Compare 2018 Buick Cascada vs 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2018 Buick Cascada
2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $32,899 $33,065
2-Door Convertible Premium 21 29 $34,627 $36,070
2-Door Convertible Sport Touring 21 29 $35,587 $37,070
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Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual Sport 26 33 $23,921 $25,295
Automatic Sport 26 35 $25,195 $26,645
Manual Club 26 33 $27,568 $29,155
Automatic Club 26 35 $28,134 $29,755
Manual Grand Touring 26 33 $28,548 $30,195
Automatic Grand Touring 26 35 $29,564 $31,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,899
$23,921
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,065
$25,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
As a sedate, stylish droptop, the Buick Cascada is an excellent choice; it’s also the only choice. The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
- TBD - -
EPA Classification
Compact Car Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 154.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 48.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 59.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.1 90.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.8 4.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- TBD - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 30.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RAL NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R20 P195/50VR16
Spare Tire Size
RUA NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAL NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RUA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R20 P195/50VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 2332
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-4500 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
LWC NA
Displacement
1.6L 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.04
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 4.70
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.99
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 2.87
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.59
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 5.09
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Buick Cascada Mazda MX-5 Miata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPer Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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