Subaru Wheel Bolt Pattern (Impreza, Legacy, Outback, WRX, BRZ…)

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When it comes to your Subaru’s popular wheel design, there’s more to them than meets the eye. The Subaru bolt pattern, a seemingly obscure technical detail, plays a crucial role in your vehicle’s performance, safety, and customization options. Want to learn more about this vital part? Let’s dive right into our post!

What Is The Subaru Wheel Bolt Pattern?

Most Subarus utilize a 5×100 (5×3.94) or 5×114.3 (5×4.5) bolt pattern, depending on the generation. The “5” signifies the number of lug holes, and the second number represents the diameter of the bolt circle, which is either 100 mm (3.94 inches) or 114.3 mm (4.5 inches)

5x100 bolt pattern
5×100 bolt pattern

After working with many types of wheel bolt patterns at Stockton Wheel, we’ve found that these 5-lug patterns consistently enhance the stability of your all-wheel-drive vehicles, ensuring optimal performance. While some enthusiasts might prefer different bolt patterns, the factory pattern is better aligned with the vehicle’s design and engineering goals, contributing to enhanced safety and functionality on the road.

Subaru Bolt Pattern On Different Models

While the 5x100mm and 5×114.3mm bolt patterns are standard for most Subaru vehicles, there can be variations in specific models or special editions. Therefore, we recommend verifying your vehicle’s manual or consulting with experts to confirm the correct design before purchasing new alloy wheels. Here is a chart summarizing the common wheel fitment for different Subaru models.

Note: Discontinued models are not included in this table.

Car ModelModel YearBolt Pattern (mm/inch)Center Bore (mm)Thread SizeWheel Torque (Nm)
Subaru Ascent2019 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru BRZ2012 – Present5×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Chiffon2016 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)54.1M12 x 1.2595
Subaru Chiffon Custom2016 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)54.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Crosstrek GP, GT, GT Facelift2013 – 20235×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25121
Subaru Crosstrek GU2022 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25121
Subaru Evoltis2021 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Forester SF, SG, SG Facelift, SH, SJ, SJ Facelift1997 – 20225×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Forester SK, SK Facelift, 2018 – 20245×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Impreza G1 – G5 Facelift1992 – Present5×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Impreza GU2023 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Impreza G42011 – Present5×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Impreza Sport2011 – Present5×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Justy1984 – 1994 and 2003 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)54.1 or 59.1M12 x 1.5 or M12 x 1.25Unknown
1995 – 20034×114.3 (4×4.5)60.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Legacy1989 – 20145×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
2015 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Legacy Outback1995 – 20145×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
2014 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Levorg2014 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Outback1995 – 20145×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
2014 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru Pleo Plus2012 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)54.1M12 x 1.5Unknown
Subaru Rex1989 – 1992 and 2022 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)59.1 or 54M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Sambar Van1992 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)59.1 or 54.1M12 x 1.25 or M12 x 1.5Unknown
Subaru Sambar Truck1999 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)59.1 or 54.1M12 x 1.25 or M12 x 1.5Unknown
Subaru Solterra2022 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)60.1M14 x 1.5140
Subaru Stella2006 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)59 or 54.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru Stella Custom2006 – Present4×100 (4×3.94)59 or 54.1M12 x 1.25Unknown
Subaru WRX2015 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru WRX S42014 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru WRX STI2014 – Present5×114.3 (5×4.5)56.1M12 x 1.25120
Subaru XV2012 – Present5×100 (5×3.94)56.1M12 x 1.25120

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Convert 5×100 To 5×120 Using Wheel Adapters?

Yes, you can convert a 5×100 bolt pattern to a 5×120 bolt pattern on a vehicle using wheel adapters. They can change the spacing between the wheel’s lug holes, allowing you to install custom wheels with a different bolt pattern. However, it’s essential to ensure that the adapters are of high quality and properly installed to maintain safety and performance.

Why Does Subaru Copy Toyota?

The two brands collaborate on various projects; however, it’s inaccurate to say that Subaru copies Toyota. Collaboration allows both companies to pool resources, technology, and expertise to create better vehicles. As a result, most Subaru wheels are compatible with Toyota wheels. Although they may share some components, each brand maintains its distinct identity and design philosophy.

The Bottom Line

The lug pattern of Subaru vehicles, specifically the 5×100 configuration, is not just a technical detail but a critical aspect to consider. Subaru’s choice of this bolt pattern demonstrates its commitment to delivering vehicles that excel in various driving conditions. With many options available, carefully consider our guide to find the best fit for your needs.

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Douglas Mercer

Douglas Mercer

Automotive Service Manager

Douglas Mercer is an automotive service manager with 12-year experience at Stockton Wheel Service, Douglas excels in addressing intricate tire and wheel concerns as plating wheels, straightening bent wheels, widening stock wheels, and precisely correcting offset and back-spacing…

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