Revealed today at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show, the redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza is remarkable for what it gains and what it loses. Gone is an available manual transmission, and more significantly a sedan variant. Going back to ’24 is the sporty RS trim level. The RS version of Impreza was last offered in 2007.
Mechanically similar to the Crosstrek subcompact crossover, the Impreza shares Subaru’s common basic architecture and powertrain options, but is considered an automobile, thus running lower on the face. land and not marketed for the purpose of pretending to be capable of the terrain. For 2024, only a 4-door hatchback will be offered.
The new Impreza features updated exterior and interior styling, and enhanced EyeSight safety and driver assistance systems.
The Impreza 2024 will come in three trim levels: base, Sport and the aforementioned RS. Base and Sport Imprezas are equipped with a 2.0-liter engine with 152 horsepower. Exclusive to the RS is a 2.5-liter 182-horsepower engine. The ’24 Impreza comes with a CVT automatic transmission only. And, like all Subarus except the BRZ sports car, the Impreza will come with AWD as standard.
The new Impreza is expected to hit showrooms this spring.
We’re very disappointed with the sedan, but there’s nothing quite like the functional utility of a small, streamlined hatchback. We’ll miss the manual transmission, but Subaru isn’t the only car brand to ditch the manual transmission. If the new Impreza is like the previous one, it will be fun to drive and an affordable way for consumers to get into an AWD vehicle. For those of us at Snowbelt, that’s a pretty big deal.
Subaru Impreza 2024
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