Subaru Tire Pressure

Subaru tire inflation pressures range around 26 to 36 psi based on the model, year, trim and original equipment tire sizes. Select from 22 Subaru models built between 1983 and 2020 to find recommended tire pressure for Subaru tires to improve fuel efficiency, extend tire life and drive safely.

It is vital to maintain correct tire inflation pressures for Subaru tires. Low tire pressure and underinflated tires can lead to uneven and excessive tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. High tire pressure and overinflated tires can result in reduced traction, poor braking and can even be a cause of a tire blowout. Check tire pressure regularly and maintain correct tire inflation for Subaru to enjoy a safe and comfortable drive, save money on gas and keep auto insurance premiums low.

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru is determined by the manufacturer based on its characteristics and original equipment tire sizes. You can find Subaru recommended tire pressure in owner's manual or on a tire placard on the side of driver's door or door jam. Subaru tire inflation will be listed in psi (pounds per square inch), bar or kPa (kilopascals). Keep in mind that tire inflation listed on tire sidewall is the maximum air pressure the tire can hold to carry its maximum load, and not necessarily the recommended tire pressure for Subaru. Subaru may have different recommended tire pressure settings for front and rear tires, especially if equipped with staggered tires.

To check Subaru tire pressure you will need to know its recommended tire inflation and a tire pressure gauge. Check tire inflation when tires are "cold" and have not been driven for at least 3 hours. Adjust Subaru tire inflation to the recommended tire pressure levels as needed by adding air with a tire inflator.

If you replace Subaru original equipment tires with optional or plus tire sizes, make sure to follow guidelines on how to apply tire load inflation tables when replacing Subaru tires to find proper tire pressure for new tires. Always refer to the Subaru owner’s manual for any specific safety advice regarding the application of replacement tires.

Subaru tire pressure fluctuates with ambient temperatures, so when temperatures drop tires may lose approximately 1 psi of air pressure for every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease in temperature. During winter Subaru tires can be inflated 3 to 5 psi above the recommended tire pressure settings to compensate for lower temperatures. Never overinflate above psi indicated on tire sidewall. Make sure to check tire pressure regularly in the winter to keep tires properly inflated for a safe ride on snow and icy roads. Consult owner's manual for recommended winter tire pressure for Subaru.

If your Subaru is made after 2007, it should be equipped with tire pressure monitoring system that uses tire pressure sensors to alert the driver when tire pressure is low. When Subaru low tire pressure warning light is on, check all tires for low air pressure and inflate as needed. Refer to owner's manual on how to reset Subaru tire pressure monitoring system.

Subaru Car Tire Pressure

Subaru has 16 coupe and sedan models built from 1983 to 2020 with a recommended tire pressure around 26 to 36 psi.

Subaru BRZ

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru BRZ tires from 2013 to 2020.

Subaru Crosstrek

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Crosstrek tires from 2016 to 2019.

Subaru DL

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru DL tires from 1983 to 1989.

Subaru GL

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru GL tires from 1983 to 1989.

Subaru GL-10

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru GL-10 tires from 1985 to 1989.

Subaru Impreza

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Impreza tires from 1993 to 2019.

Subaru Justy

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Justy tires from 1987 to 1994.

Subaru Legacy

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Legacy tires from 1990 to 2020.

Subaru Loyale

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Loyale tires from 1990 to 1994.

Subaru Outback

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Outback tires from 2000 to 2020.

Subaru RX

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru RX tires from 1985 to 1989.

Subaru SVX

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru SVX tires from 1992 to 1997.

Subaru WRX

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru WRX tires from 2013 to 2019.

Subaru WRX STI

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru WRX STI tires from 2013 to 2020.

Subaru XT

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru XT tires from 1985 to 1991.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru XV Crosstrek tires from 2013 to 2015.

Subaru Light Truck Tire Pressure

Subaru has 2 pickup and light truck models built from 1983 to 2006 with a recommended tire pressure around 26 to 33 psi.

Subaru Baja

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Baja tires from 2003 to 2006.

Subaru Brat

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Brat tires from 1983 to 1987.

Subaru SUV Tire Pressure

Subaru has 4 sport utility vehicle models built from 1998 to 2020 with a recommended tire pressure around 27 to 36 psi.

Subaru Ascent

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Ascent tires from 2019 to 2020.

Subaru B9 Tribeca

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru B9 Tribeca tires from 2006 to 2007.

Subaru Forester

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Forester tires from 1998 to 2020.

Subaru Tribeca

Recommended tire pressure for Subaru Tribeca tires from 2008 to 2014.

Recommended Subaru Tire Pressure by Year