Historically, Subaru makes very few changes in the 2 model years after introducing a brand new version. Considering that Subaru debuted this generation for the 2017 model year, we don’t anticipate to see any substantial changes this soon. Last year, for example, the only change that Subaru released was the addition of optional automated headlight activation with windscreen wiper usage. Costs went up just $100. We don’t expect to see any considerable changes until the 2020 model year, when we would expect Subaru to undertake a “big minor change” in that fourth year to refresh the appearance and keep the features competitive.
2019 Subaru Impreza Design
Having actually simply undergone a complete redesign for 2017, we anticipate the 2019 Subaru Impreza to be a carryover model with few changes, if any at all. Lucky for Subaru, this absence of change should not be a bad thing, as the Impreza has a lot to enjoy. 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 visibility is excellent, and the optional EyeSight system provides a big suite of security features few cars in its class have. We believe all this will stay the same for 2019.
2019 Subaru Impreza Interior
That said, this absence of change implies purchasers are stuck with another year of the Impreza’s small trunk, not-so-hot interior products, and pricey safety equipment. Subaru is resistant enough to big changes in appearance with redesigns, so we anticipate absolutely nothing stylistically new for the Impreza. But with its appearances fresh and the interior decoration sharper than ever, this should remain a strong point.
2019 Subaru Impreza Engine
Delivering the power will likely be the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that injects 152 horsepower 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 despite being mated to a basic all-wheel-drive system. We likewise expect the out-of-date five-speed manual transmission to stay the basic transmission, with a continually variable transmission as an alternative.
We anticipate nothing but the best from the Impreza in the security department in 2019. We anticipate the 2018 model’s Top Safety Pick+ ranking– the IIHS’ top honor– to remain unless the institute changes the requirements for this ranking, which it has the tendency to do regularly. Bear in mind, though, to reach this ranking, you need to add the optional EyeSight system, which runs $1,395 on the 2.0 i Premium cut in 2018.
2019 Subaru Impreza Pricing & Release Date
There are no details yet on when we need to anticipate to see the 2019 Impreza in display rooms, but we know it will show up sometime in 2018. As a carryover model, we expect minimal changes in pricing relative to the existing Impreza, which ranges from $20,215 to $25,415 (destination costs included). Key competitors for the 2019 Impreza will include the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla.