2005 Buick Rendezvous

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14 reviews
Available Price Range $2,260-$9,080 Trims6 Combined MPG 21-22 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2005 Buick Rendezvous

Our Take

Introduced for 2002, the Buick Rendezvous continues into 2005 in regular and Ultra forms with front-wheel drive or Versatrak all-wheel drive. Ultra editions feature a 245-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride quality on rough pavement
  • Controversial appearance
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Five- or seven-passenger seating
  • Available Versatrak AWD
  • Optional XM Satellite Radio
  • Optional DVD entertainment
  • Sloped rear-end styling


Our Expert Reviews

We're really glad the Department of Homeland Security isn't listening in on our household conversations. They'd wonder how we can spend an entire morning and half the afternoon going back and forth over the merits and demerits of a test vehicle. Case in point: The 2005 Buick Rendezvous Ultra, a richly appointed, minivan-based crossover utility vehicle that generated more discussi... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Based on 14 reviews

Great on slippery roads

by Bryan from Basin Wyoming on January 2, 2008

We bought this Rendezvous used with 27000 miles on it. It now has 60000 miles and has been totally trouble free. It is the AWD model and you can't beat it on the snow and ice. Smooth ride and handles ... Read Full Review

6 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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