Unveiled today at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza is notable for what it gains and what it loses. Gone is a manual transmission available, and more importantly a sedan variant. The sporty RS trim level is back for 24. An RS version of the Impreza was last offered in 2007.
Mechanically similar to the small Crosstrek crossover, the Impreza shares the basic architecture and popular powertrain options of Subaru, but is considered a car, and therefore rides lower to the ground, and is not marketed under the guise of off-road capability. For 2024, only a 4-door sedan will be offered.
The new Impreza features updated exterior and interior styling, as well as an improved EyeSight safety and driver assistance system.
The 2024 Impreza will be available in three trim levels: base, Sport and the aforementioned RS. The base Impreza and Sport are powered by a 2.0-liter engine developing 152 horsepower. Exclusive to the RS is a 2.5-liter engine with 182 horsepower. The Impreza 24 only comes with a CVT automatic transmission. And, like every Subarus except the BRZ sports car, the Impreza will come standard with all-wheel drive.
The new Impreza is expected in showrooms this spring.
We’re disappointed with the sedan, but there’s nothing like the functional utility of a well-sorted small sedan. We will miss the manual transmission, but Subaru isn’t the only automotive brand to forgo the stick shift. If the new Impreza looks anything like the last, it will be reasonably fun to drive and an affordable way for consumers to get into an all-wheel-drive vehicle. For those of us in the Snowbelt, that’s a big deal.
2024 Subaru Impreza Gallery
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