What is the Subaru Outback oil type?

I love my used Subaru Outback! It takes me everywhere I need to go without much hassle. I really want to learn to work on it myself, starting with the oil changes. What type of oil do I need for a Subaru Outback?

Eric Schad · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Subaru Outback
has an extremely loyal following because it can go just about anywhere. But if you want to keep it in pristine condition, the Subaru Outback oil type is either 0W-20 or 5W-30 full synthetic.
Older models of the Outback will probably do better with more viscosity, and the 5W-30 option brings that to the table. However, newer models run superbly with 0W-20, which allows for peak performance in cold climates and top speeds.
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