Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got a total redesign. In real Subaru style, however, this redesign did not consist of a big styling upgrade 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 freshly revamped 2018 model. This revamped body consists of more running lines than in the past, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The upgraded Crosstrek likewise 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 make over on the within, the revamped Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew rather substantially. With exception to headroom, essentially every seating measurement grew with the redesign, consisting of hip space and legroom in the front and rear seats. Likewise boosted was its optimum freight 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.
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 horse power– a 4-hp gain– while its torque stayed the exact same at 145 pound-feet. We anticipate this to stay the very same in 2019. At the minute, there are no indicators that Subaru will be restoring the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise anticipate the transmission alternatives to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its basic six-speed handbook 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 likewise 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% enhanced crash-energy absorption. This implies the upgraded Crosstrek needs 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 very same in 2019.
Though we do not have a main 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 anticipate much of a shift in prices from the 2018 Crosstrek’s rate series of $23,710 to $27,210 (location charges consisted of). Secret competitors for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.