Vehicle Overview

Introduced for 2002, the Buick Rendezvous continues into 2005 in regular and Ultra forms with front-wheel drive or Versatrak all-wheel drive. Ultra editions feature a 245-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with variable valve timing. Regular models use a 185-hp, 3.4-liter V-6.

Buick's crossover blends characteristics of a sedan, sport utility vehicle and minivan. In addition to Ultra versions, the Mexican-built Rendezvous comes in CX and CXL trims.

A front-drive version of the Rendezvous Ultra is available for 2005; it previously had been offered only with all-wheel drive. The 3.6-liter V-6 also becomes available in CXL models. A touchscreen navigation system is newly optional, and 17-inch wheel packages are offered.

Billed by the manufacturer as "unpretentious luxury," the Ultra competes against the Lexus RX 330. Monochromatic exterior paint includes a body-colored grille.

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