Donloe On Cars: Buick Drops the Top on the 2017 Cascada Sport Touring


*I recently drove the 2017 Cascada Sport Touring with a true blue metallic exterior and jet black/jet black accents.

Most of the time when I’m writing about my experiences driving a particular vehicle, I always talk about how good I look driving the car. Well, this column is no different. I look good driving this car. It’s sleek and so am I. When it comes to dropping the top, it doesn’t get any better. It’s so easy – even I could do it. While driving the car I could picture and hear Smokey Robinson singing his hit song, Cruisin’.

It’s a great looking car, it handles well, it’s enjoyable, an easy drive and it’s popular.

At 2,000 pounds the Cascada is a bit slow, but don’t let that be a deterrent. First, you’ll look good in the car. Second, so will your friends. This four-seater looks like you’re on your way to a party. The incredible sound system is bumpin’. You will definitely have fun driving this car. It’s a sharp looking car that has some great bells and whistles. I got plenty of head turns while I was behind the wheel – so did the car. Hollerin!


I, of course, didn’t get to ride in the backseat. However, my passenger did mention a bit of shaking – especially when we went over medium bumps. That’s not enough reason to NOT buy this car. The car is spacious and the dash is pretty cool. There are lots of buttons to push, but it only takes a minute to figure out what does what. The rear-seat backrest can be folded, which gives you added luggage space.

You can thank me later.

VEHICLE AT A GLANCE: Engine, 1.6L Turbo 4-cylinder SIDI DOHC With VVT, transmission, 6-speed automatic, turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection suspension, sport tuned, stabilitrak-stability control system includes traction control, brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, air bags, driver and passenger frontal, knee and side-impact, tire pressure monitor with display, electronic parking brake, theft deterrent system, rear vision camera, windshield wipers, rain sensing, auto on/off headlamps with tunnel detection; remote vehicle start includes remote keyless entry, 8-way power driver and passenger sport bucket seats with power lumbar and easy entry system, sport heated steering wheel, audio system, premium 7-speaker system, air conditioning, dual-zone automatic w/individual driver/front passenger controls, convertible roof – folding acoustically and thermally insulated, front fog lamps, power dual outside mirrors, heated;

MSRP: $37,065


THE DRIVE: Enjoyable!


Darlene Donloe is a seasoned entertainment and travel journalist whose work has appeared in People, Ebony, Essence, This Stage, LA Stage Times, LA Watts Times, The Compton Herald, Black Meetings and Tourism, Los Angeles Sentinel, EMMY, The Hollywood Reporter, Rhythm & Business, Billboard, Grammy, BlackVoices.com and more. Contact her via: [email protected]


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