2019 Buick Cascada
- The 2019 Buick Cascada is unchanged
- Part of the first Cascada generation introduced for 2016
- Large trunk for a convertible if you forgo being able to lower the top
- Soft top offers good sound and temperature insulation
- Base model offers plenty of features for the price
- Poor acceleration, especially compared to competitors
- Limited and out-of-date technology features
- Weight hurts handling and fuel economy
- Complicated button layout and user interface
2019 Buick Cascada pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Cascada does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating5.6 / 10
The 2019 Buick Cascada has sharp looks and rides on massive 20-inch wheels, but it's fundamentally an outclassed vehicle that is down in comfort, performance and efficiency compared to other four-seat convertible models.
At a rated 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque, the Cascada's turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine makes good power. But its six-speed automatic transmission is sluggish to shift, and the car is heavy. The combination results in tepid acceleration. To keep up with traffic, you'll always be on the gas, which also hurts its efficiency.
It's a disappointing experience on the inside, too. While the Cascada's infotainment system comes with navigation and a 4G LTE connection, and is compatible with Siri Eyes Free, its center console is button-laden. And it doesn't feature Apple CarPlay or Android Auto like other Buick models.
If you're dead set on the looks or the price, the Cascada isn't necessarily a bad car. But there are other convertibles, such as the BMW 2 Series Convertible, Ford Mustang and Mini Cooper Convertible, that are more modern and offer higher efficiency, better handling, and more technology for similar, or not much more, money.
2019 Buick Cascada configurations
The 2019 Buick Cascada convertible is offered in three trim levels: base (1SV), Premium and Sport Touring. All trims come with largely the same equipment, with the Premium receiving a handful of upgrades and the Sport Touring primarily incorporating an appearance package.
Powering all versions is a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Standard equipment for the base Cascada includes 20-inch alloy wheels, a power-operated convertible soft top, adaptive xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and taillights, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors and remote engine start. Inside, you'll find dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, 50/50-split folding rear seats, a heated tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen display, voice controls, a rearview camera, OnStar with 4G LTE and a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and a USB media interface.
The Cascada Premium adds foglights, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, air deflectors for the front and rear seats, and a navigation system.
Step up to the new Sport Touring trim and you get a unique paint color and distinctive alloy wheels, special black interior trim and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Noise & vibration7.5
Ease of use5.5
Getting in/getting out6.5
Child safety seat accommodation6.0
Audio & navigation6.0
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Cascada safety features:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Warns the driver when it detects a potential collision with an obstacle in front of the vehicle.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Alerts the driver when the vehicle drifts out of its lane.
- Automated Rollover Pop-Up Bars
- Deploys hidden roll bars to protect passengers in the case of a rollover.
Buick Cascada vs. the competition
2019 Buick Cascada
2019 Ford Mustang
Buick Cascada vs. Ford Mustang
If you'll be using the rear seats for more than just a backpack or your shopping, the Cascada makes a lot of sense. Its rear seats are palatial compared to what's in the Mustang, and there's more trunk volume as well. But if it'll be just you and a passenger, the Mustang offers much better performance and smartphone connectivity. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Ford Mustang.
Buick Cascada vs. Audi A3
The Cascada has the A3 beat in price, interior roominess and cargo space, but the A3's lightweight and modern suspension means it drives like a sports car. In order to match the Cascada's long list of standard features, you'll be spending a lot more on the A3. The end result is worth it, though. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Audi A3.
Buick Cascada vs. Mini S Convertible
While the Cascada is a much bigger car, the Cooper has nearly the same amount of passenger space. Trunk space is still in the Buick's favor. We also think the Cooper's classier interior design will probably be more appealing to someone looking for a four-seat convertible. Greater fuel efficiency is another Mini benefit. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Mini Cooper.
2019 Buick Cascada for Sale
2019 Buick Cascada Overview
The 2019 Buick Cascada is offered in the following submodels: Cascada Convertible. Available styles include Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Buick Cascada?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Buick Cascada and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Cascada.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Buick Cascada and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Cascada featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Buick Cascada?
2019 Buick Cascada Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Buick Cascada Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,570. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Cascada Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,068 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,068 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,503.
The average savings for the 2019 Buick Cascada Sport Touring 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is10.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Buick Cascada Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2019 Buick Cascada Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,430. The average price paid for a new 2019 Buick Cascada Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $4,385 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,385 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$33,045.
The average savings for the 2019 Buick Cascada Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is11.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 8 2019 Buick Cascada Premium 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Buick Cascada?
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