Earlier this year, the Subaru Crosstrek received a total redesign. In true Subaru style, though, this redesign did not consist of a substantial styling update to set it apart from the previous generation. For 2019, we anticipate the newly redesigned Crosstrek to remain completely the same.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Changes
We don’t anticipate any visual changes in the 2019 Crosstrek relative to the newly upgraded 2018 model. This revamped body consists of more flowing lines than previously, scalloped door panels, changed headlights, and more. The revamped Crosstrek also has a new chassis that permits 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 inside, the redesigned Crosstrek’s cabin likewise grew quite substantially. With exception to headroom, essentially every seating measurement grew with the redesign, including hip room and legroom in the front and rear seats. Likewise enhanced was its maximum cargo 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 likewise received 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 moment, there are no indications that Subaru will be bringing back the Crosstrek Hybrid.
We also expect the transmission alternatives to bring into the 2019 Crosstrek the same, including its standard six-speed manual transmission on the base and Premium trims and the standard constantly variable transmission with manual mode on Limited trims. The base and Premium trims will also continue to have an optional CVT readily available.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Safety
The 2018 Crosstrek hasn’t gone through IIHS testing yet, but the 2017 model was a Top Safety Pick and the redesign ushered in 40% improved crash-energy absorption. This suggests the redesigned Crosstrek ought to 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 should all remain the exact same in 2019.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Pricing & Release Date
Though we do not have an official release date, we do expect to see the 2019 Crosstrek in display rooms in the summertime of 2018. Because there are no changes in the works, we do not expect much of a shift in rates from the 2018 Crosstrek’s cost series of $23,710 to $27,210 (location costs consisted of). Secret competition for the 2019 Crosstrek will consist of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and the Jeep Renegade.