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Buick Cascada

2018
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Buick Cascada 2018 convertible Trim Shown: 2018 Premium convertible FWD Automatic
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The Cascada is a well-thought-out, four-seat, soft-top convertible. Handling is responsive, and the ride is steady but a bit stiff because of the standard 20-inch tires. The 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine has modest power and returned just 22 mpg overall. The leather seats are supportive, but it's a long reach to access the touch-screen infotainment system, and the center dash is a mess of buttons. The power-operated, fully insulated fabric roof takes a quick 17 seconds to open and can be operated at speeds up to 31 mph. Fortunately, wind buffeting is kept to a minimum during top-down driving. Rear-seat access is made easier by front seats that power-slide forward. Opting for the Premium or Sport Touring trims brings advanced safety equipment, including forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning.
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Buick Cascada 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 Premium
The front-wheel-drive Cascada is a four-seat soft-top convertible. It's a well thought out convertible with a fully-insulated top and responsive handling. The ride is steady but can be a bit stiff due to the standard 20 inch tires. The leather seats are supportive but it's a long reach to access the touchscreen infotainment system, and the center dash is a mess of buttons. The power-operated fabric roof takes 17 seconds to open, and can be opened or closed at speeds up to 31 mph. Rear-seat access is made easier by front seats that power-slide forward. A partition in the trunk can be flipped to increase cargo room when the top is raised. Safety equipment includes forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning if you opt for the Premium trim.
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2017 $26,400 - $28,500 $22,840 - $24,840
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2016 $22,100 - $22,950 $18,705 - $19,505