2017 Buick Cascada vs. Its Competition

2017 Buick Cascada
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Cascada doesn't have many natural rivals, so comparing it to other convertibles inevitably pits it against quicker or more expensive cars.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet offers a petite package and brisk turbo-4 performance, but the Cascada is a better value, if not as engaging to drive.

The Ford Mustang is another polar opposite compared to the quiet, understated package that the Cascada offers, but it’s worth comparing as the Cascada will likely land in the same pricing territory as a base V-6 Mustang.

Likewise, the Mercedes C-Class convertible is pricey, but has more space and a much higher grade of performance and finishes.

The little Mini Cooper Convertible is extroverted, cute, and even a bit odd—appealing to a completely different kind of personality.

Finally, the BMW 2-Series offers similar interior space and features, but with a higher sticker price and, if it matters, a bit more prestige.

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Quick Specs
5.6
The 2017 Buick Cascada's sunny demeanor is best when the road is smooth.
7.3
If you can live with its tiny rear seat, the 2017 Audi S3 is an absolute hoot to drive.
8.2
The 2017 BMW M2 works hard to keep things simple, and to keep its price under control—and to bring back some of the driver’s seat sensations that have gone missing in other recent M cars.
7.3
From base to Shelby, the 2017 Ford Mustang reminds us why America loves its pony cars so damn much.
7.5
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
6.7
The 2017 Mini Cooper is still one of the most fun cars to drive on the road today.
MSRP From     
$33,065$31,200$33,150$25,185$39,500$20,950
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Compact CarSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Convertible2.0 TFSI Premium FWD230i CoupeV6 FastbackC 300 Sedan with Sport PkgCooper FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444455
Passenger Doors     
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
ConvertibleCabrioletCoupeFastbackSedanHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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