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Subaru capped price servicing - cost, schedule & info

All Subarus sold after July 1st 2014 are covered by Subaru's capped-price servicing scheme.

Subaru offers a capped price servicing plan for all of its current models, and it falls under the company’s ownership program known as the Subaru Capped Price Servicing Program.

According to Subaru, “all Subaru owners who purchased their vehicle from 1 July 2014 onwards enjoy the benefits” of the program, and the company claims its listed prices “cover everything required for a standard scheduled service”.

In order for you to see what price you will have to pay, Subaru’s Australian website requires you to input the car’s VIN (vehicle identification number) or the registration, which means it isn’t as simple or transparent as some other companies.

As you can see from our table below, Subaru’s service intervals are all over the place. Older models need servicing every six months or 12,500km, while newer models have maintenance requirements every 12 months or 12,500km (which is still short by industry standards). The costs are higher than most, too.

A recently announced five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty helps ease the pain a little, but the brand still only offers 12 months roadside assist. It isn't as good as it could be, then. 

Subaru models are known for their longevity, but that comes at a cost. The brand requires more regular servicing for most of its models, and that means a higher cost of ownership. 7/10

See the table below for the average cost per service for each of the models in the Subaru range, plus the service intervals applicable to each of the different variants listed.

Model Years Warranty No. of Years Capped Servicing Avg. Cost per Service (over 3 years) Total Cost (over 3 years)
BRZ 5 5 (every 9 months / 15,000kms) $224.55 $898.20
XV 5 5 (every 12 months / 12,500kms) $432.73 $1,298.19
Impreza 5 5 (every 12 months / 12,500kms) $433.70 $1,301.09
Liberty 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms) $380.28 $2,281.66
Outback 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms) $402.09 $2,281.66 - $2,519.84
Forester 5 5 (every 12 months / 12,500kms) $393.87 $2,282.18 - $2,534.05
Levorg 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms) $381.56 $2,289.37
WRX 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms) $382.62 $2,289.37 - $2,332.91
WRX STI 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms) $382.62 $2,295.72
Liberty 3.6R 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms + initial 3 month / 5,000kms) $387.35 $2,711.42
Outback 3.6R Premium 5 5 (every 6 months / 12,500kms + initial 5,000kms) $387.35 $2,711.42

If you want to find out more about a specific manufacturer's capped price servicing, please see below:

Audi capped price servicing Mazda capped price servicing
BMW capped price servicing Mercedes-Benz capped price servicing
Citroen capped price servicing Mitsubishi capped price servicing
Ford capped price servicing Nissan capped price servicing
Holden capped price servicing Peugeot capped price servicing
Honda capped price servicing Renault capped price servicing
HSV capped price servicing Skoda capped price servicing
Hyundai capped price servicing Suzuki capped price servicing
Isuzu capped price servicing Toyota capped price servicing
Jeep capped price servicing Volkswagen capped price servicing
Kia capped price servicing Volvo capped price servicing
Lexus capped price servicing    

​Is Subaru's short warranty plan enough to make you consider a different brand? Let us know in the comments section below.

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