2017 Buick Cascada Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Buick Cascada Review

The new 2017 Buick Cascada is bringing back Buick in the drop-top business. As you’d expect Buick to be, it’s comfortable and competitively priced. What’s even more, it is quiet at speed and offers a comfortable ride quality, and you get tons of features than you need for a reasonable price point.

2017 Buick Cascada side angle, alloy wheels

2017 Buick Cascada Release Date & Price

Rumors – rumors because Buick is yet to offer its date of release or price – allege that the new Cascada might go for sale the next winter in 2017. Pricing is, too, under wraps and sources say should be expected to start from an MSRP of around $33,000. Read on the review for a comprehensive insight on what it can offer.

2017 Buick Cascada release date


Shopping for a convertible? You’ll probably find yourself choosing between compacts like the Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper, muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro, and luxury cars like BMW 2 Series and the 2017 Audi A3. Which begs the question, where did the reasonably priced four-seat roadsters disappear to? Simply put, automotive marques simply stopped producing them. However, Buick seems to think otherwise with its all-new 2017 Buick Cascada.

2017 Buick Cascada front view, grille and headlights

Just like the Buick Regal which has four doors, the new Cascada seems to have been plucked directly from Opel. The Cascada is fun to drive, engaging, and is outfitted with advanced suspension components. Its body structure is stiff that has resulted in a better handling and a compliant ride quality. Take the Buick Cascada for a test drive and then will you realize that it is indeed of substance.

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2017 Buick Cascada rear view, taillights and tailpipe

Being a convertible, the Cascada suffers from a cramped backseat which can only accommodate only two smaller adults. Further aback, the trunk space is a bit larger than you’d expect and can be increased with the fold-down rear seatback feature.

2017 Buick Cascada convertible, alloy wheels

The 2017 Buick Cascada interior is sleek and augmented by upscale features and technologies for the money. The control layout and the infotainment system are driver oriented. A suite of driving aides is available in plenty both by default and as options.

2017 Buick Cascada convertible exterior

Some of the luxury-brand rivals available on the Cascada include BMW 2 Series, Audi A3 Cabriolet, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Eos.

2017 Buick Cascada Pictures of Interior & Exterior

2017 Buick Cascada front angle, headlights and grille

Exterior Buick Cascada colors: Deep Sky Metallic, Summit White, Flip Chip Silver Metallic, Toasted Coconut Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, and Graystone Metallic. Changes can be expected on its release date.

2017 Buick Cascadasteering wheel, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Some of the standard accessories available include twenty-inch wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen display, a heated and power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a navigation system, an auxiliary audio input, smartphone app connectivity, a leather upholstery, rear parking sensors, foglights, a satellite radio, a CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, folding rear seats, remote engine start, heated mirrors, a navigation system, voice controls, a USB media interface, heated eight-way front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive xenon headlights, foglights, a power-operated convertible soft top, OnStar, and remote engine start.

2017 Buick Cascada interior, leather seats and steering wheel

Upgrading to the 2017 Buick Cascada Premium adds you front parking sensors, a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision warning, automatic wipers, and air-deflectors for both the front and rear seats.

2017 Buick Cascada interior, leather seats

2017 Buick Cascada Engine Specs

Beneath the skin of the 2017 Buick Cascada is a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes a stonking 200 horsepower and 207 lbs. ft. of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission system is tasked with the sole responsibility of transferring all this power generated by the mill to the front wheels.

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For a small car such as the Cascada, the output aforementioned above is arguably very strong. One might argue that its powertrain has its work already cut out for it, as the 2017 Buick Cascada curb weight is only 2 tones.

2017 Buick Cascada engine

0-60 mph with the Cascada takes 8.6 seconds, which is somehow a disappointment considering the level of competition it will face once it is released to the market. The EPA estimates that the fuel economy ratings stand at about 20/27/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Buick Cascada engine view

Some of the standard safety features available on the Cascada include antilock disc brakes, automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle assistance, remote door unlocking, a rearview camera, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, forward collision alert and mitigation, and lane assist and intervention.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.1 in. (106.1 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.9 in. (184.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.4 in. (72.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 81 ft³
Cargo volume: top up 13 ft³/ down 10 ft³
Curb weight: 4000 lb
Top Speed: 125 mph
0-60: 8.6 sec
MPG: 20/27 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Sky Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

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2017 Buick Cascada convertible alloy wheels

2017 Buick Cascada blue color, exterior

2017 Buick Cascada rear angle, blue color, taillights

2017 Buick Cascada trunk

2017 Buick Cascada interior, steering wheel and dashboard

2017 Buick Cascada leather seats, steering wheel and gear shift knob

2017 Buick Cascada interior, back seats

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