Exterior

Described by Buick as having a "refined ruggedness," the Rendezvous has an overall shape like that of an SUV, augmented by details that promote a youthful image. Sharp lines take precedence over curves, and Buick gave it a rear slope in contrast to the typically boxy SUV shape. It shares styling elements with other Buicks, including a painted, oval-shaped grille.

Eight-spoke 16-inch wheels are standard on CX models, but others get 17-inch tires. Each Rendezvous rides a 112.2-inch wheelbase, measures 186.5 inches long overall and stands 68.9 inches tall. A fully independent suspension aims to ease the ride quality.

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    Entry Lighting
    The headlamps, parking lamps, taillamps, and most of the interior lamps turn on briefly when is pressed on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. After about 30 seconds the exterior lamps ...

    Brake Wear
    This vehicle has disc brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound can come and go ...

    Finding a Station
    BAND: Press this button to switch between FM1, FM2, AM, or XM1 or XM2 (if equipped). The display shows the selection. TUNE: Turn this knob to select radio stations. SEEK : Press either the S ...