Competes with: Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla
Looks like: At least one automaker understands that hatchbacks are cooler than sedans
Powertrain: 152-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder (Base, Sport) or 182-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder (RS); continuously variable automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Spring 2023
Redesigned for the 2024 model year, the sixth generation of the Subaru Impreza that makes its global debut at the 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show has a streamlined and sportier lineup. The 2024 Impreza drops the sedan body style entirely, leaving only a five-door hatchback, while trading the fifth-gen’s Premium and Limited trims for the return of the higher-performance RS. The five-speed manual transmission available on the 2023 Base and Sport also disappears, with a continuously variable automatic transmission standard on all 2024 models. Subaru is also upgrading the tech content of the new Impreza, making its larger 11.6-inch touchscreen available in an Impreza for the first time.
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On the outside, the 2024 Impreza looks slightly more streamlined and sportier than its predecessor but retains a distinctly Subaru look. The front styling includes revised headlight, grille and foglight designs. In back, a new rear bumper design incorporates the reflectors into the body-colored portion of the bumper (on the red RS in these images, it produces an unfortunate “pre-dented” look), and the taillight design is also new.