Already available on other markets since 2013 under the nameplate of Opel Cascada, the Buick Cascada reached the US shores in 2015.
The exterior design was pretty much the same as the European one, with no visible roof top covers, a clean profile and a sporty front-end with a bulged hood and sharp angled headlights.
With lots of options on the market, the convertible Buick Cascada was one of the least expensive choices, while still offering comfort and decent room for 4 occupants.
A smaller price had to come with some compromises, such as the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produced 200 hp. 200 hp should not sound that bad, but the Cascada was a heavy car, thus acceleration was a bit disappointing.
On the other hand, the Cascada was a little more practical than its competitors. While the back seats were actually usable, the trunk size was bigger than the usual capacities available with most convertibles.
The 2016 Buick Cascada was offered in two trim levels: the Base and the Premium.
The base model was well loaded with standard equipment including 20-inch wheels, foglights, adaptive xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a rearview camera, smartphone integration, a navigation system and a 7-speaker sound system.
ENGINE SPECS - 1.6L Ecotec 6AT FWD (200 HP)
|Power:||149.1 KW @ 5500 RPM|
203 HP @ 5500 RPM
200 BHP @ 5500 RPM
|Torque:||207 lb-ft @ 1800-4500 RPM|
281 Nm @ 1800-4500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||14.3 gallons (54.1 L)|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Length:||184.9 in (4696 mm)|
|Width:||72.4 in (1839 mm)|
|Height:||56.8 in (1443 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||62.5/62.5 in (1,588/1,588 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||106.1 in (2695 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.7 in (145 mm)|
|Cargo Volume:||13.4 cuFT (379 L)|
|Turning circle:||38.7 ft (11.8 m)|
|Unladen Weight:||3600 lbs (1633 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4707 lbs (2135 kg)|
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
|City:||16.7 mpg US (14.1 L/100Km)|
|Highway:||22.4 mpg US (10.5 L/100Km)|
|Cargo capacity with top down - 9.8 cu-ft (277 l)|