2005 Buick Rendezvous

At a Glance

Pricing $26,780 - $38,415
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.4l V6, 3.6l V6
Transmissions A4
Fuel Economy 18-19 (city), 24-27 (highway)

The Rendezvous is the Pontiac Aztek done right. It offers a good on-road ride with optional all-wheel drive for improved traction. Rendezvous's mini-van derived platfrom allows for three rows of seating in a fairly compact package. The optional Ultra model offers a huge engine upgrade with a 3.6 litre V6 rated at 240hp versus the 185 hp in the standard 3.4 litre V6. Unfortunately, upgrades come at a stiff premium. An all-wheel drive Rendezvous runs close to $40K. At that price there's a lot of stiff competition.

What Changed:

The 240hp Ultra package is now available with FWD. In addition, the 3.6L VVT engine is now available in the FWD CXL model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Rendezvous CX, CXL 3.4l V6 (185-bhp) A4 FWD $26,780
Rendezvous CX, CXL 3.4l V6 (185-bhp) A4 AWD $29,970
Rendezvous Ultra 3.6l V6 (242-bhp) A4 AWD $38,415
Rendezvous Ultra 3.6l V6 (242-bhp) A4 FWD $36,350