Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got a complete redesign. In real Subaru style, though, this redesign did not consist of a huge styling update to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the freshly revamped Crosstrek to stay totally unchanged.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We do not expect any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the freshly redesigned 2018 model. This revamped body consists of more running lines than in the past, scalloped door panels, restyled headlights, and more. The revamped Crosstrek likewise has a new chassis that permits its wheelbase to grow by 1.2 inches, its width to increase 0.9 inches, and its total body length to grow by 0.6 inches.
On top of a new look on the within, the revamped Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew rather significantly. With exception to headroom, essentially every seating measurement grew with the redesign, consisting of hip space and legroom in the front and rear seats. Also enhanced was its optimum freight space, which grew by 3.4 cubic feet to 55.3 cubes, though space with the seats upright took a 1.5-cubic-foot hit to 20.8 cubes.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
The new-generation Crosstrek likewise got a modified version of its 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Subaru modified its output, raising it to 152 horsepower– a 4-hp gain– while its torque stayed the exact same at 145 pound-feet. We anticipate this to stay the exact same in 2019. At the moment, there are no indicators that Subaru will be reviving the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We also expect the transmission options to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its standard six-speed manual transmission on the base and Premium trims and the standard continually variable transmission with manual mode on Limited trims. The base and Premium trims will also continue to have an optional CVT available.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS testing yet, however the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% enhanced crash-energy absorption. This means the revamped Crosstrek must be at least a Top Safety Pick, and perhaps even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test. This need to all stay the very same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we don’t have a main release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Crosstrek in display rooms in the summer of 2018. Since there are no changes in the works, we do not expect much of a shift in prices from the 2018 Crosstrek’s price series of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination fees consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.