Subaru proudly presented their sixth-generation Impreza at the iconic Los Angeles Auto Show, just as they did in 1992. Reflecting on its legacy of sportiness and capability, Subaru is reviving the popular RS trim level from the 90s to join a refreshed lineup consisting of Base, Sport and RS editions for 2024. The new model exhibits modern aesthetics coupled with cutting edge technology – an unbeatable combination!
By boosting the chassis rigidity by 10%, including a standard Active Torque Vectoring feature, giving it an engine option with more zip, and taking dual-pinion electronic power steering from the WRX – we can already tell that the new Impreza will have some extra flare. We won’t know for certain until we get our hands on one of these vehicles – though right now things look very promising!
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Impreza provides an untouched, 2.0-liter flat-four engine which has 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque to offer. For those looking for more power, the new RS model is equipped with a larger 2.5-liter four cylinder boxer motor that offers 30 extra horses and 33 additional pounds of torque – granting 182 horses overall along with 178 pound feet of maximum torque! All 2024 Subaru Imprezas have a standard CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) as well as Active Torque Vectoring technology to enhance their already capable Symmetrical All Wheel Drive system.
For a touch of rally racing dynamism, Subaru has outfitted the new Impreza with an edition of its dual-pinion electronic power steering rack that is found in the WRX. According to Subaru, they have augmented the chassis stiffness by 10% on this upcoming generation of Impreza which should positively affect both handling and ride quality. We will update this section once we’ve test driven and assessed it for ourselves!
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
We anticipate that the base Impreza and Impreza Sport models, both utilizing the same 2.0-liter engine as their predecessor, will sport EPA ratings similar to those of its CVT equipped five-door hatchback brethren: 28 miles per gallon in urban regions and 36 mpg on highways. We’ll keep you updated once we’ve received confirmation from the Environmental Protection Agency’s official report following our meticulous 75 mph highway fuel economy tests.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Unveiling its new Safety and Security Connected Services, Subaru has equipped all three Impreza trim levels with the innovative EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. For models outfitting the optional blind-spot detection system, additional features include automatic emergency steering, lane-keep assist and rear cross-traffic alert—all of which are standard on the RS model. Experience driving peace of mind like never before in your next Subaru!
Subaru has added some exciting features to the 2024 Impreza, such as Valet Mode, Trip Log and Driving Journal, and Remote Vehicle Configuration. Unfortunately, neither NHTSA nor IIHS have reported their crash-test results for this model yet.