2019 Nissan 370Z vs. 2019 Buick Cascada

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Safety

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Both the 370Z and the Cascada have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Reliability

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the 370Z has a standard 150-amp alternator. The Cascada’s 140-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Buick vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 2 more problems per 100 vehicles, Buick is ranked 13th.

Engine

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The 370Z’s standard 3.7 DOHC V6 produces 132 more horsepower (332 vs. 200) and 63 lbs.-ft. more torque (270 vs. 207) than the Cascada’s 1.6 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Nissan 370Z (base engine) is faster than the Buick Cascada (automatics tested):

 

370Z

Cascada

Zero to 60 MPH

4.6 sec

8.3 sec

Quarter Mile

13.1 sec

16.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

108 MPH

85 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The 370Z has 4.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Cascada (19 vs. 14.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The 370Z offers a manual transmission for better acceleration, control and fuel economy. The Cascada doesn’t offer a manual transmission.

A seven-speed automatic is available on the Nissan 370Z, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the Cascada.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the 370Z Sport/NISMO’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Cascada:

 

370Z Sport/NISMO

Cascada

Front Rotors

14 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

11.5 inches

The 370Z’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Cascada are solid, not vented.

The 370Z stops much shorter than the Cascada:

 

370Z

Cascada

 

70 to 0 MPH

156 feet

174 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

120 feet

134 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

127 feet

148 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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The 370Z Sport/Sport Touring’s 275/35R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Cascada’s 40 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Nissan 370Z has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Buick Cascada has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension.

The 370Z has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the 370Z flat and controlled during cornering. The Cascada’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The 370Z’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (54.3% to 45.7%) than the Cascada’s (58.2% to 41.8%). This gives the 370Z more stable handling and braking.

The 370Z Touring Roadster handles at .95 G’s, while the Cascada Premium pulls only .84 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the 370Z’s turning circle is 5.9 feet tighter than the Cascada’s (32.8 feet vs. 38.7 feet). The 370Z Sport/NISMO’s turning circle is 4.6 feet tighter than the Cascada’s (34.1 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Nissan 370Z may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 650 pounds less than the Buick Cascada.

The 370Z is 1 foot, 5.4 inches shorter than the Cascada, making the 370Z easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The 370Z Sport/Sport Touring/NISMO uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Cascada doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The 370Z has .4 inches more front headroom and .7 inches more front legroom than the Cascada.

Cargo Capacity

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A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the 370Z. The Cascada doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the 370Z is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Cascada. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The 370Z’s standard power windows have a locking feature to keep children from operating them. Buick does not offer a locking feature on the Cascada’s standard power windows.

The Intelligent Key standard on the 370Z allows you to unlock the driver’s door, trunk and start the engine all without removing a key from pocket or purse. This eliminates searching for keys before loading groceries, getting in the vehicle in bad weather or making a hurried start to your trip. The Buick Cascada doesn’t offer an advanced key system.

Consumer Reports rated the 370Z’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Cascada’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

Standard air-conditioned seats in the 370Z Touring Roadster/Sport Touring Roadster keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Cascada doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

A built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the 370Z’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Cascada doesn’t offer a filtration system.

Model Availability

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The Nissan 370Z comes in coupe and convertible bodystyles; the Buick Cascada isn’t available as a coupe.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the 370Z owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the 370Z with a number “3” insurance rate while the Cascada is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

The 370Z will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the 370Z will retain 39.73% to 46.11% of its original price after five years, while the Cascada only retains 37.5% to 38.32%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 370Z is less expensive to operate than the Cascada because it costs $657 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the 370Z than the Cascada, including $472 less for a muffler and $99 less for front brake pads.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan 370Z, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Buick Cascada isn't recommended.

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