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2007 Buick Rendezvous

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2007 Buick Rendezvous Review

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The Rendezvous is Buick's crossover SUV, but in truth it's more minivan than rugged off-road vehicle. Although the Rendezvous' unusual exterior design is intended to conceal its minivan origins, it's hard not to notice the low step-in height and tall roof. These same exterior dimensions, however, make for a truly spacious interior, including a usable third-row seat capable of comfortably accommodating two adults. The Rendezvous line has been paired down to just two trim levels this year, prompting the loss of the all-wheel-drive model and the larger 3.6-liter V6 engine. Still, the front-wheel-drive layout performs well in snow and the Rendezvous' long list of appealing features and quasi-SUV image make a good choice for parents seeking to avoid the stigma associated with driving a minivan.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a vehicle similar to a minivan, but you don't want the image that goes along with it, the Rendezvous makes a comfortable and stylish alternative.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The Rendezvous' styling may be too upright for some tastes and it does not have the rugged exterior of a Sport Utility Vehicle, nor is it as sporty as some of its competitors. Side-curtain airbags are not available and you can't order the power moonroof and DVD entertainment systems together.

What's Significant About This Car?

The Plus models are shown the door, as is the all-wheel-drive option and the 3.6-liter engine. The CX model receives more standard content for 2007, including four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS).

Driving the Rendezvous

Driving Impressions The Rendezvous gets a big boost in power with the addition of a 3.5-liter V6. This new engine sees improvements in low-end torque and fuel economy over the old 3.4-liter...

V6.
On the road, the Rendezvous demonstrates brisk acceleration with good pulling power for passing and merging. Even with the added horsepower, the Rendezvous manages a very respectable 26 miles per gallon in highway driving. The Rendezvous' steering feel is firm, though the suspension is a bit soft, especially when pressed hard into a curve—although few of its owners are likely to do that. Brake feel is excellent and the front-wheel drive displays a sure-footedness in snow that no rear-wheel-drive SUV can match.

Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist
The standard Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist (CXL) helps you avoid costly bumper dings—or worse.

Center Console
The ingenious center console offers a place for just about every item you'll need for work or play.

2007 Buick Rendezvous Details
Interior

Available leather seating with suede inserts cradles occupants in complete comfort. Seating is generous, with room for up to seven people. Unlike many SUVs, the Rendezvous' third-row seat can actually fit two adults, though there is little room left for cargo when in place. A brilliant center console design features compartments to store everything from loose change to a small laptop. A unique option in this class is the Head-Up Display, which projects speed, audio settings, fuel gauge and engine temperature onto the windshield's lower corner.

Exterior
2007 Buick Rendezvous photo

The Rendezvous has a tall profile, making for good visibility from the driver's seat. Its short nose and boxy rear are somewhat disguised by Buick's styling treatment that includes wrap-over headlamps and a long, trailing line that sweeps down the C-pillar on past the belt-line to form the edge of the tail lamps. The large rear flip-up hatch makes it easy to load large items and a number of roof-rack options (including a hard cargo carrier) allow one to carry everything from bikes to kayaks.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Rendezvous features remote keyless entry, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), air conditioning, power windows, power locks, rear defroster, AM/FM stereo with CD, dual power mirrors, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel and cloth bucket seats. The CXL adds dual-zone automatic air conditioning, power driver's seat, traction control, rear audio controls, front side-impact airbags, leather seating, 17-inch aluminum wheels, garage door opener and a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls.

Optional Equipment

Options include a touch-screen navigation display built into the audio head unit, power moonroof, XM Satellite Radio, rear-seat DVD entertainment center and a trailer package (includes automatic leveling, auxiliary air compressor outlet, heavy-duty engine cooling and trailer wiring harness).

Under the Hood

The Rendezvous' 3.5-liter V6 may not have the most horsepower in its class, but its ample low-end torque is more than adequate for passing and quick off-the-line acceleration. The 3.5-liter engine can be a bit loud at full throttle, but not annoyingly so. Fuel economy figures in the high twenties should come as welcome relief to families struggling with large fuel bills.

3.5-liter V6
196 horsepower @ 5600 rpm
215 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26

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2007 Buick Rendezvous Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 667 Ratings for the 2002 - 2007 models.

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  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

great family car w/3rd row seeting

By on Saturday, April 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,555

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "looks, build quality, reliability"

Cons: "cost to repair lower rear bumper"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"A great looking and riding car. Really like the active 4-wheel drive system that automatically works when you need it. Good gas mileage for a large car. My wife feels very comfortable when driving the car as it has such good visibility and ride stability."

Excellent vehicle for needs

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 194,725

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfort and size"

Cons: "Poor heating for rear seat occupants."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Purchased vehicle because of all wheel dive for wife's commute. Satisfied all our needs and more. It later became my primary vehicle for business travel where I put on over 110000 trouble free miles."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Been a great vehicle

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Roomy, easy to get in and out of, comfortable"

Cons: "A bit noisy at highway speed"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"We've had our Buick for 12 years and been very happy, particularly with its ease of ingress/egress and cargo capacity. Only two major maintenance headaches (torque tube and alternator); otherwise very reliable, When we bought a new car last year, we chose to trade in out 2008 Chevy rather than this one. Hope it runs forever!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Will not buy another Buick>

By on Saturday, March 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 134,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Bought with 15000 miles, have had for 10 years, electronics are a joke ( instrumentation ) the motor has been very reliable no problems, and the body has held up looks good for a car with 134000 miles but that is where it ends.I have had to replace the rear end ( all wheel drive )and last year i had to have the transmission rebuilt. Maybe I am wrong here but a car that has been well maintained such as this one should not have major components failing on it with that milage, I will not buy another Buick. I will on the other hand buy another Honda almost 150000 miles and not a problem!!!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Really Like it!

By on Monday, March 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,450

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Chrome Rims are shiny, Cool Looks"

Cons: "MPG, when you hit a bump the vehicle shifts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Ive owned this car for 1 year so far. Its has 165,xxx miles on it. And really the only problem is the trasnmission but I really think that its just my car and how the previous owners treated it. I am the 2nd owner on my car. The previous owners were a older couple."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Outstanding Value!

By on Thursday, February 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great mid-size SUV!!"

Cons: "I'm not very fond of the fabric seats."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have literally had no issues with this vehicle and I am the only private owner. I have previously had Ford, Chev over many years and have been so impressed with this Buick that my next purchase will probably be another Buick SUV. My Explorer was just tooo big for me and my lifestyle. This size is perfect."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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