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Return of the Wagon: 2024 Subaru Impreza RS 

The automotive world sees a favorite return in the 2024 Subaru Impreza RS. The Subaru Impreza RS is a sporty, versatile wagon which combines the practicality of a family car with the spirited performance that Subaru fans cherish. We will dive into the history of this iconic vehicle, its discontinuation, and what makes its return so special. Whether you’re in the market for a new or used Subaru, Subaru of Ontario at the Ontario Auto Center is proud to offer this iconic wagon in its lineup of vehicles. 

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History of the Subaru Impreza RS 

The Subaru Impreza RS first made its mark in the late 1990s and was introduced as a sportier version of the standard Impreza. The RS model featured a more powerful engine, upgraded suspension, and distinctive styling elements which set it apart from its siblings. The RS was the go-to choice for those seeking performance without stepping up to the more aggressive WRX. 

The Impreza RS quickly became a favorite among driving enthusiasts following it debut in 1998 as buyers appreciated its blend of practicality and sportiness. The 2.5-liter engine provided a significant power boost over the base model and made the RS a blast to drive. This model was especially popular in the North American market, where it carved out a niche among fans of compact performance cars. 

The Discontinuation 

Despite its popularity, the Impreza RS was discontinued in 2005. Several factors contributed to this decision, including shifting market trends and Subaru’s strategic focus on other models. As consumer preferences began to lean more towards SUVs and crossovers, the demand for sporty compact cars like the Impreza RS dwindled. Subaru decided to concentrate its efforts on developing models that catered to these new market dynamics, leading to the RS’s departure from the lineup. 

The Triumphant Return 

The Subaru Impreza RS made its long-awaited comeback as a 2024 model, and its reintroduction was met with excitement from the automotive community. The decision to bring back the Impreza RS was driven by a renewed interest in sporty, compact cars that offer both performance and practicality. By reviving the Impreza RS, Subaru aimed to capture the essence of the original while incorporating modern advancements to meet contemporary standards. The reception of the 2024 Impreza RS has been positive. The combination of heritage and innovation has made the return of the Impreza RS successful, reaffirming Subaru’s commitment to delivering vehicles that cater to both the emotional and practical needs of their customers.  


The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS is powered by a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine, delivering 182 horsepower. This engine’s horizontally opposed design contributes to a lower center of gravity, enhancing stability and handling, which is a signature feature of Subaru’s engineering. The power and efficiency of this engine make the Impreza RS an exceptional choice for daily commutes and weekend adventures. Complementing the engine is Subaru’s all-wheel drive system which ensures superior traction and control in various driving conditions. The Impreza RS also benefits from torque vectoring, which enhances handling by distributing power between the left and right wheels as needed. 


The Impreza RS comes equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Subaru’s CVT technology is well-regarded for its smooth and responsive operation. Unlike typical CVTs that utilize a start clutch, Subaru employs a torque converter, which imparts a more conventional automatic feel, especially during initial acceleration. This setup ensures that engine speed adjustments are managed smoothly, often going unnoticed unless you are closely monitoring the tachometer. When full power is demanded, the engine responds promptly, providing adequate acceleration to meet most driving needs.  


In addition to its performance upgrades, the new Impreza RS is packed with modern features designed to enhance comfort, convenience, and safety. It includes Subaru’s latest EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, which offers advanced safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and pre-collision braking. The RS trim also features an 11.6-inch infotainment display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ensuring that drivers stay connected and entertained on the go. 


The 2024 Subaru Impreza RS starts at just $27,885 MSRP. This competitive price positions the RS as an attractive option for those seeking a sporty yet practical and affordable compact car. The RS trim offers a blend of performance and features that make it a compelling choice in its segment. With the additional options and packages available, buyers can further customize their RS to suit their preferences and needs, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of drivers. 

Subaru Impreza RS at the Ontario Auto Center 

The return of the Subaru Impreza RS has shaken up the American car market, and car buyers in the Inland Empire are no exception. This region is known for its diverse automotive market and is home to many enthusiasts who appreciate the blend of practicality and performance that the RS offers. For those interested in experiencing the 2024 Subaru Impreza RS firsthand, be sure to contact us at Subaru of Ontario and set up a test drive.  

Subaru of Ontario offers a comprehensive selection of Subaru vehicles, including the newly reintroduced RS. The dealership is part of the larger Ontario Auto Center, which provides a wide range of automotive services and an extensive inventory of new and used Subarus.  

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Final Thoughts 

The return of the Subaru Impreza RS is a welcome development for fans of sporty compact cars. It brings back a model that was cherished for its performance and practicality, now enhanced with modern features and design elements that makes it competitive in the modern-day car market. Whether you’re looking for a new or used Subaru, the 2024 Impreza RS offers a compelling option with its blend of performance and technology, all while paying homage to its predecessor. 



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