The 2018 Buick Cascada has so much more to offer than the average convertible, including a smooth, exhilarating ride, lots of cargo space, and three tempting trim levels that let you make this sharp-looking model your own. The perfect choice for the Buick connoisseur that wants to feel the wind in their hair without sacrificing comfort and luxury, Buick's 2018 addition to the Cascada nameplate is exactly what you've been looking for cruise through San Antonio in style. The 2018 Cascada is the marriage of modern aesthetics and thoughtful amenities, packaged in a performance-primed Buick design that encourages you to explore, experience, and enjoy the road ahead.
The Cascada debuted in 2016, entering the marketplace as Buick's first convertible offering since retiring the Reatta 25 years earlier. Two years later, it has become an undeniable fan favorite, with 2018's model year upping the ante with a few new twists. A standard navigation package and color options not only for the exterior, but also for the convertible top add customization while still delivering Buick dependability, quality, and fun. With the push of a button, this stylish car becomes a top-down dream, ideal for leisurely rides through the heart of San Antonio. When you're driving this smart, capable convertible, you'll feel like you're riding in the leather-appointed lap of luxury, even during the most mundane of errands. If variety is the spice of life, this sleek model has more than enough spice to make the miles interesting, and a convertible top as the perfect finishing touch. Power at your fingertips and the Texas wind in your hair - that's the beauty of the 2018 Cascada.
Weighing In: The 2018 Buick Cascada
The Cascada measures 72 inches wide by 185 inches long and 57 inches high, with room for four to ride. The "top-down" cargo room of 9.8 cubic feet expands to an impressive 13.4 cubic feet, ready to comfortably stash your overnight bags, or safely store groceries and other purchases on the way back home. If you need to tote something longer than the trunk, great news: the individually-folding rear seats allow you to extend the available trunk room into the cab to fit even more. This convenient feature means you won't have to choose between sporty luxury or utility; you'll enjoy both in the 2018 Buick Cascada. 10-way adjustable driver and front passenger seats come standard, making it a breeze to keep everyone comfortable in the car's roomy interior.
QuietTuning technology keeps road noise minimized so that you can enjoy your favorite songs or podcasts instead, and a remote locking and start feature lets your ride get ready - even if you still need a few minutes before you're ready to head out. This feature is particularly useful during hot summer days in the New Braunfels area - just switch on the air conditioning before you leave the vehicle and you can remotely start your car through a window the following day. You'll start your commute in cool, cushiony comfort that defies hot Texas temperatures, ensuring you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to start your day.
Tech in the 2018 Buick Cascada
Like most of Buick's 2018 models, the Cascada comes equipped standard with the Buick Infotainment system at all trim levels. An easy-to-read 7" wide, the infotainment center's diagonal color touch screen allows you to access a variety of handy shortcuts - the hands-free phone system, XM satellite radio, Pandora and Stitcher for streaming music, news, and more, Bluetooth and USB interfaces for accessing your own music library, and navigation as a standard option. This puts control at your fingertips and keeps your eyes on the road, ensuring you can get through rush hour in Seguin or safely drive through a storm outside of Selma.
If you'd rather keep your entire experience hands-free, the infotainment system can handle that as well: voice recognition makes it as easy as speaking a few words. While you might not be able to invite a "co-pilot" along for every journey, you'll feel like one's always there with this clever interface. Steering wheel controls help you stay focused on the drive as well, letting you adjust volume, hang up calls, and more with a simple tap. If you anticipate the whole family - or commuting officemates - might be using the Bluetooth connectivity, don't worry that your pairing will fall off the list: the infotainment system stores up to ten Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.
Looking for a more tactile experience? One of the 2018 Buick Cascada's most visible features is the center console, which gives you incredible control for nearly every feature imaginable. If you enjoy precision in everything from comfortable cabin temperatures to the bass and treble settings on your sound system, this vehicle won't disappoint - all the control you need is within arm's length.
On the Road with the 2018 Buick Cascada
While many of your errands will take you to nearby New Braunfels or Schertz, longer trips will require venturing beyond the bounds of San Antonio - and naturally, you'll want those miles to be pleasant ones. The 2018 Buick Cascada offers premium touches to make your journey a pleasure from beginning to end, including heat-reflective coating and heated seating options to keep temperature extremes at bay. Your passengers will also be able to take advantage of the included 4G LTE with built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot while you're on the road, or you can take in the beauty of the blue Texas sky above by "dropping the top" - the Cascada's powered convertible top opens in 17 seconds and closes in 19, and can be operated safely at speeds up to 31 miles per hour. Need to freshen up after that refreshing breeze accidentally restyles your hair? It's easy - just flip down the visors, where lighted vanity mirrors await.
Once you've found your way, hit cruise control from your wheel-mounted controls, turn the volume up on your favorite XM or Pandora station, and enjoy the ride. The perforated leather-appointed seats feel like a dream, even when the hours are passing as quickly as the miles. If you're making the trip when temperatures have dropped, you'll love the comfort of the heated steering wheel, as well: every inch of this thoughtfully-featured model is made to delight even the most seasoned drivers.
Safety is another important part of the 2018 Cascada's design, and it shows. Articulating headlights angle into every turn, as well as up or down in uneven terrain, helping you navigate even the darkest back roads of Seguin after the sun sets. In addition to the automatic on/off headlamps found in every trim level, nightfall will also automatically switch on the lights in the license plate, instrument panel, and parking lamps for you. Both exterior mirrors are heated and power-adjustable, keeping your vision crystal-clear, even in bad weather. The driver information center keeps you up-to-date at a glance, alerting you to tire pressure, oil, fuel, and mechanical issues so that you can identify and address them quickly.
Trim Levels in the 2018 Buick Cascada
The Cascada is available in one of three different trim levels, the elegant base 1SV, the noteworthy Premium, and the feature-filled Front Wheel Drive Sport Touring.
• Cascada 1SV Trim Level
The base level of the 2018 Cascada has plenty of smart design choices to turn heads: leather-appointed bucket seats in the front are only the start. Rear park assist gives you a visual and audible warning if you're too close to nearby objects when backing up, and a 6-speed automatic transmission gets you back on the road with smooth performance once you've pulled away. Automatic on/off headlamps keep your road vision sharp at any time of day. You'll also get a wide range of enviable features, even at the base level: a 4G LTE hotspot, individual folding rear seats, ten-way adjustable front seats, heated power mirrors, and more.
• Cascada Premium Trim Level
The next trim level up includes or replaces everything from the 1SV trim level and introduces a few more features that amp up the luxury on this 2018 model. With Premium trim, you'll get attractive 20" dynamic twin-spoke wheels with bi-color finish, as well as a bevy of additional safety features, including lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and front part assist in addition to the included rear park assist. This trim level also introduces rainsense wipers to keep you steady on the road to Schertz and beyond, even when mother nature's doing her worst. Equipped with the 1SV trim level's automatic on/off headlamps, the Premium trim level's headlamps also have tunnel detection.
• FWD Cascada Sport Touring Trim Level
The Sport Touring, or ST, trim level includes everything found in the Premium Trim and also features distinctive wheels - a three-spoke, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel inside, and 20-inch dynamic twin-spoke aluminum wheels with blacked-out pockets underneath. Special sport alloy pedals deliver the same responsive driving with added flair, and a Magic Black interior - unique to this trim level - looks as impressive as it feels.
The ST trim also gives you access to the only package available for the 2018 Buick Cascada: the Dark Effects Package. This aesthetic-aimed package builds on the trim's already eye-catching use of black with contrast-red stitching on the door, instrument panel, and seats, as well as features like fog lamp accents and rear moldings in body-color hue for a seamless look. This package is a must-have for the Buick owner that wants a vehicle that's both unforgettably stylish and a pleasure to drive.
Once you've decided on a trim, you'll have your choice of chic, sleek color options for both the interior and exterior of your 2018 Buick Cascada - a standard color and a range of premium upgrade hues, many exclusive to their respective trim levels:
• Summit White (Standard; Available in All Trims)
• Dark Moon Blue Metallic (1SV, Premium Trims)
• Ebony Twilight Metallic (Premium Trim Exclusive)
• Flip Chip Silver Metallic (Premium Trim Exclusive)
• Rioja Red Metallic (Premium Trim Exclusive)
• Smoked Pearl Metallic (Premium Trim Exclusive)
• Carrageen Metallic (ST Exclusive)
• Ebony Twilight Metallic (ST Exclusive)
• Sport Red (ST Exclusive)
Once you've picked the perfect exterior color, you'll choose a cloth / convertible top color to complement or contrast:
• Convertible top, Black (Standard; Available at All Trim Levels)
• Convertible top, Malbec (Exclusive to Premium Trim)
• Convertible top, Sweet Mocha (Exclusive to Premium Trim)
And finally, the interior color and material combination that suits your style:
• Jet Black, Perforated Leather-appointed seat trim (Standard; Available at All Trim Levels)
• Light Neutral, Perforated Leather-appointed seat trim (Exclusive to Premium Trim)
No matter which colors you choose, your Cascada will be an eye-catching jewel in downtown traffic, inspiring envy from every angle of its breezy, top-down design.
The 2018 Buick Cascada: Fun and Fresh
While there's no denying the handling, performance, and even the cargo room of the 2018 Cascada make it a fantastic everyday car, this convertible addition to Buick's 2018 models is just as much fun for taking out on the town. If you've been looking for a car that - much like your lifestyle - can handle pleasure as well as business, the Cascada it an excellent choice. Whether you want to navigate to the nearest movie theater to see the latest star-filled flick or simply want to drive beyond the bounds of Schertz to take in a star-filled sky, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in the (10-way adjustable) driver's seat.
If you're considering buying a convertible in the San Antonio area, the team at Gunn Buick GMC
invites you to stop by our showroom, conveniently located at 16440 I-35 in Selma, Texas
. Our knowledgeable staff can help you decide which trim is right for your needs, schedule a test drive in the Cascada you've been dreaming about, and help you with financing. With over twenty years of experience on their side, our friendly team will make every aspect of your Buick-shopping experience easy and fun - just like driving a Cascada. Don't let this captivating convertible speed by, stop in today to find out why so many convertible enthusiasts are making this sporty model their own.