(4.3) 8 reviews
MSRP: $3,257$9,725
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 17-18
Engine: 291-hp, 4.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2006 Buick Rainier

Our Take on the 2006 Buick Rainier

Our Take

As the 2004 model year began, a midsize luxury sport utility vehicle dubbed Rainier joined the Rendezvous "crossover" model in Buick's lineup. Built with full-frame construction, the Rainier can carry up to five occupants.Rainiers come with rear- or all-wheel drive. All are built on General ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Available 300-hp V-8
  • Rear air suspension
  • RWD or AWD
  • Available DVD player and navigation system
  • Standard stability system


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 8 reviews

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Sad to see you go...

by Deadwolf from Olean, NY on February 23, 2009

The Rainer was the best Mid-Size SUV the GM motor company has produced to date, and its sad that this was the last year of production. Comfort: Compared to the Envoy and Trailblazer of the current ye... Read Full Review

2 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 7 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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