• (4.3) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,905$8,385
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 275-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2004 Buick Rainier

Our Take on the 2004 Buick Rainier

As the 2004 model year begins, a midsize luxury sport utility vehicle dubbed Rainier joins the Rendezvous crossover model in Buick’s lineup. Built with full-frame construction, the Rainier carries five passengers and will roughly take the place of the Oldsmobile Bravada, as that brand fade... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Five-passenger capacity
  • Fuel economy
  • Step-up height
  • Instruments

Notable Features

  • 290-hp V-8
  • Air suspension
  • RWD or AWD
  • Premium amenities
  • DVD player and navigation system available

2004 Buick Rainier Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Goodwill Ambassador 2004 Buick Rainier SUV It was a night of beautiful traffic. The sky was clear, the moon full. The roads were salted, and the drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike were kind. Maybe it was the cold. The nocturnal scene was frigid, 12 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the Buick Rainier's outside temperature monitor. Only a committed hothead would raise hell in that kin... Read full review for the 2004 Buick Rainier

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Consumer Reviews


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Good Car

by Buick Fan from Indianapolis, IN on June 8, 2011

I bought my Rainier used and have had it for four years, it is my best car I have ever had. I have mainly just done regular oil changes, and of course brake changes yearly, I have not had any problems... Read Full Review

4 Trim Levels Available

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2004 Buick Rainier Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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