|Assembly||Doraville, Georgia, United States|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door minivan|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive/four-wheel drive|
|Platform||GM U platform/GMT201|
Pontiac Montana SV6
|Engine||3.5 L LX9 V6
3.9 L LZ9 V6
3.9 L LGD V6
|Wheelbase||121.1 in (3,076 mm)|
|Length||205.0 in (5,207 mm)|
|Width||72.0 in (1,829 mm)|
|Height||72.1 in (1,831 mm)|
|Curb weight||4,426 lb (2,008 kg)|
The Buick Terraza was an upscale minivan marketed by General Motors' Buick brand from 2005 through 2007 model years. The Terraza was built alongside its Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn sisters on the U platform; (Uplander, Montana SV6, and Relay respectively) in Doraville, Georgia, and aimed at the Chrysler Town & Country luxury minivan.
The Terraza retailed at US$28,110 in 2005. The Buick debuted with one engine, a 3.5 L High Value V6 that generates 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lb·ft (298 N·m) of torque, going from 0-60 mph in the 9-second range. For 2006, a 3.9 L LZ9 V6, with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lb·ft (332 Nm) torque. It offered leather seats, and a wood trim on the panels and also offered on the steering wheel and gear shift knob.
For 2007, the 3.5 L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine. Consequently, the optional AWD system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. A flex-fuel version of the 3.9 L V6 also became available for the Terraza's third season. The 2007 Terraza equipped with side airbags scored a "good" in the frontal offset and an "acceptable" in the side impact Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests.
- 2005 • Buick introduces the Terraza, its first minivan for the North-American market. The Terraza was available in two trim lines: entry-level CX (FWD or AWD) and top-of-the-line CXL (FWD or AWD).
- 2006 • The 3.5 L V6 could now be upgraded to a 3.9 (in FWD only) LZ9 V6 engine. Second row seat-mounted side airbags were now an option.
- 2007 • The Terraza's last year, and all-wheel drive models were dropped. For 2007, the 3.9 L V6 was the only engine offered, however it was available with a flex-fuel option. More standard features were offered on the new CX Plus model, which slotted between the CX and CXL. The Terraza was removed from Buick's website in early fall 2007.
The last Terraza rolled off the assembly line on June 21, 2007.
|Calendar year||US Sales|
- "Buick Terraza IIHS Crash Tests". Retrieved March 8, 2008.
- "Velite Coming for Buick - Velite Name Could Stand". Car & Driver. Archived from the original on 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
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