2003 Buick Rainier, 2004 MY US

The Buick Rainier is a four wheel drive motor car, with its engine placed in the front, and a 5 door suv/sports utility vehicle body. The Buick Rainier's engine is a naturally aspirated petrol, 5.3 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. It produces 290 bhp (294 PS/216 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 441 N·m (325 lb·ft/45 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic 'box.

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Key facts

2003 Buick Rainier, 2004 MY US information summary

What body style?
5 door suv/sports utility vehicle with 4/5 seats
How long?
4912 mm
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5327 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
294 PS / 290 bhp / 216 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
441 Nm / 325 ft.lb / 45 kgm @ 4000 rpm
How economical?
14/18 US MPG city/highway

Buick Rainier models

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5 door suv/​sports utility vehicle FR 4A 4153 cm3 279 PS 275 bhp 205 kW
5 door suv/​sports utility vehicle F4 4A 5327 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW

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2003 Buick Rainier data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type4/5 seater suv/sports utility vehicle
Number of doors5
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2870 mm 113 inches
Track/tread (front) 1603 mm 63.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1577 mm 62.1 inches
Length 4912 mm 193.4 inches
Width 1915 mm 75.4 inches
Height 1826 mm 71.9 inches
Ground clearance 196 mm 7.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.71
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 83.3 litres 18.3 UK Gal 22 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer GM
Engine code Vortec 5300
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.3 litre
5327 cc
(325.073 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 92 mm
3.78 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
294 PS (290 bhp) (216 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
54.4 bhp/litre
0.89 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
441 Nm (325 ft·lb) (45 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
82.79 Nm/litre
1 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1040.3 kPa (150.9 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 665.88 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 14/18 US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km16.8/13.1 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.0/7.7 km/l city/highway
UK MPG16.8/21.6 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG14.0/18.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels four wheel drive  
Torque split
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P255/60 R 17
Tyres rear P255/60 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 325 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID171589
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 45.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Buick Rainier added 2008-03-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.