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2007 Buick Terraza

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2007 Buick Terraza Review

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Buick's Terraza minivan shares its platform with similar GM siblings at Saturn, Pontiac and Chevrolet. While the Terraza is arguably the most luxurious of the group, it can't match the Honda Odyssey or Chrysler Town and Country for interior room, nor does it offer the option of all-wheel drive like the Toyota Sienna. Where many minivans in this segment offer side-curtain airbags for all three rows, the Terraza does not. Despite these shortcomings, the Terraza has much to offer, such as the Sit-N-Lift Mobility Prep package and a powerful V6 engine that can run on either gasoline or E85.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need to buy a minivan, but would much rather own a Sport Utility Vehicle, the Terraza's long hood and bold grille might be enough to appease your anti-minivan attitude. And it offers an impressive list of standard and optional toys, including a PhatNoise mobile digital storage system.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If interior volume is a priority, the Terraza's narrow passenger compartment may not be ideally suited to your needs. The Terraza also lags behind in offering such features as flush-folding seats—although it does have an arrangement that allows a flush rear floor surface.

What's Significant About This Car?

The 2007 Terraza losses its all-wheel-drive option but gains the 3.9-liter V6 as standard equipment for all trim levels. Later in the model year, a Flex Fuel E85 version will be made available.

Driving the Terraza

Driving Impressions The Terraza is powered by a 240-horsepower 3.9-liter V6 that pulls strongly off the line and is noticeably more refined than the previous 3.5-liter engine. The front-wheel-drive layout works well...

for this type of vehicle, providing good traction in rain and snow. Steering and braking have been greatly improved over the old General Motors Venture, Silhouette and Montana minivans on which the Terraza is based. The smaller size and narrow footprint make the Terraza feel easier to maneuver than the larger offerings from Nissan, Chrysler and Honda.
Favorite Features

DVD Entertainment System
The optional DVD entertainment system keeps the kids busy while you drive.

PhatNoise Entertainment System
The optional PhatNoise entertainment system lets you download music and video from your home computer and bring it along for the ride.

2007 Buick Terraza Details
2007 Buick Terraza photo Interior

The Terraza's interior represents a huge leap forward for Buick. Advanced soft-touch materials, a sophisticated look for the new switchgear and improved build quality make this one plush minivan. The Terraza's interior is a bit on the narrow side, and its flat-folding rear seats do not fold flush into the floor, raising the height of the cargo floor about four inches. But it does, however, provide a flat load floor and a handy cargo storage compartment.

Exterior
2007 Buick Terraza photo

The Terraza looks like no other minivan (outside of its GM cousins) on the market today. Though it looks new, the Terraza actually uses the old GM minivan platform with a new front end to give it a more truck-like appearance. Buick has added a visible pillar behind the sliding side doors on each side to increase the Terraza's SUV-like appearance.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The base CX model has manual air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), front and rear cup holders, power locks, power windows, keyless entry, automatic headlamps, OnStar, AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 capability, dual-heated power mirrors, cruise control, StabiliTrak, traction control, rear wiper/washer and full wheel covers. The CX PLUS adds dual-zone manual air conditioning, DVD entertainment system, automatic leveling and six-way power driver seat. The CXL adds automatic front and rear air conditioning, power right-hand sliding side door, removable overhead console storage, leather seats, rear-seat audio controls, first and second-row side-impact airbags, eight-way power driver's seat and steering wheel touch controls.

Optional Equipment

Options include rear park assist, six-disc CD changer, Mobility Prep Package, PhatNoise hard-drive entertainment system, remote start, six-way power passenger seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and a trailer towing package.

Under the Hood

The new 3.9-liter V6 employs variable valve timing and lift, promoting maximum torque and horsepower without sacrificing fuel economy. With an output of 240 horsepower, the Terraza moves from the back of the minivan pack to near the head of the class.

3.9-liter V6
240 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/18 (E85), 18/25 (Gasoline)

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2007 Buick Terraza Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.6
Out of 10

Based on 125 Ratings for the 2005 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    6.8/10
    Quality
    7.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    7.2/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    7.7/10

Great Reliable Van with lots of extras

By on Friday, February 07, 2014

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

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Lots of comfort and convenience features."

Cons: "gas milage less than quoted."

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

"This has been a great van with lots of extras and a lot of thought put into the design. It has been a wonderful family car! Seats are very comfortable, all the extra's work well.Love the heated seats and remote start. My only complaint is that the gas milage has not been as good as I expected . . Im an easy driver on acceleration and brakes."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love this Van!

By on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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

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
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Love the handling and feel of vehicle."

Cons: "Can't get a newer one."

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

"This is the last of the GM Mini Vans and I am very sorry to see them go. I had 2 Venture's before this Buick and I have loved them all. The first one I had we were on our way camping loaded with kids, dogs and food and were hit almost head on by a college kid going way too fast and the car was totaled, but all my kids and animals were fine. Not a scratch on anyone. Solid vehicle, great mileage for a big van, looks great definatly not like mom's vehicle and the DVD is great for keeping kids entertained on long drives."

12 people out of 12 found this review helpful

I have no good reason to sell this vehicle but age

By on Sunday, June 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

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: "Comfort. MPG. Ease of use. Great cargo capacity"

Cons: "What you get is what you see in the showroom."

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

"Owned vehicle since new. Always serviced by the same dealer every 3,000-4,000 miles. No problems other than those normally associated with age. Excellent condition with no scratches, marks, or dents. Recent round trip from Austin to Fort Worth just under 28MPG. Great vehicle."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Love this Car!!

By on Saturday, March 24, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very comfortable and reliable"

Cons: "none"

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

"I love this car! It is perfect for long drives. We travel to and from Washington DC at least 4 times a year. We never have problem with this vehicle except normal wear and tear."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great workhorse.

By on Thursday, February 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

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: "Ability to take out all the seats."

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

"I have owned the car 5 years from new. It has been serviced every 3000, give or take 200, always with the same dealership and adviser in whom I have absolute trust. What has been needed has been done on the spot. Never ever let me down. GGreat vehicle."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever!

By on Thursday, February 16, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 99,945

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "very quiet"

Cons: "rear seating is tight."

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

Badlands in South Dakota

"Replaced 1996 Ford Winstar in Nov 2006 with origional transmission. 99,945 miles later, I'd buy it again. Four trips out west including pulling a Uhaul trailer to Colorado the first trip(18-19MPG). Last October I left Jackson, Wy and drove to Fort Collins, CO with a tail wind @ 60mph and got 34.7MPG. Why would I drive anything else. Regular oil changes at 2-3000 miles"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Badlands in South Dakota

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