Experiencing the All-New 2016 Buick Cascada
Sun, Fun & Convertibles
If you’ve never had the pleasure of driving a convertible, then this summer is the best time to do so.
When those of us here at Arnie Bauer say convertible, we mean a two-door, back-seat, retractable hard top or soft top, like the 2016 Buick Cascada.
What makes a car like this so much fun to drive is experiencing the wind’s cool breeze blowing through your hair, the warm sun shining down on your face and the unobstructed view of nature, as your cruise around town, top-down.
And the all-new Buick Cascada offers a new twist on the convertibles of yesteryear – you know the cars that looked good, drove well, and were priced right.
And it’s about time that the American car company came out with another convertible, since the last drop top to roll off the production lines more than two decades ago was the Buick Reatta.
Built on the same platform as the Verano and borrowing styling cues from its European counterpart the Opel Astra, the Cascada utilizes GM’s global architecture.
We’re told this four-seater is powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
We also know that the 2016 Cascada produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb. ft of torque.
The brand’s HiPer Strut front suspension was designed to help eliminate torque steer, reduce steering wheel kick back, decrease rotating assembly imbalance and improve steering, while the Watts Z-link technology in the rear helps center the vehicle when turning for balance.
Some of the added features that make this convertible one capable of competing with the likes of European favorites like the Audi 3 and BMW Z4, are the insulated svelte soft top, heat reflective leather seating, air deflectors, rain-sensing wipers, a seven inch color IntelliLink touchscreen, navigation radio, rear vision camera, remote start, dual-zone climate controls, rear 12-volt power outlets and 20-inch wheels.
Buick was also keen to let us know that the 2016 Cascada’s power top can be lowered in 17 seconds at about 31 MPH.
Of course, there are a number of things we believe convertible connoisseurs will find appealing about the all-new Buick Cascada, and its legendary, luxurious style and smooth, quiet ride are sure to be at the top of that list. If the Buick Cascada isn’t for you, we have plenty of other new models to get you around this summer.