“I’m in wine country driving the all new Subaru Impreza. For 2024, the sportier RS trim is back with a more powerful engine and I’m driving that right now.”

The 6th-generation Subaru Impreza is now exclusively a 5-door compact hatchback. A sedan model is no longer available. Subaru says this next generation Impreza was created for drivers who don’t want an SUV, but still want to do SUV things… and enjoy a sporty, fun and safe ride.

For 2024, the Impreza is offered in three trims– Base, Sport and RS. All trims have all wheel drive. The RS is powered by a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER engine. The same engine that’s in the Crosstrek. It produces 182-horsepower and 178 pound feet of torque.

Under the hood of the base and sport models, you’ll find a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER engine, generating 30 fewer horses than the RS and less torque-145 pound feet.

The RS and sport trims have sport-tuned suspension which means sharper handling and less body roll.

“The Impreza is more playful and capable when it comes to holding a line in the corner.”

Our driving experience on suburban and rural roads in and around Paso Robles is further enhanced thanks to Impreza’s stiffer chassis, updated brakes and more.

“The Impreza’s dual pinion steering is similar to the one in the WRX which means an overall better steering wheel feel.”

This time around, a manual transmission is no longer an option and all trims have a CVT.

The Impreza is quieter for 2024, thanks to a more refined engine and better sound insulation in the roof.

The ride is sporty and so is its style and tech and safety are stepped up.The 2024 Subaru Impreza is expected to arrive in dealer showrooms by the end of April. Prices start at around 23-thousand dollars. We will have much more on the 2024 Subaru Impreza soon on MotorWeek.