Earlier this year, the Subaru Crosstrek received a total redesign. In true Subaru style, though, this redesign did not include a substantial styling upgrade to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we expect the newly redesigned Crosstrek to remain entirely the same.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We do not anticipate any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the newly redesigned 2018 model. This upgraded body consists of more running lines than before, scalloped door panels, restyled headlights, and more. The revamped 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 within, the revamped Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew rather considerably. With exception to headroom, virtually every seating measurement grew with the redesign, consisting of hip space and legroom in the front and rear seats. Also improved was its optimum freight space, which grew by 3.4 cubic feet to 55.3 cubes, though space with the seats upright took a 1.5-cubic-foot hit to 20.8 cubes.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Engine
The new-generation Crosstrek also got a revised version of its 2.0-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine. Subaru fine-tuned its output, raising it to 152 horsepower– a 4-hp gain– while its torque stayed the exact same at 145 pound-feet. We expect this to remain the exact same in 2019. At the minute, there are no indications that Subaru will be reviving the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We likewise expect the transmission options to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its basic six-speed manual transmission on the base and Premium trims and the standard continually 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 screening yet, but the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign ushered in 40% enhanced crash-energy absorption. This indicates the upgraded Crosstrek should be at least a Top Safety Pick, and potentially even a Top Safety Pick Plus if it can score more than an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test. This need to all stay the very same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we don’t have a main release date, we do anticipate to see the 2019 Crosstrek in display rooms in the summertime of 2018. Since there are no changes in the works, we do not anticipate much of a shift in prices from the 2018 Crosstrek’s rate range of $23,710 to $27,210 (destination charges consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.