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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.
Favorite Features

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
7.6
Out of 10

Based on 635 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

very comfortable. Drives well in bad weather.

By on Thursday, March 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 190,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "reliable, comfortable, roomy."

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

"Have been more than satisfied with this vehicle. Plenty of room, easy to get in and out of, handles very well on bad roads, rides good, handles good, overall very satisfied."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

2003 buick rendezvous review

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 60,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "moon roof, tinted windows, third row seats, shiny."

Cons: "No mp3 player"

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

"This is a perfect vehicle for a family, has the same room as a van but much more stylish.. It's a very shiny vehicle and has a cup holder for everyone how takes a ride, I love my rendezvous and so does the kids."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

This is a Buick Rendezvous V6 wonderful shape.

By on Saturday, March 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "good mileage, rides great, everything works. V6"

Cons: "speedo light burned out but a great family car."

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

"Over all wonderful car but my wife wants something newer. tires and all glass good, no dents , engine is perfect. one cap is broke from wife getting to close to curb. Color is white with a tan or pewter bottom."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

outstanding

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

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 price"

Cons: "none not for a full luxury vehicle"

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

"The private party on my vehicle is $10, 000 this is bases on what other excellent suv's of my make and model are selling for. Not based on value. ."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Very, dependable,comfortable, economical vehichle

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "size, gas mileage, comfort, reliability"

Cons: "I'm very short and large side mirrors block vision"

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

"I'm not sure what people are complaining about. I have praised this car since I brought it new. Most of my miles are highway thru the Co.mountains. I religiously got 28 mpg whether using cruise or just driving.It consistently gets 21 mpg city driving. The mpg. amazed me-I didn't expect that big a vehichle to get that mileage. It's nearly 12 yrs old now and I get 21 city and 26+ on the highway. I've had no major repairs. I change oil every 3,000 miles even tho manual says you can go longer. Otherwise, just tires,filters and routine maintenance. I only hope the next car I buy is as good."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

It has been an excellent tow vehicle,

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "see above"

Cons: "none"

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

"I pull a 6X12 cargo trailer and would still get 16-19 mpg while by it's self around 27 mpg. It is quite and handles very well and it's ride is very comfortable on long trips. It has been to Florida three times and always a pleasure to drive. Plently of leg room both front and rear. I like the left rear view mirror that tilts down when in reverse, and the back up object warning system. Saved my bacon a few times."

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