-inch aluminum, standard on CX Plus, CXL and CXL Plus, available on CX
Wheel packages: 17-inch Chrome-Tech aluminum, available on CXL, CXL Plus
Wheel packages: 17-inch chrome available on Ultra
Touch-screen navigation integrated into multimedia sound system
P225/60R17 all-season blackwall tires standard on CX Plus, CXL, CXL Plus; available on CX
P225/60R17 touring blackwall tires standard on Ultra and CXL with 3.6L VVT V-6
Primary exterior colors on Rendezvous CX, CXL: Cashmere Metallic, Cardinal Red Metallic, Platinum Metallic
Exterior color on Rendezvous Ultra: Cappuccino Frost Metallic
Wood-accented steering wheel and woodgrain interior trim on CXL and CXL Plus
Passenger sensing system for right-front passenger seat
Sunroof available on CX

Fast Stats
6 or 7
MSRP from
3.4L V6
3.4L V6 VVT
185 @ 5200
242 @ 6000
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
19 / 26
18 / 27

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