2019 Buick Cascada Review, Release Dates, Prices

 

Since launch, the Buick Cascada has outsold the BMW 2 Series convertible as well as Audi A3 and A5 convertibles combined. In addition, seven out of 10 buyers come from outside Buick and other GM brands.

2019 BUICK CASCADA BASE PRICE

$33,070

2019 BUICK CASCADA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Offered in Cascada, Premium and Sport Touring models

  • 2+2 convertible with distinctive design, premium features and refinement

  • 1.6L turbocharged engine with direct injection, rated at 200 hp (149 kW)

  • Advanced chassis technologies, including HiPer Strut front suspension

  • Acoustically and thermally insulated soft-top system opens in 17 seconds at up to 31 mph

  • Dark Effects Package available on Sport Touring models, includes red stitching on seats, doors and instrument panel, Piano Black trim décor, alloy sport pedals, gloss black mirror caps and gloss black grille. Offered with three exterior colors: Sport Red, Ebony Twilight Metallic and Summit White

  • LED daytime running lamps

  • Articulating HID headlamps

  • LED taillamps

  • Standard 20-inch wheels

  • Buick Infotainment System with a 7-inch-diagonal color touch screen featuring built-in navigation, Text Message Alerts, Siri Eyes Free for compatible iPhones

  • Buick 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot (includes 3GB/one-month data trial)

  • Seven-speaker premium audio system

  • Remote vehicle starter system

  • Standard rear-vision camera system

  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

  • Front and rear 12-volt power outlets

  • Heat-reflective, perforated leather-appointed seating, with heated front sport bucket seats

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • 50/50-split rear seat with trunk pass-through

  • Fuel-saving electric power steering

2019 BUICK CASCADA SAFETY FEATURES

  • Six standard air bags, including dual-stage frontal and knee airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front seating positions

  • Standard Rear Park Assist

  • Driver Confidence Package is standard on Premium and Sport Touring models. Content includes: Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rainsense wipers and automatic headlamp control with tunnel detection

  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist

  • StabiliTrak stability control system with full-function traction control

  • Automated, spring-loaded and high-strength steel rollover pop-up bars hidden behind the rear seat that are linked to the air bag system and deploy when the possibility of a rollover is detected

2019 BUICK CASCADA SPECIFICATIONS

EPA Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg

Highway

29 mpg

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.3 gal. / 54 liters

Engines

Type:

1.6L I-4 turbocharged DOHC VVT with ​​ direct injection

Bore & stroke (in. / mm):

3.1 x 3.2 / 79 x 81.5

Block material:

Cast iron with aluminum bedplate

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

Dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder with variable valve timing

Fuel delivery:

Direct injection

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

200 / 149 @ 5500 (SAE certified)

Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm):

207 / 280 @ 1800-4500 (SAE certified)

221 / 300 @ 2200-4000 (with overboost)

Zero to 60 mph:

8.3 sec

Transmission & Axle

Type:

Hydra-Matic 6T45 six-speed automatic

Gear Ratios (:1):

 

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ First

4.58

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Second

2.96

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Third

1.91

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Fourth

1.44

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Fifth

1.00

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Sixth

0.74

 ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ Reverse

2.94

Final Drive Ratio:

3.53

Chassis & Suspension

Front Suspension:

HiPer Strut independent, specifically tuned coil springs, direct-acting stabilizer bar (hollow); hydraulic ride bushings

Rear Suspension:

Compound crank (torsion beam) with Watts Z-link

Steering Type:

Rack-mounted electric, variable-assist rack-and-pinion

Turning Circle (ft. / m):

38.7 / 11.8

Brake Type (in. / mm):

Four-wheel disc with ABS and electronic stability control

Brake Rotor Size (in. / mm):

12.6 / 320 vented (front), 11.5 / 392 solid (rear)

Wheel Size:

20-in. aluminum

Tire Size:

P245/40R20 all-season

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in. / mm):

106.1 / 2695

Overall Length (in. / mm):

184.9 / 4696

Overall Width (in. / mm):

72.4 / 1839

Overall Height (in. / mm):

56.8 / 1443

Track (in. / mm):

62.5 / 1587 (front), 62.5 / 1587 (rear)

Interior Dimensions

Headroom (in. / mm):

37.8 / 960 (front), 36.1 / 917 (rear)

Legroom (in. / mm):

42.2 / 1073 (front), 32.8 / 833 (rear)

Shoulder Room (in. / mm):

54.6 / 1387 (front), 45.8 / 1163 (rear)

Weights, Capacities And Cargo Volume

Curb Weight (lb. / kg):

3979 / 1805

EPA Passenger Volume (cu. ft. / L):

82 / 2322

Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L):

13.4 / 380 – top up, 9.8 / 280 – top down

 

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