Subaru Impreza Oil Capacity


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It’s easy to forget the importance of regular vehicle maintenance, but changing the oil is one of the simplest, most essential ways to enhance your Subaru vehicle’s performance and increase its lifespan.

While the general recommendation is that you should change your oil every 3,000 miles, newer vehicles can keep the oil churning for 5,000 to 7,000 miles.

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Subaru Impreza oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ 16S Impreza 1.6 4 L (4.2 US qt.) 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 18S Impreza 1.8 4 L (4.2 US qt.) 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20G Impreza 2.0 4WD 4 L (4.2 US qt.) 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20 Impreza 2.0 Turbo 4,5 L (4.2 US qt.) 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ22 Impreza 4,5 L (4.2 US qt.) 10W30, 10W40, 5W30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 25 Impreza 2.5 4 L (4.2 US qt.) 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Subaru Impreza 1992-2001

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Car Ramps 
  3. Jack Stands 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Oil Funnel 
  6. 22 mm Wrench 
  7. Gloves 
  8. Oil Filter Wrench 
  9. Oil Drain Plug 
  10. Oil Filter 
  11. Motor Oil

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Subaru Impreza oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ 15 Impreza 1.5R 4,2 L 5W-30 15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
EJ 16 Impreza 1.6 4,5 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20G Impreza 2.0 4 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 20 turbo Impreza 2.0 WRX 5 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EJ 25 Impreza 2.5 4,5 L 5W-30 12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
EZ 30 Impreza 3.0 5,7 L 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months

How to replace the motor oil in Subaru Impreza 2002-2007

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Car Ramps 
  3. Jack Stands 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Oil Funnel 
  6. 17 mm Wrench 
  7. Gloves 
  8. Oil Filter Wrench 
  9. Oil Drain Plug 
  10. Oil Drain Plug Gasket 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Motor Oil

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Subaru Impreza oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
EJ 15 Impreza 1.5R 4.2 L / 0.2 L

5W-30

0W-20

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
EJ 255 Impreza 2.5T WRX 4.2 L

5W-30

0W-20

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
EJ 257 Impreza 2.5T WRX STI 4.3 L

5W-30

0W-20

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
Impreza 2.0 D 5.9 L / 0.4 L

5W-40

0W-20

15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
Impreza 2.0R 4.2 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months

How to replace the motor oil in Subaru Impreza 2008-2014

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Car Ramps 
  3. Jack Stands 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Oil Funnel 
  6. 17 mm Wrench 
  7. Gloves 
  8. Oil Filter Wrench 
  9. Oil Drain Plug 
  10. Oil Drain Plug Gasket 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Motor Oil

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Subaru Impreza oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
FB16 Impreza 1.6i 4.8 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months
FB20 Impreza 2.0i 4.8 L / 0.2 L 0W-20
5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
15,000 km (9,000 miles) or 12 months

How to change the engine oil in Subaru Impreza 2014-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Car Ramps 
  3. Jack Stands 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Oil Funnel 
  6. 17 mm Wrench 
  7. Gloves 
  8. Oil Filter Wrench 
  9. Oil Drain Plug 
  10. Oil Drain Plug Gasket 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Motor Oil

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Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article - he will be glad to help you anytime.

2 thoughts on “Subaru Impreza Oil Capacity

  1. The oil I was using for my car was only rated to 5 quarts, but I have since gotten a few more and have been using them on all my engines since. I did a little research and came up with 2 different types of oil, the type I was using had higher viscosity and I would expect a higher performance from the engine, I decided to try a lower viscosity one.

    My new oil changed the car’s idle speed from 20,000 rpm to 25,000 rpm. I have since tested and it was not because of the lower viscosity oil, and in fact, it has not changed any idle speed on my car. The lower viscosity oil did not cause any changes in any other aspects of my car, including the engine’s oil pressure. The one thing I do know is that it is a much better oil than the previous one, and it has not changed the idle speed on my car.

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Hi, Val.
      In case of using the recommended oil viscosity range (above in article) the car’s idle shouldn’t change. Having this problem, I would say it’s not because of oil.

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