Subaru Outback Oil Capacity


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Most Subarus have the oil type printed on the oil cap – it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. If it isn’t printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Outback.

You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.

 

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Subaru Outback Oil Capacity

 

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (litres) Recommended oil type (viscosity) Oil change interval, km (miles)
EJ 16 Outback 1.6 4 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12500 km / 6 months
EJ 18 Outback 1.8 4.5 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12500 km / 6 months
EJ 20 Outback 2.0

4.0 1993-2007

4.5 WRX/STI 1993-2000

0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5000-10000
(3000-6000)
EJ 22 Outback 2.2 4.5 10W30, 10W40, 5W30 15000 (9000) or 12 months
EJ 25 Outback 2.5 4.5 (2000-2007)
4.3 (WRX/STI 2000+)
0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)

 

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Subaru Outback oil capacity

 

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type (grade) Oil change interval, km (miles)
EJ 25 Outback 2.5 4.5 (2000-2007)
4.3 (WRX/STI 2000+)
0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EJ 20 Outback 2.0

4.0 1993-2007

4.5 WRX/STI 1993-2000

0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5000-10000
(3000-6000)

 

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Subaru Outback oil capacity

 

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type (grade) Oil change interval, km (miles)
EJ 20 Outback 2.0 4.2 2007+
5.0 WRX/STI 2000-2007
0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EJ 25 Outback 2.5 4 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EZ 30 Outback 3.0 5.5 / 0.2 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EZ36D Outback 3.0 6.3 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12 000 km / 8 months

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Subaru Outback oil capacity

 

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
EJ253 Outback 2.5 4.2 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EJ255 Outback 2.5 Turbo 4.0 (EJ25D, EJ25 2007+)
4.5 (2000-2007)
4.3 (WRX/STI 2000+)
0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EZ 30 Outback 3.0 5.5 / 0.2 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
5,000-10,000
(3,000-6,000)
EZ36D Outback 3.0 6.3 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
12000 km / 8 months

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Subaru Outback oil capacity

 

 

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
FA20DIT Outback 2.0T 5.1 / 0.2 5W-30
5W-40
15 000 km or 12 months
FB25 Outback 2.5i 4.8 / 0.2 0W-20
5W-20
5W-30
5W-40
15 000 km or 12 months
EZ36D Outback 3.6R 6.5 / 0.2 0W-30
5W-30
5W-40
10W-30
10W-40
15 000 km/ 12 months

 

2020 2021 Subaru Outback Oil Capacity

 

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grade)
2.4L 4-cyl Engine [A] FA24 Turbo 4.5 litres (4.7 quarts) 0W-20
2.5L 4-cyl Engine FB25D 4.2 litres (4.5 quarts) 0W-20

Oil Drain Plug Torque: 31 ft/lbs

 

The Oil Is Black and Gritty
New oil is the colour of honey, but after just a few weeks of use, it begins to turn dark. This colour change is acceptable, but as soon as you see particles mixed in with that darker-coloured oil, it’s time for an oil change. These particles can get stuck in your engine and overwhelm your oil filter, which will result in clogging and unnecessary buildup. Has your oil changed before this becomes a problem?

The Engine Runs Loudly
Oil is an engine lubricant, preventing parts from grinding against one another. The dry friction of the constantly moving parts gives off a metallic grinding sound. If your engine begins to run louder and makes abnormal and unpleasant noises, don’t delay that oil change any longer or your Subaru could suffer serious consequences.

Can I Switch Brands of Oil Between Appointments?
Your car’s performance is essential. So, if you aren’t entirely sure if you’re using the correct engine oil or think a different type of oil is better for your vehicle, feel free to change the oil at any time.

However, it’s important to note that the oil you use must be the right viscosity grade and engine oil specifications for your automobile. To find out what type of oil your car needs, all you have to do is check your Owner’s Manual or consult one of our automotive professionals.

Plus, the knowledgeable technicians at our state-of-the-art facility may have suggestions on engine oil that will enhance the already-stalwart performance of your ride. That way, you can continue to soar down the highway inside a vehicle that’s capable of churning out an impressive performance.

Last update on 2021-04-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Thomas Buck

Thomas is our expert in the field of motor oils and lubricants. He worked for more than 15 years at the dealer service station and has vast practical experience, so he gladly agreed to be the editor and co-author of our articles about motors and motor oils.

One thought on “Subaru Outback Oil Capacity

  1. Kenneth Thomas says:

    Question

    We just purchased a 2019 subaru outback. Miles 3,9632. Dealership bought
    Vehicle as loaner. They first said no maintenance records. Then said they have changed the oil !( i don’t trust that at all. We now have 5, 1200 miles on it. I want another dealership by me to change oil / filter now. Where should the oil level be on the dip stick after oil change? Our previous 2009 called for 4.2 qts. They put 5 qts will that over fill cause engine or seals damage?

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