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 2020.
To keep tabs on them all, we’ve compiled a list of the new 2019 model year vehicles. Here, check out all the 2019 new car and truck options.
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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 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 dual-screen layout, including a 10.1-inch upper screen and an 8.6-inch lower screen.
The A7 now comes as a mild hybrid, working with the 3.0-liter V6 to produce 340 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque.
The A7 starts at $68,000, which is actually $1,700 less than the outgoing model. As of early April, the first of the new A7’s are making their way to dealers.
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. Audi is not hosting test drives, but rather hosting demonstrations. The first vehicles will arrive in May, satisfying orders placed last year.
2019 Audi Q8
The Q8 is Audi’s first full-size luxury crossover coupe. It competes with the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Coupe and blends a mechanically inspired front end with a spacious and versatile body style. The Q8 actually shares a platform with high-powered SUVs like the Bentley Bentayaga and Lamborghini Urus. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged V6/hybrid setup that puts out 335 horsepower and features an upscale, futuristic interior.
The 2019 Audi Q8 has a starting price of $67,400.
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 a Siri for your car.
The 3 Series is 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 this year and then the 330e plug-in hybrid in 2020.
Base MSRP for the 2019 BMW 330i is $41,195, while the all-wheel-drive 330i xDrive costs $43,245. The new 3 Series models are already on dealer lots.
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. The BMW X7 is already arriving to dealer lots.
2019 BMW Z4
After a brief hiatus, the BMW Z4 is back, now with striking tech-inspired exterior and interior styling. It has a stretched hood and a cloth convertible top, giving it a classic sports car appearance. The Z4 is available in two variants, each fitted with turbocharged engines The four-cylinder sDrive30i makes 255 horsepower, while the performance-minded, 6-cylinder sDrive M40i makes 382 horsepower and has a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds.
The Z4 is out now, with a starting price of $49,700.
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.
2019 Chevrolet Blazer
GM has revived the Blazer name, but rather than a truck-based SUV, it’s for a futuristic looking, car-based midsize crossover. The front end takes inspiration from the Chevy Camaro as does the cabin. The Blazer will have spacious five-passenger seating, a standard four-cylinder engine or an available V6 engine making 308 horsepower.
The new Blazer is just starting to arrive at Boston-area dealers. It has a base MSRP of $28,800 for an entry-level L trim, and prices range up to $42,700 for a range-topping Premier trim.
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 is also 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. It also offers dynamic fuel management to shut down individual cylinders and save fuel.
Base MSRP for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is $28,300.
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.
The Ford Ranger has been absent from the American truck market since 2011. The new version is based on Ford’s T6 global pickup and comes 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.
The 2019 Ranger has a starting price of $24,000.
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 finally easy-to-use) infotainment system, as well as Honda Lane Watch and Honda Sensing safety technologies.
The 2019 Honda Insight starts at $22,830.
2019 Honda Passport
The all-new Honda Passport is slotted between the compact CR-V and three-row Pilot. It will compete with a growing number of in-between-sized SUVs, including the Nissan Murano and Ford Edge.
Under the hood is the same 280 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 from the larger Pilot. It is routed to Honda’s i-VTM4 torque vectoring all-wheel-drive system that’s also used in the Ridgeline and Pilot. It rides a full inch higher than the Pilot, and Honda claims some off-roading capability.
The 2019 Honda Passport is available in dealerships now with a starting price of $31,990.
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 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, combining the best attributes of both gas and diesel engines.
The 2019 Mazda 3 has a base MSRP of $21,000.
2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class
The A-Class is a bit of an automotive Mulligan replacing the short-lived CLA-Class subcompact sedan. The CLA is a small-but-upscale sedan, with a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sending 188 horsepower to the front wheels or available all-wheel drive. Buyers can also look forward to the AMG A 35, cranking the four-cylinder engine up to an impressive 305 horsepower.
The true selling point of the A-Class is its breathtaking interior, defined by a massive panel that spans half of the dash. It incorporates both the digital instrument panel and the new Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX).
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is out now, with a starting price of $32,500.
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. In the back, an available hydraulic tailgate opens and closes 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.
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 has a base MSRP of $27,300 for the LE Eco trim and $39,740 for the XLE.
2019 Toyota RAV4
The latest iteration of this popular compact crossover takes on a more macho appearance. Inside, the RAV4 has gone upscale, with an elegant, simplistic dash featuring a floating touchscreen infotainment system that finally receives Apple CarPlay. The RAV4 can be optioned-up with a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that will give it just a bit more mud/rock/dirt/snow capability than before.
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 can be found on dealer lots now. It has a starting price of $25,500.
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.