In 2003, at the Auto Show in New York, was presented the \"classic\" mid-size SUV, dubbed Rainier. The model was named in honor of Mount Rainier in the Cascade Mountains, the highest point in the U.S. state of Washington. Production settled on a General Motors plant in Moreyn, Ohio.
Buick Rainier is a typical SUV class SUB (Sport Utility vehicles), as established by a single corporate-terrain platform MSU/GM800 with frame chassis and the longitudinal arrangement of the power unit. The front suspension is independent, in the A-arm, rear - Rugged and reliable five-link axle suspension with shock absorbers from Bilstein.
The range of engines offers two petrol engines: the base row \"Six\" 4.2 liter 275 hp and an optional 16-valve aluminum V8 vortec unit with central camshaft of 5.3 liter capacity 290 hp Gearbox - four-stage \"automatic» Hydra-Matic 4L-60E with electronic control. Drive - rear or all wheel type torque-on-demand with a limited slip rear differential.
Steering Gear Rack and pinion with hydraulic works. ABS brakes and vented discs, 325 mm diameter front, rear - 305 mm. P245/65R17 tires mounted on 17-inch light-alloy wheels. Also there is a system of exchange rate stability. Ground clearance - 203 mm Wet weight - 2099 kg (weight distribution - 55/45%).
Standard equipment includes automatic vehicle control system with air in two zones. Passengers in the rear seats can individually adjust the intensity of the air-conditioning or heating. Provided for the installation of automatic memory lock the doors, as well as remote-adjustable driver seat, rear-view mirrors, climate system, and even setting up the audio system. The driver\'s cab is equipped with optional information and diagnostic center with the trip computer, as well as a proprietary system of communication and navigation OnStar. Also in the equipment includes: up to six airbags, electric windows, leather interior, stereo system with CD (optional - the CD changer, navigation, or MDE), Xenon headlights, optional - additional sound insulation package QuietTuning.