Earlier this year, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek got a complete redesign. In real Subaru fashion, however, this redesign did not include a big styling upgrade to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we expect the newly upgraded Crosstrek to stay totally unchanged.
We do not anticipate any visual modifications in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek relative to the recently revamped 2018 model. This revamped body includes more running lines than in the past, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The revamped Crosstrek also has a new chassis that enables 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 makeover on the inside, the redesigned Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew rather 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 enhanced was its optimum cargo 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.
The new-generation 2019 Subaru 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 horse power– a 4-hp gain– while its torque remained the same at 145 pound-feet. We anticipate this to stay the exact same in 2019. At the moment, there are no signs that Subaru will be reviving the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise anticipate the transmission alternatives to carry into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its standard six-speed handbook transmission on the base and Premium trims and the standard constantly variable transmission with manual mode on Limited trims. The base and Premium trims will likewise continue to have an optional CVT available.
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS screening yet, but the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% enhanced crash-energy absorption. This suggests 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” ranking in the headlight test. This ought to all stay the very same in 2019.
Though we don’t have an official release date, we do expect to see the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek in showrooms in the summer of 2018. Because there are no changes in the works, we do not expect much of a shift in pricing from the 2018 Crosstrek’s price series of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination costs consisted of). Secret competitors for the 2019 Crosstrek will include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.