2003 Buick Rainier 2WD, 2004 MY US

The Rainier 2WD is a passenger car from Buick, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a 5 door suv/sports utility vehicle body style. Its 4.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, double overhead camshaft, 6 cylinder that develops 275 bhp (279 PS/205 kW) of power at 6000 rpm, and maximum torque of 373 N·m (275 lb·ft/38 kgm) at 3600 rpm. The engine delivers its power through to the wheels via a 4 speed automatic gearbox.

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2003 Buick Rainier 2WD, 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?
4.2 litre, 4153 cm3
How many cylinders?
6, Straight
How much power?
279 PS / 275 bhp / 205 kW @ 6000 rpm
How much torque?
373 Nm / 275 ft.lb / 38 kgm @ 3600 rpm
How economical?
16/21 US MPG city/highway

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5 door suv/​sports utility vehicle F4 4A 5327 cm3 294 PS 290 bhp 216 kW

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2003 Buick Rainier 2WD 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 4200
Cylinders Straight 6
Capacity 4.2 litre
4153 cc
(253.432 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93 × 101.9 mm
3.66 × 4.01 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.91
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
24 valves in total
maximum power output
(SAE net)
279 PS (275 bhp) (205 kW)
at 6000 rpm
Specific output
(SAE net)
66.2 bhp/litre
1.09 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
(SAE net)
373 Nm (275 ft·lb) (38 kgm)
at 3600 rpm
Specific torque
(SAE net)
89.81 Nm/litre
1.09 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 10.1:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1128.6 kPa (163.7 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 692.17 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 16/21 US MPG city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km14.7/11.2 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.8/8.9 km/l city/highway
UK MPG19.2/25.2 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG16.0/21.0 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 rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension
Rear suspension
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front P245/65 R 17
Tyres rear P245/65 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 ID171611
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 32.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Buick Rainier 2WD added 2008-03-28.
Last modified 2013-02-28.