2016 BUICK CASCADA: Harkening back to the glory days of the Buick Roadmaster, Skylark and Le Sabre convertibles, a new droptop model from Buick is the 2016 Cascada. Actually, this is the first open air Buick in the U.S. in 25 years. Designed from the outset as a convertible, the distinctive Cascada has a flowing, sculpted profile and Buick's signature wing-shape light-emitting diode (LED) daytime running lights. Around back, the LED-lit wing-shaped taillights are bridged by a handsome chrome trim accent. A comprehensively equipped four-passenger interior feature the instrument panel wrapped with soft-touch material featuring authentic stitching and heated front seats and steering wheel for added comfort. Performance and an engaging driving experience await with the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that delivers a total of 200-horsepower. That calculates to more than 100-hp per liter. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment, as is a rigid body structure, HiPer Strut front suspension and responsive Watts Z-link suspension in the rear. Dropping the insulated soft top takes only 17 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph, and when the roof is up, it provides superior thermal and acoustic insulation. Unique rollover protection bars are built-in to deploy behind the rear seats when the possibility of a rollover is detected. Other safety features include lane departure warning, rear park assist, rearview camera and Rainsense windshield wipers. Cascada also offers the latest in infotainment technology. The 2016 Buick Cascada provides 13.4 cubic feet of cargo room with the top up and 9.8 cubic feet with the top down. The rear seatbacks fold down electronically to expand cargo capability for longer items.