2005 Buick Rainier

midsize SUV / 4-door SUV

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Head restraints & seats

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2005-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4-door 4wd

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer was introduced in the 2002 model year, and the GMC Envoy was redesigned the same year. The Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender (5-passenger) were introduced in the 2004 model year.

Beginning with 2005 models, structural, frontal airbag, and seat belt changes were made to improve occupant protection in frontal crashes. The Saab 9-7X was introduced late in the 2005 model year, the Buick Rainier was discontinued after the 2007 model year, and the Isuzu Ascender was discontinued after the 2008 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

Smeared pink greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head hit the B-pillar. Head acceleration from this hit was low.

Forces on the lower right leg were high enough to indicate the possibility of injuries.

Side

Rating applies to 2005-07 models

Tested vehicle: 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer LS 4-door 4wd with optional front and rear head curtain airbags

The Chevrolet TrailBlazer was introduced in the 2002 model year, and the GMC Envoy was redesigned the same year. The Buick Rainier and Isuzu Ascender (5-passenger) were introduced in the 2004 model year.

Beginning with 2005 models, front and rear side head curtain airbags became available as options. The Saab 9-7X was introduced late in the 2005 model year with standard head curtain airbags. The Buick Rainier was discontinued after the 2007 model year. Beginning with the 2008 model year, side airbags were made standard on all remaining models.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbag and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2004-07 models

Seat type: All seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry