2024 Subaru Impreza (6th gen)

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2024 Subaru Impreza

Hatch only, CVT only

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The 2024 Subaru Impreza marks the arrival of the sixth generation of the brand's compact model. It debuts at this year's LA Auto Show, which is appropriate because of the first gen's premiere at the event in 1992.

The 2024 Impreza arrives in three trims: Base, Sport, and RS. The Base and Sport use a 2.0-liter boxer four-cylinder producing 152 horsepower (113 kilowatts) and 145 pound-feet (197 Newton-meters) of torque. The RS gets a four-pot, 2.5-liter boxer making 182 hp (136 kW) and 178 lb-ft (241 Nm).

All trims come with a CVT. The version in the Sport and RS grades has a simulated 8-speed mode with pre-set ratios and paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The Impreza continues to come standard with all-wheel drive. Subaru says this application of the tech has a faster response time. The system also has torque vectoring.

The new Impreza is available with an 11.6-inch portrait-oriented infotainment screen. It supports the wireless versions of Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Like the Outback and Legacy, lesser trims come with dual 7.0-inch displays.

For a more exciting driving experience, the 2024 Impreza gets a version of the dual-pinion electronic power steering rack from the WRX. Subaru says this results in improved responsiveness and a more direct feel when turning the wheel.

The RS is the sporty, new addition to the Impreza lineup. Its name harkens back to the 2.5 RS from '98. This trim gets a more aggressive look with dark gray trim on the grille, side sills, mirror caps, and 18-inch wheels. LED headlights and fog lights are standard for this grade. Inside, the seats are black cloth with red bolsters. The trim is a mix of gunmetal gray and simulated carbon fiber elements.

The 2024 Impreza will go on sale in the US this spring. Pricing will be available closer to the model's launch.



Months ago, the 3rd generation Crosstrek was revealed in Japan only with similar design cues as this new Impreza


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Subaru is tight-lipped about the technical specifications of the powertrain, only saying the JDM-spec Crosstrek gets an e-Boxer setup with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor.
 
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From the brand that brought you "300HP WRX STi" for 15 years before killing it out of spite rather than actually moving the envelope any further, Subaru revives a semi-famous performance nameplate (even after the WRX came stateside the 2.5RS was a monster in amateur rallying) on a car set to have 40 less horsepower than a Prius.
 
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I'm most surprised that it's a hatchback only. Isn't the sedan version a much stronger seller in the US? At least in my experience, I see noticeably more non-WRX Impreza sedans than hatchbacks.

But yeah, I'm underwhelmed and disappointed. CVT only isn't particularly endearing. The styling doesn't look very fluid or inspiring, and it honestly looks like a car that could've already been on sale for the last five or six years. Not at all a fan of the rear proportions and how saggy/overwrought it all is. Too many lines, creases, and shapes between the tail lamps and bumper adornments. And Subaru needs to overhaul their infotainment graphics because it's looked dated like this for too long now. They've settled on this subpar interior layout but always show it in all black/over flashed - feels dark, cheap, and uninviting.

I wish there was more WRX in this than just lowered Crosstrek. I'm sure the new Impreza will sell like hotcakes in Vermont but probably will fare worse off everywhere else.
 

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The only Subarus worth anything are the grungy off-road versions. They're allowed to be hideous. But everything else, there's just no excuse for them anymore. Subaru is lazy, they've been doing this "evolutionary design" think for literally 30 years, they have no innovative technology, they've actually downgraded by giving everything a CVT, they still use a dumb engine but it doesn't sound good anymore...need I go on? Subaru has become the most uncool car brand on the market. They offer nothing interesting and seem to have no aspiration, and the voices are telling me the BRZ is also going away at the end of this generation. At least give us a new Baja...the Maverick has shown that market has honestly existed for quite a while but car companies were too self-absorbed to try it.
 
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...need I go on?
You forgot the screen dashboards and the questionable wisdom of their mission to become "#1 in safety", whatever the cost and whatever that's worth in practice, which is part of the scheme in the engineering and platform-sharing.

Which are also contradictions. Touchscreens aren't safe.
 

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You forgot the screen dashboards and the questionable wisdom of their mission to become "#1 in safety", whatever the cost and whatever that's worth in practice, which is part of the scheme in the engineering and platform-sharing.

Which are also contradictions. Touchscreens aren't safe.
Touchscreens are taking over aviation as well and I cant figure out why. You ever try to punch buttons in turbulence? It’s hard enough when you can feel it before you press it.
 
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I don't like the touchscreens either. We got a 2022 Crosstrek in March, it does have touchscreen but at the air con is completely off the screen.
 
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STI Appearance Package unveiled in Japan. This purely cosmetic as there are no performance increases.

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