2016 Buick Cascada
All-new for 2016, Buick Cascada is a soft-top convertible with clean looks and European manners. Its considered a 2+2, but its back seats are roomier than those of most convertibles and sufficiently comfortable for four adults out for dinner.
Cascada is the first convertible Buick has sold in America in 25 years. Intended as an entry-level luxury convertible, the Buick Cascada is most closely comparable to the Audi A3 Cabriolet and Volkswagen Eos. Also on the list of potential competitors are sportier four-seat convertibles like the Ford Mustang and BMW 2 Series.
While the Cascada is a different kind of Buick, its still very much a car for grown-ups. You get legitimate room for four passengers, a usable trunk, and all the interior comforts that appeal to adults. The result is a car thats capable of attracting buyers whove never considered a Buick before as well as those driving one now.
Convertibles arent known for their practicality, but the Cascada comes with very few concessions. You dont need to live where its always warm and sunny to justify buying one. Its a perfectly enjoyable companion even when youre just commuting in the rain.
A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine powers the Buick Cascada rated at 200 horsepower and an impressive 207 foot-pounds of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the front wheels. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 20/27 mpg City/Highway.
The suspension and body structure were designed to deliver a precise, refined driving experience with responsive steering and driver feedback, and it appears Buick put considerable effort into this.