If you follow the automotive industry — or if you’re thinking about buying a new vehicle anytime soon — this is one of the best times of year to follow the latest releases and developments as automakers turn their attention to 2019 and 2020.
To keep tabs on them all, we’ve compiled a list of the new 2019 model year vehicles … so far. Keep checking in, as we’ll add new cars as they debut.
2019 Audi A7
The Audi A7 was one of the early arrivals to the “four-door coupe” segment back in 2012. In its first major redesign, the 2019 A7 pulls styling cues from the A8 flagship sedan, including the front fascia design and interior layout. The cabin swaps out the MMI dial of previous models for a dial-screen layout, including a 10.1-inch upper screen and an 8.6-inch lower screen.
The A7 will start at $68,000, which is actually $1,700 less than the outgoing model. Availability has not been announced.
2019 Audi E-Tron
Audi is making a smallish SUV as its first mass-produced electric vehicle. It features two electric motors, one at the front wheels and one at the rear. They make 168 horsepower (182 pound-feet of torque) and 188 horsepower (232 pound-feet), respectively. Sport mode instantly increases output by 13 horsepower (46 pound-feet) and 33 horsepower (30 pound-feet). Power is stored in a 95 kWh battery pack and will have an estimated range of around 210 miles.
The E-Tron starts at $74,800 for the Premium Plus trim and $81,800 for the Prestige trim, placing it near Tesla Model S and Model X entry-level range.
2019 BMW 3 Series
The 3 Series is the cornerstone of the BMW lineup; over 15 million have been sold since 1975. This popular luxury sedan has been redesigned for 2019 with many innovations including Reversing Assistant, which records the last 50 meters of forward motion and reverses the vehicle along the same path. The 3 Series also features Intelligent Personal Assistant, which is like Siri for a car.
The 3 Series will be initially offered as the 330i, equipped with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder making 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It will be joined by the M340i in 2019 and 330e plug-in hybrid in 2020.
2019 BMW 8 Series
The BMW M850i features a long hood, and underneath is a twin-turbocharged V8 making 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. It sends power to standard xDrive all-wheel drive. The convertible variant’s roof opens or closes in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
Inside, the 8 Series features a 12.3-inch touchscreen. It runs the latest version of BMW’s iDrive, and it integrates Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business. Other features include a digital display key fob, Bowers & Wilkins stereo, and an available M Sport Package.
Base MSRP for the Coupe is $111,895, while the convertible will cost $9,500 more, coming in at $121,395. The BMW 8 Series is expected to go on sale in fall 2019.
2019 BMW X7
You’ll instantly recognize the BMW X7 not only for its size, but the size of its grille. Inside, you’ll find three rows and seating for up to seven, or six if you opt for second-row captain’s chairs. Engine choices include a 335-horsepower twin-turbo inline-six (xDrive40i), or a twin-turbo V8 (xDrive50i) making 456 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque.
As the names suggest, power is routed to xDrive all-wheel drive, and the whole thing rides on an air suspension that can lower for easier access. Other neat tricks include rear-wheel steering and an adaptive suspension system with a camera scanning the road conditions ahead.
Base MSRP for the xDrive40i is $73,900, while the V8-powered xDrive50i starts at $92,600. BMW is taking orders now.
The 2019 Silverado will weigh 450 pounds less than the outgoing model, thanks to the use of aluminum for the doors, hood, and tailgate. The bed and other major components will still be high-strength steel. A power tailgate will be available, too. The new Silverado will also be available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine in addition to the 5.3-liter and 6.2-liter V8 gas engines. Power is routed through a new 10-speed automatic transmission. The Silverado will also offer dynamic fuel management to shut down individual cylinders and save fuel.
Base MSRP for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is $28,300. Some vehicles are trickling into dealerships, so you might be able to find one now. For everyone else, it’s still coming soon.
The Ford Ranger has been absent from the American truck market since 2011. The Ranger is based on Ford’s T6 global pickup, but when it arrives in the U.S. early next year, it will come with features like SYNC 3 infotainment and Wi-Fi that can connect up to 10 devices up to 50 feet from the vehicle. The standard engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder making 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
Ford is already taking orders for the 2019 Ranger, which has a starting price of $24,000 and is expected to hit dealerships in early 2019.
2019 Mazda 3
The Mazda3 is the automaker’s global sales leader, so a redesign gets practically as much fanfare as a sports car. The new 2019 Mazda3 takes a more upscale approach. It’s 3.2 inches longer and less than an inch lower, giving it a more dramatic stance.
Inside, the vehicle features a clean, luxury-like aesthetic. The touchscreen atop the dash is now a large 8.8-inch unit that can be controlled via a joystick dial in the center console. It will be available with gas and diesel engine options, as well as Mazda’s new compression-ignition engine, combing the best attributes of both gas and diesel engines.
Pricing and availability have not been announced.
2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e
This all-wheel drive Prius retains the original drivetrain up front, but it adds an independent electric motor to the rear wheels. At speeds up to 6 miles per hour, the rear motor automatically engages — and will engage as needed — up to 43 miles per hour. Above that, it remains disengaged to conserve energy.
EPA estimates for the all-wheel drive Prius are 52/48/50 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined). Compare that with the FWD Prius, which is expected to return 58/53/56 for the LE Eco trim, and 54/50/52 for the rest of the trim lineup.
The Prius AWD-e will start at $27,300 for the LE Eco trim and $39,740 for the XLE. Availability has not been announced.
2019 Acura RDX
Behind the massive new grille of the 2019 RDX is a new direct-injected 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It’s mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Inside, the RDX gets a new 10.2-inch display that’s operated via touchpad.
Pricing ranges from $37,300, up to $45,400 for an Advance Package model.
2019 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge has been redesigned for 2019, and this spacious two-row crossover is loaded with refinements and features. The all-new Edge ST effectively replaces the Edge Sport, and it features performance-inspired styling backed by a 2.7-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 making 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Ford will also offer Titanium as a luxury-minded trim.
The Edge starts at $29,995, while the ST starts at $42,355.
2019 Honda Insight
The 2019 Insight is the third Honda vehicle to wear the “Insight” name, and this time around, it’s positioned as a replacement for the Honda Civic Hybrid. It employs a two-motor full-hybrid system that’s capable of an impressive 55 miles per gallon in the city, 49 on the highway, and 52 combined. It also has Honda’s updated (and finallyeasy-to-use) infotainment system, as well as Honda Lane Watch and Honda Sensing safety technologies.
The 2019 Honda Insight starts at $22,830.
2019 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai’s quirky Veloster hatchback continues to offer its strange 1+2 door layout, which features one large door on the driver’s side and smaller front/rear doors on the passenger side. It’s all-new inside and out, and it continues to offer a very unique appearance. Inside, the Veloster gets a sharp interior with a large, floating touchscreen. Hyundai’s new N performance line now extends to the Veloster and boasts a turbocharged inline-four making 275 horsepower.
The 2019 Veloster starts at $18,500.
The Jeep Cherokee is one of the most capable small SUVs on the market. The one polarizing element to this SUV has been its futuristic-looking front end. Jeep heard the criticism, and so it debuted a more conventional front fascia with the 2019 edition. A new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four joins the lineup, putting out 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The base Latitude comes in $300 less than the outgoing model, now priced at $25,190.
2019 Kia Forte
The redesigned Kia Forte takes styling inspiration from the new Stinger GT performance sedan. It is now 3.2 inches longer, allowing for a more spacious interior. The interior is also more upscale and features a floating infotainment screen similar to its corporate cousin: the Hyundai Elantra GT.
Its 2.0-liter inline-four makes 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque. This engine returns as much as 35 miles per gallon combined.
The 2019 Kia Forte has a base MSRP of $17,690.
2019 Mini Cooper
Like the Jeep Wrangler or Porsche 911, the Mini Cooper thrives on the continual evolution of its iconic heritage design. Subtle updates to the two-door, five-door, and convertible variants include new headlight clusters, along with tail lights with the Union Jack integrated into their design. A 6.5-inch touchscreen is standard but can be updated to an 8.8-inch navigation system.
The 2019 Mini Cooper starts at $21,900.
For 2019, the Ram loses its iconic “crosshair” grille, emphasizing variation in styling among its wide range of trims. Under the hood, the V6 and V8 gas engines now feature eTorque mild-hybrid integration for improved fuel efficiency. It adds up to 90 pound-feet of torque to the V6 and 130 pound-feet to the V8 engine. A 3.0-liter diesel V6 is also available.
The Ram 1500 is now available with a massive 12-inch touchscreen. This reconfigurable screen is arranged in portrait layout, much like the Tesla Model S. Out back, an available hydraulic tailgate lets you open and close it remotely.
The 2019 Ram 1500 starts at $31,795.
2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota is taking the generally staid Avalon in a more aggressive direction with its 2019 model. The sporty styling is backed by a 3.5-liter V6 making 301 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A hybrid variant will also be available, and it should improve on the 2018 model’s fuel economy of 40 miles per gallon in the city and 39 on the highway.
The Avalon gets a spacious, well-equipped cabin, and it’s one of the first Toyota vehicles to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It’s also available with a 1,200-watt JBL sound system and a color heads-up display.
Base MSRP for the 2019 Toyota Avalon is $35,500.
The completely redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is larger and more substantial than its predecessor. Its 1.4-liter turbocharged base engine makes just 147 horsepower, but with its new eight-speed automatic transmission, the vehicle returns fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 on the highway. The new-look Jetta gets a far more engaging interior, complete with a large touchscreen, ambient lighting, and the “Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.” This 10-inch digital display replaces the conventional instrument panel and has six information modes.
The 2019 Jetta starts at $18,545.
Credits to: “https://www.boston.com/cars/car-guides/2018/12/14/2019-new-car-models” By: George Kennedy December 14, 2018