Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek received a total redesign. In true Subaru fashion, though, this redesign did not include a big styling upgrade to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the freshly redesigned Crosstrek to remain totally unchanged.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We do not anticipate any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the recently revamped 2018 model. This redesigned body consists of more running lines than before, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The upgraded 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 overall body length to grow by 0.6 inches.
On top of a make over on the inside, the upgraded 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 boosted was its maximum 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.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
The new-generation Crosstrek likewise received a revised variation 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 stayed the same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to stay the very same in 2019. At the moment, there are no indications that Subaru will be bringing back the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise expect the transmission choices to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its standard six-speed handbook 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 likewise continue to have an optional CVT offered.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t undergone IIHS testing yet, however the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% improved crash-energy absorption. This implies the upgraded Crosstrek ought to be at least a Top Safety Pick, and perhaps 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 same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we do not have an official release date, we do expect to see the 2019 Crosstrek in display rooms in the summer 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 cost range of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination costs consisted of). Key competitors for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.