Earlier this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got a total redesign. In real Subaru fashion, however, this redesign did not include a big styling update to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the newly revamped Crosstrek to stay totally the same.
We do not anticipate any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the recently upgraded 2018 model. This redesigned body includes more flowing lines than previously, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The revamped Crosstrek also has a brand-new chassis that allows its wheelbase to grow by 1.2 inches, its width to increase 0.9 inches, and its overall body length to grow by 0.6 inches.
On top of a make over on the within, the revamped Crosstrek’s cabin also 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 improved was its optimum cargo 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.
The new-generation Crosstrek likewise received 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 remained the very same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to stay the very same in 2019. At the minute, there are no indications that Subaru will be restoring the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We also expect the transmission options to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek unchanged, including its basic six-speed manual transmission on the base and Premium trims and the basic constantly variable transmission with manual mode on Limited trims. The base and Premium trims will also continue to have an optional CVT readily available.
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS screening yet, however the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% improved crash-energy absorption. This implies the redesigned Crosstrek ought to be at least a Top Safety Pick, and possibly even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” score in the headlight test. This need to all stay the very same in 2019.
Though we do not have an official release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Crosstrek in display rooms in the summer season of 2018. Given that there are no changes in the works, we don’t expect much of a shift in rates from the 2018 Crosstrek’s price series of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination charges consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.