Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got 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 newly redesigned Crosstrek to stay entirely the same.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We do not expect any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the recently redesigned 2018 model. This redesigned body consists of more running lines than in the past, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The revamped Crosstrek also has a new chassis that permits 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 substantially. With exception to headroom, practically every seating measurement grew with the redesign, consisting of hip room and legroom in the front and rear seats. Likewise enhanced was its optimum cargo room, which grew by 3.4 cubic feet to 55.3 cubes, though space 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 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 stayed the very same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to remain the very same in 2019. At the minute, there are no signs that Subaru will be bringing back the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We also anticipate the transmission options to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its basic six-speed handbook transmission on the base and Premium trims and the basic continuously variable transmission with manual mode on Limited trims. The base and Premium trims will also continue to have an optional CVT readily available.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS screening yet, however the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign ushered in 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” score in the headlight test. This must all remain the 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 season 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 rate series of $23,710 to $27,210 (location charges included). Secret competitors for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.