2024 Subaru Impreza Specifications and Details
The 2024 Subaru Impreza, in its new generation, featuring standard all-wheel drive and starting at $22,995. While it may not be as thrilling as its BRZ or WRX counterparts, the Impreza is akin to a reliable, no-frills energy bar. It’s practical and efficient, now equipped with larger screens, a more potent engine choice, and expanded standard features. Subaru has opted to discontinue the four-door sedan and manual transmission options in favor of focusing on the hatchback models with CVTs.
2024 Subaru Impreza Design
The new Impreza’s design bears a resemblance to the Mazda 3, but it stays true to its core identity of being a car for action rather than aesthetics. Subaru has maintained the previous generation’s dimensions, retaining the same wheelbase, length, and ground clearance. However, it gains a bit of height and weight. Subaru has cleverly integrated a plastic step into the rear door sills. The rear doors are designed with user comfort in mind, accommodating your movements while securing your cargo on the roof. The updated body structure boasts a 10 percent increase in torsional stiffness, thanks to Subaru’s diligent use of structural adhesive.
Interior and Features
In the cabin of the 2024 Subaru Impreza, several noteworthy changes catch the eye. While base models come with a standard 7.0-inch screen, opting for the Sport or RS trims upgrades you to an impressive 11.6-inch touchscreen, complete with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This system is user-friendly and efficient, thanks to physical buttons surrounding the digital display, ensuring swift interactions without software-related lags. Subaru’s active torque vectoring, intelligently distributing power to each wheel for superior grip and stability. The 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system, known for its quality, is available in the 2024 Impreza RS, delivering exceptional sound.
Engine and Performance
The more potent 182-hp 2.5-liter engine in the Impreza RS, replacing the base 2.0-liter unit, might seem like a substantial upgrade on paper. However, its extra 30 hp and 33 lb-ft of torque don’t quite translate into exhilarating performance. The real star here is the updated chassis, which shines when pushed hard through downhill hairpin turns, maintaining speed effortlessly, thanks to its impeccable balance. The Impreza RS recorded a respectable 0.83 g of grip on the skidpad, showcasing its handling prowess. Despite a 1.2-second improvement in the 0-60 mph sprint (now 7.8 seconds), the RS still feels somewhat lackluster in acceleration. It took 6.0 seconds for the Impreza to go from 50 to 70 mph. Nevertheless, the RS’s increased power is a welcomed boost, even if it doesn’t transform the car into a speed demon.
The 2024 Subaru Impreza lineup offers affordability within the AWD compact car category. It kicks off with a base model starting at $22,995. Moving up to the mid-range Sport trim comes in at $24,995, providing some added features and styling elements. For those seeking a higher performance level, the top RS trim starts at $27,885 and includes a more potent 2.5-liter 182 hp boxer engine. Despite a slight price increase compared to the previous model due to the CVT being the sole transmission option, the 2024 Impreza still remains competitively priced below its rivals.