• (4.3) 8 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,946$9,570
  • 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 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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