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2024 Subaru Impreza RS Review

2024 Subaru Impreza RS
2024 Subaru Impreza RS at Tempe Town Lake
2024 Subaru Impreza RS

2024 Subaru Impreza RS

The Subaru Impreza, particularly in its WRX and WRX STI variants, has made notable appearances in several films, often highlighted for its performance and rally heritage. Perhaps the most impactful being the Fast and Furious which has contributed to the car’s popularity and iconic status among car enthusiasts and moviegoers alike. While I did not try to recreate any movie scenes from The Fast and Furious or Baby Driver , I did get to test it out for a week and see if this Iconic vehicle lives up to its name.

During my week with the 2024 Subaru Impreza RS I found it to be a well-rounded vehicle and fun to drive, easy to maneuver and park.It handles turns and challenging roads well. The inside is more spacious than it looks. This year’s model has some new features any Subaru aficionado will love and it definitely has the ability to attract drivers that are new to the brand.

New for 2024

The 2024 Subaru Impreza introduces several exciting updates and new features. A highlight is the new RS trim level, powered by a 2.5-liter 182 hp SUBARU BOXER® engine. EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology has been updated and is now standard across all models. The multimedia experience is enhanced with the introduction of the SUBARU STARLINK 11.6-inch Multimedia Plus system, and for the first time, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are available. The chassis has been made 10% stiffer, improving dynamic performance and ride quality, alongside a quieter, more comfortable cabin. The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is now standard on all trims, offering smoother and quieter performance. Advanced safety features include Automatic Emergency Steering, which complements Blind-Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Additionally, the Impreza now features a dual-pinion electronic power steering rack, borrowed from the WRX, for enhanced steering feel and responsiveness. The exterior design is refreshed with a frameless hexagonal grille, compact headlights, a refined body, and a broad-shouldered stance.


My test vehicle exterior color was in Crystal White Pearl. The Arizona desert is still hot so I definitely appreciated the lower temp effect of the white exterior. The new exterior design has a frameless hexagonal grille that rolls nicely into the compact headlights, offering a more refined body. The new Impreza has a broad looking stance and it is a really sporty looking vehicle. The 18-inch sport-type alloy wheels in dark gray are a nice finishing touch on the appearance.


The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS is designed with a focus on balancing comfort and technology in its interior. It has an ergonomic layout with seats that are both supportive and upholstered in quality materials, providing a comfortable yet functional cabin experience. The infotainment system is a highlight, there is a large touchscreen for easy access to navigation, audio, and smartphone integration. Practicality is also a key aspect, with the Impreza RS offering sufficient storage spaces and flexible seating arrangements to accommodate varying needs for passengers and cargo. Safety is given importance through the inclusion of various driver assistance features. The interior design is modern and leans towards a sporty aesthetic, reflecting Subaru’s approach to combining functionality with a touch of elegance.

2024 Subaru Impreza RS

2024 Subaru Impreza RS

Engine and Transmission

The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS is engineered with a performance-oriented engine and transmission system, along with Subaru’s renowned drivetrain technology. It features a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated boxer engine, renowned for its horizontal layout that contributes to a lower center of gravity and improved balance. This engine is capable of delivering an estimated 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque, providing a responsive and engaging driving experience. Paired with this engine is a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that offers smooth and efficient power delivery, with an optional manual mode for a more hands-on driving experience. Additionally, the Impreza RS comes standard with Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, enhancing the vehicle’s traction and stability across diverse driving conditions. This system is pivotal in ensuring consistent handling and confidence-inspiring performance, particularly in challenging weather or road situations. Collectively, these features underline the 2024 Impreza RS’s focus on blending performance, efficiency, and Subaru’s trademark driving dynamics.

Safety Features

The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS incorporates a comprehensive array of safety features, aligning with Subaru’s long-standing commitment to vehicle safety. This model is expected to include:

  1. EyeSight Driver Assist Technology: A suite of advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure, and sway warning, as well as lane-keep assist.
  2. Rear-Vision Camera and Reverse Automatic Braking: These features aid in preventing collisions while reversing.
  3. Subaru Advanced Frontal Airbag System: A sophisticated airbag system designed to offer enhanced protection in the event of a frontal collision.
  4. Side Curtain Airbags: Providing additional protection for passengers in the event of a side impact or rollover.
  5. Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC): Enhancing stability and traction control to maintain the vehicle’s intended path.
  6. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): Preventing wheel lock-up during emergency braking situations.
  7. Subaru STARLINK Safety and Security: Offering services like automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, and roadside assistance.


The 2024 Impreza has garnered a loyal following for good reason. Its winning combination of stylish design, comfortable interior, and advanced safety features appeals to drivers who value reliability and enjoyment in their daily commute. The renowned Subaru all-wheel-drive system, known for its capability in various driving conditions, adds an extra layer of confidence. Additionally, the Impreza’s fuel efficiency is a strong draw for environmentally conscious drivers.

In summary, the 2024 Impreza is a standout choice in the compact car segment, offering a superb balance of style, performance, and practicality. Whether you’re navigating city streets or embarking on a weekend getaway, the Impreza delivers on driving experience, technology and style.  The 2024 enhancements and new features make the Impreza a tough contender in the Compact Car Segment.

The 2024 Impreza starts at MSRP $22,995 and my test vehicle with options came in at MSRP $27,885

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