Buick Cascada Priced at $33,990

Well-equipped convertible offers high levels of standard content, technology

With the money that Buick Cascada drivers will save versus its competitor, they can splurge on a luxurious getaway, the latest technology or a day on the water.
With the money that Buick Cascada drivers will save versus its competitor, they can splurge on a luxurious getaway, the latest technology or a day on the water.

DETROIT – The top-down driving experience of the 2016 Cascada – Buick’s first convertible offered in the United States in 25 years – is priced at $33,990. 

When it goes on sale early next year, the Cascada will offer more standard content, a more powerful standard engine and a lower starting price than the Audi A3 Cabriolet.

“Cascada expands Buick’s lineup with a uniquely fun and personal driving experience,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Buick. “With a lower price than key competitors, it also promises to shake up the segment – and look good doing it.”  

The 2016 Cascada – designed from the ground up as a convertible – comes well-equipped in a 2+2 configuration, with room for four adults. Performance is rooted in a 200-horsepower (149 kW) turbo engine, backed by a six-speed automatic transmission, with Buick’s sophisticated HiPer Strut front suspension and a Watts Z-link rear suspension standard.

Additional standard features:

  • Acoustically and thermally insulated electro-hydraulic power roof that lowers in only 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph
  • High-intensity discharge, articulating headlamps and front LED daytime running lamps; and LED taillamps
  • Automated, spring-loaded and pyrotechnically activated rollover bars behind the rear seat that are linked to the air bag system
  • IntelliLink system with 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen
  • Navigation radio and seven-speaker premium audio system
  • Rear Vision camera
  • Remote start
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front and rear 12-volt power outlets
  • Heat-reflective leather-appointed seating
  • Heated front seats with eight-way power adjustments
  • Heated, leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel
  • Twenty-inch aluminum wheels with bi-color finish
  • Electric power steering
  • Rear Park Assist

A Cascada Premium model, priced at $36,990, adds:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic headlamp control with tunnel detection
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Rainsense automatic windshield wipers
  • Twenty-inch wheels with “diamond graphic” bi-color finish
  • Front and rear air deflectors.

The Cascada also offers plenty of storage space, including 13.4 cubic feet of cargo room with the top up and 9.8 cubic feet with the top down, as well as a 22.4-inch x 12.6-inch (320 mm x 570 mm) pass-through from the trunk to the passenger compartment. When the 50/50-split rear seat is folded, longer items such as skis and wakeboards can be stowed inside.  

Editors’ note: Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price includes destination freight charge but excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Excludes other General Motors vehicles.

Convertibles compared

 

2016 Buick Cascada

2016 Audi A3 Cabriolet

Starting price

$33,990 (incl. DFC)

$37,525 (incl. DFC)

Standard engine

1.6L Turbo – 200 HP

1.8L Turbo – 170 HP

Standard transmission

six-speed automatic

six-speed automatic (dual-clutch)

Standard wheels

20-inch aluminum

17-inch aluminum

Front suspension

HiPer Strut

MacPherson strut

Rear suspension

compound crank with Z-link

four-link

Convertible top

lowers up to 31 mph

lowers up to 31 mph

Leather seating

standard

standard

Heated front seats

standard

available

Seat adjusters

eight-way power

eight-way manual with four-way power lumbar 

Heated steering wheel

standard

not available

Dual-zone climate control

standard

standard

Rear-view camera system

standard

standard

IntelliLink infotainment

standard

not available

Navigation radio system

standard

available

Forward Collision Alert

available

not available

Lane Departure Warning

available

not available

Front and Rear Park Assist

available

standard

 

Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick, on Instagram, on Pinterest or at www.facebook.com/buick.

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