Subaru’s Dynamic Duo: A Closer Look at the Impreza Hatchback and Crosstrek Crossover

January 4th, 2024 by

The 2024 Subaru Impreza compact hatchback and 2024 Subaru Crosstrek subcompact crossover are excellent options for small, reliable vehicles. These two cars share the same platform and powertrain options and come equipped with many similar features. As consumers consider which model to choose, it’s worth taking a closer look at the unique benefits each has to offer. By understanding the differences between these two Subarus,  consumers can make an informed decision and select the one that best suits their needs.


Exciting Similarities and Differences

It is intriguing to observe the ever-growing popularity of small SUVs in the automotive industry. However, a closer examination reveals that not all SUVs are created with the same level of quality. Some may be a raised version of a wagon or hatchback, lacking any significant advantage. But, when it comes to the 2024 Subaru Impreza and Crosstrek, they stand out for all the right reasons. Both vehicles have been completely redesigned for the 2024 model year, boasting impressive features and performance. The Impreza, a compact hatchback, and the Crosstrek, a subcompact SUV, are built on the same platform and offer similar powertrain options. These two vehicles are mid-pack in their respective classes, making them a perfect choice for those who desire a hatchback’s practicality and an SUV’s versatility. With their impressive design and outstanding performance, both the Impreza and Crosstrek are undoubtedly worth considering for anyone looking to invest in a reliable and high-performing vehicle.


It’s worth mentioning that the 2024 Subaru Impreza and Crosstrek offer plenty of options from which to choose. While the Impreza is exclusively a hatchback, it comes in three trims: the base, Sport, and RS. The base model starts at a reasonable MSRP of $22,995 (plus destination fee), while the Sport trim costs $24,995(plus destination fee), and the range-topping RS trim starts at $27,885(plus destination fee). On the other hand, the Crosstrek has a wider range of trims, including the Premium, Limited, and Wilderness. The base model starts at $25,195(plus destination fee), while the Premium costs $26,345(plus destination fee), the Sport starts at $29,195(plus destination fee), and the Limited begins at $31,095(plus destination fee). The range-topping Wilderness trim is available at $32,195(plus destination fee). With these affordable prices and multiple options, the Impreza and Crosstrek are excellent choices for anyone looking for a reliable and versatile car.


Both the Impreza and the Crosstrek offer a comfortable and supportive driving experience with their well-crafted front seats. While both cars have room for five passengers, the rear seats may feel a bit cramped for taller passengers, but they should be adequate for shorter rides. The Impreza comes with cloth upholstery and manually adjustable front seats as standard, while the Impreza Sport features upgraded cloth upholstery for a sportier feel. Those who opt for the RS trim and the RS upgrade package get a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, which provides a more personalized driving position. On the other hand, the Crosstrek Premium has upgraded cloth upholstery that feels plush and comfortable. Meanwhile, the Limited trim level has leather-trimmed seats with orange contrast stitching, adding a touch of refinement to the cabin. The Limited also comes with a standard 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the Premium, Sport, and Wilderness trims offer it as an option. It is worth noting that the Impreza does not offer a leather seating option, but its cloth upholstery is of high quality and durable.


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If you’re searching for a reliable ride to keep up with your daily commute, the Impreza and Crosstrek are solid choices. However, deciding which one fits you better depends on your specific needs and preferences. At Kenny Ross Subaru, we invite you to come in and take both models for a test drive to see which one checks all your boxes.

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