Does A Subaru Crosstrek Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Subaru Crosstrek Belt Or Chain

Over the lifespan of the Subaru Crosstrek all engines have had a timing chain and are interference.

Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain Table
Model Years 2013 - 2021
Engine Option all
Timing Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference Or Non-Interference interference
Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru Crosstrek

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Subaru Crosstrek model year. Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L 4 Cyl. 182 hp (FB25D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 148 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
2021 Subaru Crosstrek

2020 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 148 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2019 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 148 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2017 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option 2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D)
Belt Or Chain timing chain
Interference or Non-interference interference
Replacement Interval lifetime

2016 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 160 hp (FB20X) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 Subaru Crosstrek
2016 Subaru Crosstrek

2015 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 160 hp (FB20X) timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 160 hp (FB20X) timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Subaru Crosstrek - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Subaru Crosstrek engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Subaru Crosstrek Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. 154 hp (FB20D) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 160 hp (FB20X) timing chain interference lifetime

Belt Or Chain Models