Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got a complete redesign. In real Subaru fashion, though, this redesign did not include a substantial styling upgrade to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the freshly redesigned Crosstrek to stay completely the same.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We don’t expect any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the recently upgraded 2018 model. This redesigned body consists of more running lines than before, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The upgraded Crosstrek likewise has a 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 new look on the inside, the redesigned Crosstrek’s cabin also grew quite substantially. With exception to headroom, practically every seating measurement grew with the redesign, including hip room and legroom in the front and rear seats. Also boosted was its optimum freight space, 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 got a modified version of its 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Subaru fine-tuned its output, raising it to 152 horse power– a 4-hp gain– while its torque stayed the exact same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to stay the same in 2019. At the moment, there are no indicators that Subaru will be restoring the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise expect the transmission alternatives to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek unchanged, including its basic six-speed manual transmission on the base and Premium trims and the standard continuously 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 undergone IIHS testing yet, but the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% improved crash-energy absorption. This indicates the upgraded Crosstrek must be at least a Top Safety Pick, and potentially even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test. This ought to all remain the very same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we do not have a main release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Crosstrek in showrooms in the summer season of 2018. Since there are no changes in the works, we do not anticipate much of a shift in pricing from the 2018 Crosstrek’s price variety of $23,710 to $27,210 (location costs consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.