Previously this year, the Subaru Crosstrek got a total redesign. In real Subaru style, however, this redesign did not include a huge styling update to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we expect the freshly revamped Crosstrek to remain totally unchanged.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We don’t expect any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the freshly upgraded 2018 model. This redesigned body includes more flowing lines than before, scalloped door panels, restyled headlights, and more. The redesigned Crosstrek likewise has a new chassis that allows 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 within, the revamped Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew quite significantly. With exception to headroom, virtually every seating measurement grew with the redesign, including hip room and legroom in the front and rear seats. Likewise enhanced was its maximum 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.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
The new-generation Crosstrek also received a revised variation of its 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Subaru tweaked its output, raising it to 152 horsepower– a 4-hp gain– while its torque remained the exact same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to stay the exact 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 unchanged, 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 offered.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS testing yet, however the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign introduced 40% improved crash-energy absorption. This suggests the revamped Crosstrek should be at least a Top Safety Pick, and possibly even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test. This ought to all remain the exact same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we do not have a main release date, we do expect to see the 2019 Crosstrek in showrooms in the summertime of 2018. Since there are no changes in the works, we do not anticipate much of a shift in rates from the 2018 Crosstrek’s rate range of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination costs included). Secret competitors for the 2019 Crosstrek will include the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.