Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek received a total redesign. In real Subaru style, though, this redesign did not include a big styling upgrade to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the freshly revamped Crosstrek to stay completely the same.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We do not anticipate any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the freshly revamped 2018 model. This revamped body consists of more running lines than in the past, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The upgraded Crosstrek also has a brand-new chassis that enables its wheelbase to grow by 1.2 inches, its width to increase 0.9 inches, and its general body length to grow by 0.6 inches.
On top of a makeover on the inside, the redesigned Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew quite significantly. With exception to headroom, essentially every seating measurement grew with the redesign, including hip room and legroom in the front and rear seats. Also boosted was its maximum freight room, which grew by 3.4 cubic feet to 55.3 cubes, though area with the seats upright took a 1.5-cubic-foot hit to 20.8 cubes.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
The new-generation Crosstrek likewise received a modified variation of its 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Subaru fine-tuned its output, raising it to 152 horsepower– a 4-hp gain– while its torque remained the very same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to remain the very same in 2019. At the minute, there are no indicators that Subaru will be restoring the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise anticipate the transmission options to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek unchanged, 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 likewise continue to have an optional CVT offered.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t undergone IIHS testing yet, but the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% enhanced crash-energy absorption. This suggests the revamped Crosstrek needs to be at least a Top Safety Pick, and perhaps even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” score in the headlight test. This need to all remain the exact same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we do not have an official 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 don’t anticipate much of a shift in rates from the 2018 Crosstrek’s price variety of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination charges consisted of). Key competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.