For 2016, Buick introduces an all-new luxury convertible. The Cascada is based on the Delta 2 platform currently used by several GM cars, including the Chevrolet Cruze here in the U.S. as well as the Opel Cascada, which GM sells in Europe. The Cascada also shares its suspension with both the Regal and LaCrosse, which makes the car plenty comfortable yet sporty enough to make for an enthusiastic driving experience.
Power comes from a 1.6L turbocharged four, which sends 200 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Cascada is offered in either base or Premium trims, and each features a power soft top that retracts in just 17 seconds, at speeds up to 31 mph. The 2+2 configuration features rear seats actually suited for occupancy, while the trunk features more than 13 cubic feet of space when the top is up. All of which broadens the appeal of the Cascada as a practical convertible for carrying family and friends.
Even the base Cascada is nicely appointed, with 20-inch alloy wheels, HID headlights and LED taillights. Inside are amenities including IntelliLink navigation, a premium sound system with a 7-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE in-car WiFi connectivity, rear vision camera with park assist, remote start, and heated front seats and steering wheel.
In the Cascada Premium, you'll find all of the above plus standard advanced safety features like forward collision and lane departure warnings, front and rear park assist, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
Attractive, Muscular Styling
Fast-opening Convertible Top
The 2016 Cascada is an all-new luxury convertible from Buick. It is based on GM Europe's Opel Cascada and rides on the Delta 2 platform. Cascadas are front-wheel drive and are powered by a 200-horsepower 1.6L turbocharged engine. Pricing for the Cascada starts at $33,065.
There aren't many options these days when it comes to compact premium convertibles, but Buick is looking to change that. The Cascada is a lovely, stylish rag top that comes loaded with all the stuff buyers want that would cost $3,500 more to get in the Audi A3 cabriolet. The Cascada outshines the BMW 228i convertible as well, which can't match it for standard features. With room for four adults to cruise top down in comfort, and with more trunk space than either the Mustang or Camaro convertible, the Cascada is a fascinating -- and potentially popular proposition from Buick.
Driver Confidence Package includes (UEU) Forward Collision Alert, (UFL) Lane Departure Warning, (UD5) Front and Rear Parking Assist, (CE1) Rainsense wipers and (TTW) automatic on/off headlamp control with tunnel detection
Engine, 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder, SIDI DOHC with Variable Valve Timing (200 hp [149.1 kW] @ xxxx rpm, 206 lb-ft of torque [278.1 N-m] and 221 lb-ft of torque [298.4 N-m] with overboost @ xxxx rpm)
Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
Drivetrain, front wheel drive
Alternator, 140 amps
Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 801 cold-cranking amps
Suspension, Sport Tuned
Suspension, front Hi-Per strut
Suspension, rear, compound crank with Z-link for enhanced rear stability
StabiliTrak, stability control system, includes Traction Control
Steering, power, electric
Brake, electronic parking
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, 17" front and 16" rear
Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel with bright tip
Audio system with navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo, single CD/DVD player and MP3 player with navigation, IntelliLink with 7" diagonal touch-screen display, GPS navigation system, USB port, Radio Data System (RDS) and auxiliary input jack
Audio system feature, premium 7-speaker system
Audio system feature, display, 7" diagonal, touch-screen color, located on center stack
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, HMI (Human Machine Interface)
Seats, front Sport bucket
Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way power
Seat adjuster, driver and front passenger easy entry
Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
Seats, rear split-folding with trunk pass-through/trunk release access
Seats, driver and front passenger, 1-lever rear Easy Entry system
Seats, front and rear, heat-reflective leather-appointed
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt, covered
Power outlet, rear auxiliary, 12-volt, covered
Floor mats, premium carpeted front and rear
Steering column, tilt and telescopic
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke
Steering wheel, heated
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and phone interface controls
Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining
Keys, (2) foldable
QuietTuning, Buick exclusive process that consists of numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin
Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm
Windows, power with driver Express-Up/Down
Windows, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
Windows, power, rear with Express-Up/Down
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and front passenger
Defogger, rear-window, electric
Trim, interior decor, Piano Black
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
Automated rollover pop-up bars high-strength steel, located behind rear seats
Daytime Running Lamps, separate cavity, LED
Air bags, dual-stage frontal and knee for driver and front passenger and seat-mounted side-impact for front seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
Air bag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector
OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
Front and Rear Parking Assist
Rear Vision Camera
Lane Departure Warning
Forward Collision Alert
Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger with electronic seat belt presenter, includes pretensioners and load limiters
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