The Cascada is very obviously German, thanks to its toned-down design. Some may love this look, while others may find it too vanilla. Regardless of what side of the fence you’re on, we can all admit that the fabric roof doesn’t hinder the styling whether it’s up or down.
Inside, the 2018 Buick Cascada really shows its age. Everything seems to be about one generation behind, including the rustic navigation interface, the nearly straight-on instrument cluster, and the massive number of buttons on the center stack.
Roominess is also a hot commodity in the Cascada, as only the front occupants have any room to speak of. In the rear, there’s just 32.8 inches of leg room and 36.1 inches of head room. The trunk is also tight, as it has 9.8 cubic feet with the top down.
While it hasn’t gone through full safety testing yet, the Cascada performed well on most of the NHTSA crash tests, landing it a five-star rating. However, age rears its ugly head again, as the 2018 Cascada lacks any modern safety tech, including automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.