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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”.

As you can see from our table below, Subaru’s service intervals vary, in terms of distance. Some models need servicing every 12,500km, while others models have maintenance requirements every 15,000km. The costs are higher than most, too.

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 some 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.

ModelYears WarrantyNo. of Years Capped ServicingAvg. Cost per Service (over 5 years)Total Cost (over 5 years)
BRZ manual55 (every 12 months / 15,000km)$478.00$2,390.00
BRZ automatic55 (every 12 months / 15,000km)$494.85$2,474.25
XV55 (every 12 months / 12,500km)$495.52$2,477.60
Impreza55 (every 12 months / 12,500km)$495.52$2,477.60
Outback55 (every 12 months / 12,500km)$491.73$2,458.63
Forester petrol55 (every 12 months / 12,500km)$484.48$2,422.38
Forester Hybrid55 (every 12 months / 12,500km)$487.52$2,437.60
WRX manual55 (every 12 months / 15,000km)$486.61$2,433.06
WRX automatic55 (every 12 months / 15,000km)$473.15$2,365.74

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  

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