Recommended Engine Oil For Subaru Outback

What is the correct engine oil for Subaru Outback? You need to use oil that is the recommended viscosity. This is the ‘thickness’ of the oil and is usually displayed prominently on the packaging. A high viscosity oil will be more treacle-like in consistency, whereas a low viscosity oil is thinner and more free-flowing. Different engines require different engine oils. In this article you will find guidelines for the United States and Canada.


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

Subaru Outback, BN, BS


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


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

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


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

Subaru Outback, BM, BR


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


Legacy / Outback, BN, BS (2014- )

Subaru Outback, 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 Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State 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 Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30

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