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The 2017 Buick Cascada convertible is offered in three trim levels:
  • Base
  • Premium
  • new Sport Touring.

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Standard equipment for base model includes 20-inch alloy wheels

  • adaptive xenon headlights
  • a power-operated convertible soft top
  • rear parking sensors
  • heated mirrors
  • dual-zone automatic climate control
  • leather upholstery
  • remote engine start
  • a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • eight-way power and heated front seats
  • 50/50-split folding rear seats
  • smartphone integration
  • a 7-inch touchscreen display (with Buick's Intellilink interface)
  • voice controls
  • OnStar (with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot) and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player
  • a rearview camera
  • satellite radio and a USB media interface.

The Cascada Premium adds foglights

  • forward collision warning
  • automatic wipers
  • front and rear parking sensors
  • lane departure warning
  • a touchscreen navigation system and air deflectors for the front and rear seats.

Step up to the new Sport Touring trim and you get a unique paint color and distinctive alloy wheels, special black interior trim and a unique flat-bottom steering wheel.
There are no factory-installed options available.


  • Quiet and comfortable ride on the highway and over bumpy roads
  • Lots of features for a reasonable price.


  • Tech interface is dated compared to rivals
  • Dashboard controls all look alike, which can be distracting on the road
  • Mediocre interior quality.
  • It's heavy and not very powerful, and that results in underwhelming acceleration and fuel economy

What's New

  • For the 2017 Buick Cascada, a new Sport Touring model joins the lineup.
Though there's no shortage of convertibles on the market, there's been one niche in which the pickings have been slim recently: the reasonably priced, four-passenger midsize convertible. Fortunately for fans of leisurely top-down motoring, the 2017 Buick Cascada fills that vacancy nicely.
The best way to wrap your head around the Cascada is to think of it as a comfortable cruiser. With that role in mind, GM engineers have tuned the suspension to favor a smooth ride over sporty handling. Furthering its mellow vibe is the relatively small 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that's tasked with hauling around the car's rather hefty weight, an arrangement that results in adequate but lackluster acceleration.
Inside, the Cascada's abundance of hard plastic materials gives it a somewhat downmarket feel. The plethora of dashboard switches and controls can also be confusing, and the infotainment system is dated in both its appearance and operation. Some of the desirable features we'd expect to find in a luxury model — amenities such as keyless start and a blind-spot monitoring system — aren't even offered.
On the plus side, the rear seat has room for two smaller passengers, with access made easier by a single latch that scoots the entire seat forward. A relatively large trunk is made more practical by split-folding rear seatbacks that expand the cargo hold when it comes time to transport longer items. Still, we suggest comparing the Cascada to more luxurious (albeit more expensive) models such as the Audi A3 Cabriolet or the BMW 2 Series convertible. The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and the Mini Cooper Convertible are also worthwhile competitors; both are more fun to drive, though they lack the Cascada's interior room.
Ultimately, the Cascada's serious shortcomings stop us from recommending it, but the Cascada could be worth a look if all you want is a comfortable and reasonably priced vehicle to soak up the sun in.