Subaru Impreza Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (1993 - 2021)

From the model year 1993 to 2021, the Subaru Impreza has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. It also has both interference and non-interference engines.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Subaru Impreza Timing Belt Or Chain (1993 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.0L 4 Cyl. 152 hp (DAVCS FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2014 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2013 2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2013 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2012 2.0L 4 Cyl. 148 hp (FB20) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2012 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2011 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2010 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 265 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2009 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2008 2.5L 4 Cyl. 170 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2008 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2008 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 305 hp (EJ257) timing belt interference 105k miles
2007 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2007 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 224 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2007 2.5L Turbo 293 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2006 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2006 2.5L Turbo 230 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2006 2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2005 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2005 2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k miles
2005 2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2004 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2004 2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k miles
2004 2.5L Turbo 300 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2003 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2003 2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k miles
2002 2.5L 173 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2002 2.0L Turbo 227 hp (EJ20) timing belt interference 105k miles
2001 2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k miles
2001 2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
2000 2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k miles
2000 2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
1999 2.2L 142 hp (EJ22) timing belt interference 105k miles
1999 2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
1998 2.2L 137 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1998 2.5L 165 hp (EJ25) timing belt interference 105k miles
1997 1.8L 115 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1997 2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1996 1.8L 115 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1996 2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1995 1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1995 2.2L 135 hp (EJ22) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1994 1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K miles
1993 1.8L 110 hp (EJ18) timing belt non-interference 60K miles

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.