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.
This is the first Buick passenger car with available V-8 power in the past decade. The 4.6-liter 32-valve dual-overhead-cam V-8 produces an estimated 275 horsepower. Lucernes can also be equipped with a 195-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 that meets Super Ultra