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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 648 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
    8.6/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Love this vehicle

By on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great family vehicle, On Star, pop up seats for 7"

Cons: "not as sporty as other makes of SUVs"

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

"I am the second owner of this vehicle since it was purchased new in October of 2002. I have owned the car since July of 2005. It has been a joy to drive."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

great suv

By on Sunday, July 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "roomy, comfortable, lots of storage room"

Cons: "could be a little better on gas but worth the ride"

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

"Love this car, would like a newer model but they dont make them anymore, very reliable, high miles now and still drives like new. purchased this suv at 36000 miles now has 141000, still runs like new, feels great and comfortable!! regular maintenance is good, gas a little high but not too bad!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very Comfortable and solid to drive

By on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very comfortable and solid drive"

Cons: "Brakes require attention periodically."

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

"A door on either side has a scratch the would probably require repainting. Just had new front Brake rotors and pads installed by Buick dealer."

Loved driving it in a blinding snowstorm.

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Covered them above"

Cons: "They don't make them anymore"

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

"Drove like a tank. Went through snow drifts long before the snow plows would ever be out to clear the roads. Felt confident heading out at night on the freeway for a 25 mile commute on deserted snow and ice roads. Tons of space. Moved kids to college with household goods. Amazing the amount of cargo it will hold when the seats are removed. I loved that car/SUV!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best all around car owned

By on Saturday, June 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 105,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great buy but no longer available new"

Cons: "Can't think of one."

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

"I've owned this car for 7 years. I traded in a 4 year old Rendezvous to get it. For my comfort and style of driving this is the best car all around and for the price I paid it was a wonderful bargain at the time."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

good car

By on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good power, good gas mileage and lots of room."

Cons: "No camera."

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

"Good car, I am sorry G M quit making them. I like the heads up display. I like the all wheel drive. Good gas mileage and park assist."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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