Compare 2005 Buick Rainier vs 2005 Toyota Highlander

2005 Buick Rainier
2005 Toyota Highlander
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4-Door CXL AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rainier 4-Door CXL AWD 15 20 $32,227 $35,610
Rainier 4-Door CXL RWD 16 21 $30,575 $33,785
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4-Door 4-Cyl
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
Highlander 4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
Highlander 4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Highlander 4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
Highlander 4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
Highlander 4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,227
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,610
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$594 / month
$405 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 104.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.1 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.5 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.1 80.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.14 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.78 11.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 19.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N79 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QTM NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QTM NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4628 3520
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 100
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 6000 160 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas L6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 3600 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LL8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.0 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.20
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Rainier Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.42 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double A-arm Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link w/air- Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
suspension MacPherson

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