Flash Drive

2024 Subaru Impreza RS

Model Tested: 2024 Subaru Impreza RS Hatchback

The redesigned 2024 Subaru Impreza RS Hatchback is a sporty fun to drive AWD compact with a stylish exterior.

Engine: 2.5-liter flat-4-cylinder, 182 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft torque

Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel drive

EPA Rating: 26-mpg city, 33-mpg highway, 29-mpg combined

Base Price: $27,885

As Tested: $31,045


Stiffer chassis than previous models

Excellent, fun-to-drive handling

The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS is only available as a five-door hatchback.

Power steering rack from WRX

Auto start/stop

Legendary Subaru all-wheel drive

Strong brakes with electronic brake booster

Incline start assist

Automatic emergency steering


Stretch-out driver/front passenger legroom

Perforated pedals

Front seat room and comfort are excellent.

Good tilt/telescopic column range

Medium thick contoured steering wheel

Very good auxiliary controls

Power driver’s seat with power lumbar

Manual passenger seat

Heated front seats (two temps)

OK interior materials

A lot of plastic but quality plastic

Back seat room depends on position of front seats

Very good rear shoe room

Rear seats are comfortable but legroom depends on the position of the front seats.

Excellent head room

Tall floor hump

Adult can fit in middle but has to straddle floor hump

Center cushion firm but not uncomfortable


Huge 11.6-inch touchscreen, like a computer tablet

Deep medium size console bin

Smart phone charging pad

The new infotainment screen is huge. The steering wheel is excellent with lots of auxiliary controls.

Big non-locking glovebox

Four grab handles

One seatback storage pouch

Small rear door bins

Split folding seats are higher than trunk floor

Good size cargo area with flat floor

Extra storage under floor

WOW Factors:

Great fun to drive

Excellent handling

There is a slight slope to the folded rear seats.

Crisp styling

Excellent safety features

Hatchback versatility


Engine a little buzzy when pushed

Doors seem a little light weight

Rear hatch a little low for tall people

Bottom Line:

The redesigned sixth-generation 2024 Subaru Impreza RS five-door hatchback has a more powerful engine that places it between the base Impreza and the turbocharged WRX but it

Cargo space behind the rear seats is adequate.

only comes with a CVT transmission. All-wheel drive is standard which makes the RS fun to drive in all weather conditions. The Impreza RS has a sportier appearance than base Impreza iterations.