Buick
Cascada
2017
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Matthew Keegan
Contributing Editor - October 28, 2016

Expert Rating

4.25 (Excellent)
MPG
20 City / 27 Highway

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2017 Buick Cascada OVERVIEW

There was a quarter-century gulf between Buick convertible models that was finally closed when the midsize Cascada arrived in 2016. The first Buick drop-top since the stylish Reatta was discontinued in 1991, this Opel-supplied 2+2 convertible comes loaded with premium features.

What's New for 2017

Introduced to the U.S. market in 2016, the Buick Cascada adds a Sport Touring trim for 2017. The two other trims carry over unchanged.

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Choosing Your Buick Cascada

The 2017 Buick Cascada is available in Cascada (Base), Premium, and Sport Touring trims.

All models are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The engine generates 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Cascada delivers an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

A sport-tuned suspension is standard and brings in Hi-Per front struts, a compound crank Z-link rear suspension, and four-wheel disc brakes at the corners. The system has been calibrated to reduce torque steer.

Upgrades are limited, but include individual items like Deep Sky metallic paint ($395), floor mats ($100), and a smoker’s package ($55) for the base model. Cascada Premium shoppers can opt for all-weather floor mats ($140) or a sport pedal kit ($165). A small number of accessory items are available on the Sport Touring trim too.

Prices do not include a $925 destination freight charge.

Base

The standard Cascada model ($33,990) offers a long list of features. All models are equipped with HID articulating headlights, automatic headlamps, LED lights, 20-inch wheels, remote start, and a power soft top system that opens in 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

Inside, the 2017 Cascada features leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, and Buick's IntelliLink infotainment interface This model also offers a CD and MP3 player, an auxiliary jack, a USB port, Pandora, Stitcher, Bluetooth, and satellite radio. OnStar 4G LTE, a built-in WiFi hotspot, rear paring sensors, and two 12-volt outlets are also included.

Premium

The Cascada Premium model ($36,990) adds to the stellar standard equipment list, bringing in upgraded wheels, front and rear air deflectors, fog lamps, automatic wipers, navigation, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and front parking sensors.

Sport Touring

New for 2017 is the Sport Touring trim, priced at $37,990. This model is dressed in an exclusive-to-the-trim True Blue Metallic finish. The Sport Touring edition is outfitted with 20-inch aluminum wheels with sterling silver finish. Also included are sport alloy pedals, special black interior trim, and a leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel.

CarsDirect Tip

The Cascada Premium trim brings in additional safety features and adds navigation, offering a complete package for this model line. Although only $1,000 more, the Sport Touring trim doesn’t offer anything beyond decorative updates to justify spending an extra grand on this model.

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