Historically, Subaru makes few changes in the 2 model years after presenting a brand new version. Because Subaru debuted this generation for the 2017 model year, we do not anticipate to see any considerable changes this soon. In 2015, for instance, the only change that Subaru published was the addition of optional automatic headlight activation with windshield wiper use. Rates increased just $100. We don’t expect to see any substantial changes until the 2020 model year, when we would anticipate Subaru to undertake a “big minor change” because fourth year to refresh the appearance and keep the features competitive.
Having actually just gone through a complete redesign for 2017, we expect the 2019 Subaru Impreza to be a carryover model with very few changes, if any at all. Fortunate for Subaru, this lack 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 basic all-wheel drive is a rarity in its class, its fuel economy is above average, its exposure is outstanding, and the optional EyeSight system offers a big suite of safety features few cars in its class have. Our company believe all this will stay the very same for 2019.
That said, this lack of change means buyers are stuck to another year of the Impreza’s small trunk, not-so-hot interior products, and pricey security equipment. Subaru is resistant enough to huge changes in look with redesigns, so we anticipate absolutely nothing stylistically new for the Impreza. However with its appearances fresh and the interior decoration sharper than ever, this ought to remain a strong point.
Delivering the power will likely be the very same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 152 horse power and 145 pound-feet of torque. In the present car, the engine leaves something to be preferred in terms of straight-line speed, but it is easy on fuel in spite of being mated to a standard all-wheel-drive system. We also anticipate the outdated five-speed handbook transmission to stay the basic gearbox, with a continually variable transmission as a choice.
We anticipate absolutely nothing but the best from the Impreza in the security department in 2019. We expect 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 periodically. Remember, though, to reach this ranking, you have to include the optional EyeSight system, which runs $1,395 on the 2.0 i Premium cut in 2018.
There are no information yet on when we need to anticipate to see the 2019 Impreza in display rooms, but we know it will arrive at some point in 2018. As a carryover model, we expect minimal changes in rates relative to the existing Impreza, which varies from $20,215 to $25,415 (destination costs consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Impreza will include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.