The Stunning Buick Cascada

Buick didn't make any sweeping changes to the Cascada for this year. In fact, they didn't actually change the car at all. They did, however, create a hi-tech feature standard that was only an available option in the past. This is a nice convertible that offers a smooth, quiet ride and more room for cargo than other cars in its class. If you are shopping around for a new, small, luxury convertible, you really should give this one a look. Here are the answers to some of the questions you might have about it.


Is the Buick Cascada an expensive luxury car?

The Cascada is quite affordable, for a small [search label="luxury convertible" items="Buick Cascada|Porsche 911|BMW i8|Audi A5"]. Base MSRP ranges from $33,065 tp $37,065, depending on the model.


How many people can ride in the Cascada?

The Cascada is a small car that is only built for four people, including the driver. There are 13.4 cubic feet of space in the trunk when you have the top up, though. That makes it easy to tuck bags and supplies safely out of the way. With the top down, there are 9.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk.


How many Cascada models are there

Buick is offering the Cascada in three different trim levels. The levels are the basic Cascada, the Cascada Premium, and the Cascada Sport Touring.


Does the Cascada get good gas mileage?

The new Cascada isn't as fuel efficient as some of its competitors. It only gets 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.


What kind of infotainment system does the Cascada come with?

All trims come with the Buick [search label="Infotainment System" items="Best Infotainment System|Android Auto|OnStar|Vehicle Navigation System"]which includes a seven-speaker audio system, 7" touchscreen, AM/FM/SiriusXM Radio with a free three-month trial subscription, a USB port, and auxiliary jack. They also have Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, an OnStar Guidance Plan with a limited trial service and an OnStar Basic Plan for five years. All trim levels include a Navigation system. In the past, the navigation system was only optional.


What sort of hi-tech safety equipment does the Cascada have?

All Cascada models come with a rear vision camera, a StabiliTrak stability control system, a Tire Pressure Monitoring system and automated rollover pop-up bars. The Cascada Premium and Cascada Sport-Touring models come with Front and Rear Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert.


What type of engine does the Cascada come with?

The Cascada comes with a 1.6-L SIDI Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 200 hp at 5500 rpm and 207 lb-ft of torque between 1800 and 4500 rpm.


Does the Cascada come with a manual transmission?

No. The Cascada has a six-speed automatic transmission. There isn't a manual transmission available.


Is the Cascada a front-wheel-drive car?

Yes, the Cascada only comes in front-wheel drive.


How well has the Cascada done in crash tests?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has tested the Buick Cascada and given it an Overall Safety Rating of five stars. That's the highest possible rating. The Cascada has not been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


Are there any special packages available for the Cascada?

The Dark Effects Package is available for Sport Red, Ebony Twilight Metallic, and Summit White Cascada Sport-Touring models. You can't get that package on any other trims or on a Sport Touring in Carrageen Metallic. The Dark Effect Package includes rear moldings and fog lamp accents that are the same color as the car, Piano Black trim decor on the instrument panel, doors and center stack and red stitching on the doors, seats and instrument panel.


Does Buick have a good Warranty on the new Cascada?

Buick has a pretty good Warranty. The Cascada comes with a four-year or 50,000-mile Bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty, a five-year or 70,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty and a six-year or 70,000-mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation coverage. They also give you two free maintenance visits.

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