Historically, Subaru makes few changes in the two model years after introducing a brand new variation. Because Subaru debuted this generation for the 2017 model year, we do not anticipate to see any significant changes this quickly. Last year, for example, the only change that Subaru released was the addition of optional automated headlight activation with windscreen wiper usage. Costs went up just $100. We don’t anticipate to see any substantial changes until the 2020 model year, when we would expect Subaru to undertake a “big minor change” because 4th year to freshen the look and keep the features competitive.
Having actually simply undergone a complete redesign for 2017, we anticipate the 2019 Subaru Impreza to be a carryover model with few changes, if any at all. Lucky for Subaru, this absence of change should not be a bad thing, as the Impreza has a lot to like. Its seats are comfortable and the cabin is roomy, its standard all-wheel drive is a rarity in its class, its fuel economy is above average, its presence is exceptional, and the optional EyeSight system offers a large suite of security features few cars in its class have. Our company believe all this will stay the very same for 2019.
That stated, this absence of change suggests purchasers are stuck with another year of the Impreza’s small trunk, not-so-hot interior materials, and pricey security devices. Subaru is resistant enough to substantial changes in look with redesigns, so we expect absolutely nothing stylistically brand-new for the Impreza. However with its looks fresh and the interior design sharper than ever, this ought to remain a strong point.
Providing the power will likely be the very same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. In the existing car, the engine leaves something to be desired in terms of straight-line speed, however it is simple on fuel regardless of being mated to a standard all-wheel-drive system. We also anticipate the outdated five-speed manual transmission to stay the basic transmission, with a continually variable transmission as a choice.
We anticipate absolutely nothing but the very best from the Impreza in the safety department in 2019. We anticipate the 2018 model’s Top Safety Pick+ score– the IIHS’ leading honor– to remain unless the institute changes the requirements for this ranking, which it has the tendency to do occasionally. Remember, though, to reach this rating, you need to include the optional EyeSight system, which runs $1,395 on the 2.0 i Premium trim in 2018.
There are no details yet on when we ought to anticipate to see the 2019 Impreza in display rooms, however we understand it will arrive at some point in 2018. As a carryover model, we expect minimal changes in prices relative to the current Impreza, which varies from $20,215 to $25,415 (destination fees included). Secret competitors for the 2019 Impreza will include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.