Subaru WRX Engine Oil Finder

The WRX is Subaru's most sporty car with a long standing history in the WRC Rally. The Impreza WRX has been available to customers since 1992 and is now in its fifth generation. The manufacturer has remained true to the boxer drive over the years however four-wheel drive is not standard on all models.

In addition to being used in the WRC Rally, the WRX sports car can also be found on UK and European roads and has always been an iconic Subaru car. The boxer engine develops an output of 305 hp from a displacement of 2.0 litres. An oversized intake in the bonnet supplies the huge intercooler with the necessary air. The turbo engine already reaches its maximum torque of 393 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The four-cylinder boxer engine delivers power to all four wheels of the Subaru Impreza WRX STi via a short-ratio six-speed gearbox, which completes the sprint test to 100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches its top speed at 250 km/h. In the latest versions of the WRX the rear spoiler now appears even bigger and more powerful which gives the Subaru Impreza WRX STi a monstrous appearance.

Subaru WRX Oil Change Interval

Subaru is one of the few manufacturers to use boxer engines in large series in models like the WRX. The advantage: The motors are considered to be particularly effective and smooth-running. However, to ensure that this remains the case even with higher mileage, the WRX engines need looking after which includes changing the engine oil whenever it is due. Subaru say that you should change the oil and oil filter your WRX oil every 3000 - 5000 miles if you use conventional oil. If you use synthetic oil then it will last more than twice as long, usually changed every 7500 - 10000 miles.

We have listed all the Subaru WRX models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Subaru WRX.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Subaru WRX 2.0T Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.0T Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.0T Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T STI Petrol 2014,
2015,
2016
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T STI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T STI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T Petrol 20145W-30 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T STI Petrol 2011,
2012,
2013
5W-30 or 5W-40 or 10W-40
Subaru WRX 2.5T STI Petrol 20145W-30 or 5W-40 or 10W-40


More About The Subaru WRX

The base vehicle for the World Rally Car (WRC) is the Subaru Impreza WRX STi, which the motorsport specialists at Subaru Tecnica International (STi) - a 100% Subaru subsidiary - have uncompromisingly trimmed for performance.

Regularly checking and changing your Subaru WRX engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

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