Historically, Subaru makes few changes in the 2 model years after presenting an all-new version. Since Subaru debuted this generation for the 2017 model year, we do not expect to see any significant changes this quickly. Last year, for instance, the only change that Subaru released was the addition of optional automatic headlight activation with windshield wiper usage. Prices increased only $100. We do not anticipate to see any significant changes till the 2020 model year, when we would expect Subaru to carry out a “huge minor change” in that fourth year to freshen the look and keep the features competitive.
2019 Subaru Impreza Design
Having actually simply gone through a complete redesign for 2017, we expect the 2019 Subaru Impreza to be a carryover model with few changes, if any at all. Lucky for Subaru, this lack of change should not be a bad thing, as the Impreza has a lot to like. Its seats are comfy and the cabin is spacious, its standard all-wheel drive is a rarity in its class, its fuel economy is above average, its visibility is exceptional, and the optional EyeSight system offers a large suite of security features very few cars in its class have. We believe all this will remain the exact same for 2019.
2019 Subaru Impreza Interior
That said, this absence of change implies purchasers are stuck to another year of the Impreza’s smallish trunk, not-so-hot interior materials, and pricey safety equipment. Subaru is resistant enough to substantial changes in appearance with redesigns, so we expect nothing stylistically brand-new for the Impreza. But with its appearances fresh and the interior decoration sharper than ever, this must remain a strength.
2019 Subaru Impreza Engine
Providing the power will likely be the exact same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. In the current car, the engine leaves something to be wanted in terms of straight-line speed, however it is easy on fuel in spite of being mated to a standard all-wheel-drive system. We also expect the outdated five-speed manual transmission to remain the basic gearbox, with a continuously variable transmission as an option.
We anticipate nothing but the very best from the Impreza in the safety department in 2019. We expect the 2018 model’s Top Safety Pick+ ranking– the IIHS’ leading honor– to remain unless the institute changes the requirements for this score, which it tends to do regularly. Bear in mind, though, to reach this rating, you need to add the optional EyeSight system, which runs $1,395 on the 2.0 i Premium trim in 2018.
2019 Subaru Impreza Pricing & Release Date
There are no details yet on when we ought to anticipate to see the 2019 Impreza in showrooms, however we understand it will get here at some point in 2018. As a carryover model, we anticipate very little changes in pricing relative to the current Impreza, which varies from $20,215 to $25,415 (location charges included). Secret competitors for the 2019 Impreza will include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.