Recommended Engine Oil For Subaru Legacy



Motor oils have different quality rating and viscosity characteristics. Variety of these parameters is based on vehicle’s engine type. In this article we list the motor oils for Subaru Legacy vehicles. The list is based on the recommendations of the vehicle’s manufacturer.
It is necessary to consider that using the right and an appropriate motor oil is vitally important to get the most benefit for your engine type. Using the wrong oil may harm and damage the engine of your car. We provide recommendations for USA market and for vehicles driven in normal operating conditions. To select motor oils for extremely hot or extremely cold weathers and also for vehicles driven in severe operating conditions please refer to the owner’s manual for your car or contact the official representative of the carmaker in your region.


Legacy / Outback, BL, BP, 2004-2009 (USA/CAN)

Subaru Legacy , BL


Legacy / Outback 2.5 GT (+ Spec.B), 2004 — 2006, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5 GT (+ Spec.B), 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5 GT (+ Spec.B), 2008 — 2009, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2008 — 2009, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2004 — 2006, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2006 — 2008, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 3.0, 2007 — 2009, Engine EZ30D

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30


Legacy / Outback, BM, BR, 2009-2014 (USA/CAN)

Subaru Legacy , BM


Legacy / Outback 2.5 GT (+ Spec.B), 2009 — 2010, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5 GT (+ Spec.B), 2010 — 2012, Engine EJ255

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.54 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2010 — 2012, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 4 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2013 — 2014, Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal



Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2009 — 2010, Engine EJ253

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2012 — 2013, Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Legacy / Outback 3.6R, 2009 — 2010, Engine EZ36D

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.66 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 monthsInitial service:Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 3.6R, 2012 — 2014, Engine EZ36D

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.87 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 3.6R, 2010 — 2012, Engine EZ36D

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.87 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 8 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 4 monthsInitial service:Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback, BN, BS (2014- )

Subaru Legacy , BN, BS


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2014 — 2014, Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Legacy / Outback 2.5i, 2015 — .., Engine FB25

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Legacy / Outback 3.6R, 2015 — .., Engine EZ36

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.87 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Legacy / Outback 3.6R, 2014 — 2014, Engine EZ36D

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.87 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30



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