About two weeks in the past, Subaru debuted its all-new Impreza compact automotive on the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Present. Now six generations previous, the Impreza incorporates a utterly contemporary design, improved efficiency, improved security options, and up to date multimedia expertise. The RS trim, which is brand-new for 2024, has a 2.5-liter Subaru Boxer® engine, unique 18-inch wheels, and distinctive exterior and inside options.
For this mannequin yr, the model thinned out this lineup by utterly dropping the sedan, and is now solely accessible in hatchback type. Apart from that, the automaker additionally drastically diminished the variety of trims to simply three: Base, Sport, and RS trim ranges, every receiving some vital and ground-breaking enhancements.
In accordance with Subaru, the brand new Impreza will begin reaching dealerships within the spring of 2023 as a 2024 model-year scorching hatch. Though Subaru omitted a value vary, we anticipate the Impreza to proceed to be the model’s entry-level mannequin on the lowest value.
Here’s a have a look at the Subaru Impreza’s finest function, in addition to a few of its different standout attributes for the 2024 mannequin yr.
The Most Excellent Trim Of The 2024 Subaru Impreza Is The Newer, Sportier Impreza RS Mannequin
Recall, the RS nameplate made its debut in 1998. Arriving within the American market, the RS served because the basic WRX’s forerunner, offering a 165-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter DOHC engine, distinctive RS badging, and a smashing efficiency accentuated by its normal all-wheel-drive. Just like the forerunner, the 2024 Impreza RS comes with RS badging on the entrance doorways and rear hatch. It additionally will get darkish grey 18-inch alloy wheels, a black entrance grille, facet spoilers, facet mirrors, upgraded LED headlights, and LED fog lights.
For the bottom Impreza, Subaru will proceed to make use of the identical 2.0-liter engine with 152 horsepower. Nothing to be too enthusiastic about. Nonetheless, the brand new top-tier RS trim provides a 2.5-liter boxer four-cylinder engine from the Forester SUV, producing 182 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. A potent 2.5-liter BOXER engine and a Lineartronic CVT with an 8-speed handbook mode and paddle shifters on the steering wheel are normal tools for the brand new RS trim degree.
The RS’s cabin will get a novel contact too. Sport entrance seats in black fabric with pink fabric bolsters and carpeted floormats with the RS emblem are only a few of the inside trim accents that set the RS’s cabin aside from the remainder of the fleet. The RS additionally comes with upgraded aluminum alloy pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, heated entrance seats, and rear USB charging ports. To high that off, options like a 10-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system, an influence moonroof, and a 10-way energy entrance driver seat with lumbar help are unique to the RS.
The 2024 Subaru Impreza Lineup Drops The Sedan And Handbook Transmission
Changing the earlier technology Impreza’s handbook transmission is normal CVT, which is accessible on all Imprezas, and options paddle shifters and an eight-speed handbook shifting mode on non-base mannequin Imprezas. Nonetheless, there’s a shiny facet to this. With out the handbook, Subaru is ready to embody its EyeSight security expertise as a normal function.
Along with dropping the partaking handbook, the Impreza branches out of the WRX’s joint circle, not sharing physique panels or physique types. Additionally, the Impreza sedan falls out of the lineup, leaving a four-door hatchback as the one physique type choice.
The 2024 Subaru Impreza Affords Improved Efficiency, And Commonplace With All-Wheel Drive
The brand new Impreza comes with a revised Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that gives sooner response time, extra agile dealing with, and improved cornering. Additionally coming normal with the all-wheel drive system is the famend Lively Torque Vectoring.
To enhance efficiency and dealing with, the Sport and RS trim ranges embody the SI-Drive efficiency administration system, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension.
A dual-pinion digital energy steering rack from the WRX sports activities automotive additionally makes the lower to the 2024 Impreza, offering a extra direct and responsive steering really feel.
Different Notable Options On The 2024 Subaru Impreza
The 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus touchscreen is normal on the Sport and RS trim ranges, and it offers entry to some fascinating options akin to wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® hands-free telephone and audio streaming connectivity, and so forth. Along with these tasks, the multimedia system features as a central data show, with built-in mixture meters and on-screen controls for audio, local weather, and automobile features.
By way of type, Subaru did not precisely push the envelope for 2024. Receiving a touch of flare within the fenders and higher cohesion between the revised headlights and the bigger grille, the brand new Impreza seems to be barely sharper and bolder than ever. And it intently resembles different restyled automobiles just like the Forester and Ascent due to the slimmer taillights with a notch on the again. The inside is much less visually imposing than earlier than on account of a higher emphasis on horizontal traces, however it’s in any other case largely unchanged.