The 2.0-liter Subaru EE20Z diesel engine (or EE20 for short) has been assembled at the concern’s factories since 2008 and is installed on the European versions of many of the company’s models, primarily the Forester and Outback. This motor exists in three modifications for environmentally friendly EURO 4, 5 or 6 standards, respectively.
The EE family so far includes only one diesel engine.
The engine was installed on:
- Subaru Forester 3 (SH) in 2008 – 2013;
- Subaru Forester 4 (SJ) in 2012 – 2018;
- Subaru Forester 5 (SK) since 2018;
- Subaru Impreza 3 (GE) in 2009 – 2011;
- Subaru Legacy 5 (BM) in 2009 – 2014;
- Subaru Outback 4 (BR) in 2009 – 2014;
- Subaru Outback 5 (BS) in 2014 – 2020;
- Subaru XV 1 (GP) in 2011 – 2017.
|Production years||since 2008|
|Fuel system||Common Rail|
|Power output, hp||147 – 150|
|Torque output, Nm||350|
|Cylinder block||aluminum H4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||86|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Compression ratio||15.2 – 16.3|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.6|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5/6|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Subaru Forester 2015)
|Engine lifespan, km||~250 000|
Disadvantages of the EE20Z engine
- The first years of production in these units, the crankshaft could not withstand the load and burst;
- At the end of 2010, an updated version of the motor appeared and the problem disappeared;
- Now the main headache is the frequent vagaries of the exhaust cleaning system;
- From bad fuel, injectors quickly fail here and the EGR valve clogs;
- If you do not replace the glow plugs in time, you will have to carefully drill them.