2016 BUICK CASCADA – SUMMER DRIVING
Buick unveiled the first-ever Buick Cascada this year. It is a head-turner for sure and Arnie Bauer Cadillac Buick GMC has several in stock. Matteson area drivers will enjoy this convertible all year round thanks to its sleek styling and soft-top option to catch some rays.
The top is a traditional fabric roof—our preference over a retractable hardtop, which almost always results in awkward proportions and hogs trunk space. Plus, fabric tops look nicer. And unlike most retractable hardtops, the Cascada’s power top can be lowered (in 17 seconds) while the car is on the move, at speeds up to 31 mph.
Available 1.6-liter turbo four engine makes 200 hp; front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic are standard. Trunk space is 13.4 cu ft with the top up and 9.8 with the top down.
The base trim level, starting at a reasonable $33,990, includes heated leather seats, modern LEDs in its head- and taillamps, roll bars that automatically deploy in the event of a flip, a 7.0-inch central touchscreen, navigation, a seven-speaker audio system, remote start, and a backup camera. The Premium trim version we tested costs an extra $3000 and adds several electronic driving aids such as forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, automatic headlamps, front and rear parking assist, and automatic windshield wipers, plus a few frills that include machined-spoke wheels and front and rear air deflectors.
Lowering or raising the top is a one-touch operation that takes less than 20 seconds each way. The elegantly curved and liberally insulated fabric roof hides away under an articulating cover panel. To welcome rear occupants aboard, the front power seats move forward when the backrest is tilted, then automatically return to their original position when the backrest is tipped back. In the event contact is made with the rear occupant’s knees during rearward travel, the front seat automatically stops before inflicting pain—a thoughtful touch.
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