Subaru XV (Crosstrek) Engine Oil Finder

The SUV Subaru XV, which is also marketed under the name Subaru Crosstrek in other countries, went on sale in UK and Europe in 2012. The XV received a facelift in 2018 however the XV (Crosstrek) models with hybrid drive were initially only available in Japan and North America. However, when it comes to changing the oil, it doesn't matter if you have the XV e-Boxer or any other XV model that uses an internal combustion engine - they all need regular oil changes.

Subaru XV Oil Change Interval

In the Subaru XV, the engine oil and the oil filter sould be changed every 15,000 km or every 12 months - whichever comes first. Subaru say that under 'difficult operating conditions', the oil in the engine wears out more quickly and as a result should be replaced more often. Subaru class 'difficult operating conditions' as when a XV is:

• Predominantly used for short journeys
• Frequently driven on unpathed or muddy roads
• Often used in sub-zero weather
• Driven in coastal regions with 'salt air'
• Frequently used for towing a trailer, caravan or horse trailer

Subaru XV Engine Oil Capacity - How Much Engine Oil Does a Subaru XV Need?

Since the various XV engines differ in their size and manufacturing details, they also need different amounts of engine oil. In the first generation Subaru XV GP, the petrol engines hold 4.8 litres and the diesel 5.9 litres. In the second series, the GT3 and GT7 variants require 5.3 litres of oil into the engine so it's important to check the specific oil capacity for your exact model of XV.

We have listed all the Subaru XV 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 XV.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Subaru XV 1.6i Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 1.6i Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 1.6i Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 1.6i Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 2.0i Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 2.0i Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 2.0i Petrol 2018,
2019,
2020
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 2.0i Petrol 2021,
2022
0W-20 or 5W-30 or 5W-40
Subaru XV 2.0D Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30 or 0W-30
Subaru XV 2.0D Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30 or 0W-30
Subaru XV 2.0D Diesel 2018,
2019,
2020
5W-30 or 0W-30
Subaru XV 2.0D Diesel 2021,
2022
5W-30 or 0W-30
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-20
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Petrol 20150W-20


The Importance Of Subaru XV Motor Oil

When it comes to viscosity, there are usually several classifications to choose from for each XV release. Occasionally, Subaru recommends a particular variety. For example, with a 2.0 i AWD 115 kW Bj 2018, the viscosity classes SAE 0W-20, SAE 5W-30 and SAE 5W-40 can be used, but the manufacturer suggests that the SAE 0W-20 type is the most suitable.

Regularly checking and changing your Subaru XV 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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