2018 Buick Cascada vs. Its Competition

2018 Buick Cascada
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

With its relaxed attitude, the Buick Cascada sort of operates in a class of its own these days.

It’s less frenetic than a 4-cylinder Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Camaro, although those two are far more polished to drive and aren’t as behind the times when it comes to tech as their retro nameplates might suggest.

The Audi A3 is smaller than the Cascada and pricier, but it feels more distinctly German if not that much more luxurious.

Throw in the evergreen Mazda MX-5 Miata if driving’s your thing and a back seat isn’t important, or take a look at the almost identical Fiat 124 Spider for its turbo-4 engine.

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Quick Specs
5.6
As a sedate, stylish droptop, the Buick Cascada is an excellent choice; it’s also the only choice.
7.2
The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less.
6.8
A true sports car in muscle car guise, the 2018 Chevrolet Camaro will go toe-to-toe with any performance rival and usually come out on top.
7.3
Athletic performance, decent fuel economy, and surprising technology make the 2018 Ford Mustang even better.
6.4
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is the quintessential modern sports car.
6.3
The 2018 Mini Cooper is an icon made better by nimble handling and infinite customization.
MSRP From     
$33,065$31,950$25,905$25,680$25,295$21,600
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
EPA Class     
Compact CarSubcompact CarsCompactSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Convertible2.0 TFSI Premium FWD2-Door Coupe 1LSEcoBoost FastbackSport ManualOxford Edition FWD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444424
Passenger Doors     
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
ConvertibleCabrioletCoupeFastbackConvertibleHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualManual w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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