(4.6) 14 reviews
MSRP: $1,398$9,630
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

Our Take

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


Our 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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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