Chevy Cruze Oil Capacity And Oil Type

In 2011, the Chevrolet Cruze was Chevrolet’s most successful car worldwide. With the good mix of price, performance, and comfort, that was absolutely justified.

Its three different forms, hatchbacks, notchbacks, and station wagons, have to deal with a wide range of competitors. In the case of the compact notchback sedans – which are generally not particularly popular in our latitudes – he duels with models such as the VW Jetta, the Fiat Tipo, and the Mazda 3.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Chevy Cruze Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type
1.4L 4-cyl Engine LUJ Turbo 4 liters (4.2 quarts) 5W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine LUW Flex (2008-2012) 4.5 liters (4.8 quarts) 5W-30
1.4L 4-cyl Engine LUV Turbo 4 liters (4.2 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.0L 4-cyl Engine LUZ Diesel Turbo 4.5 liters (4.8 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine LUW Flex (2013+)  4 liters (4.2 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30


2016 2017 2018 2019 Chevy Cruze Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type
1.4L 4-cyl Engine LE2 Turbo 4 liters (4.2 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30
1.6L 4-cyl Engine LH7 Diesel Turbo 5 liters (5.3 quarts) 5W-30, 0W-30

How Much Oil Does a Chevy Cruze Take?

The 2019 Chevy Cruze with the 1.4L 4-cyl engine (engine code LE2 Turbo) takes 4.2 quarts (with filter) of 0W-30 or 5W-30 synthetic oil. The Chevy Cruze with a 1.6L 4-cyl engine (engine code LH7 Diesel Turbo) takes 5.3 quarts (with filter) of 0W-30 or 5W-30 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

In the case of the hatchback sedans, he primarily deals with the compact class sizes, such as the VW Golf, Audi A3, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and the Opel Astra BMW 1 Series or the Kia Ceed. Other interesting competitors are the Skoda Fabia, the Seat Leon, and the Renault Clio.

We encounter models such as the Seat Leon, the Kia Ceed, the Hyundai i30, and the Golf Variant compared to other station wagons. A little higher up, older models of the Audi A4 Avant could also be of interest.

Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil Flushes

Add nothing to the oil. Only oils that have passed the Dexos test and bear the Dexos certification mark provide optimum performance and engine protection.

Flushes of the engine oil system are not advised and may result in engine damage that isn’t covered by the vehicle warranty. Only use engine oil that is certified to the dexos1 specification or has an equivalent SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco’s dexos1 Synthetic Blend is suggested.

Oil Change Intervals

When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON DIC alert or Code 82 DIC message appears, have the engine oil and filter changed as soon as possible. If driven under optimum conditions, the engine oil life system may not indicate a need for vehicle service for more than a year.

The engine oil and filter must be replaced at least once a year, and the oil life system must be reset. A qualified dealer technician may only complete this work. If the engine oil life system is inadvertently reset, have your car serviced within 5 000 km/3,000 miles since your last service. When changing the oil, reset the oil life system.

 What To Do With Used Oil

Engine oil is not just damaging to your engine; it’s also hazardous to your health. Do not allow used oil to remain on your skin for extended periods. Cleanse your skin and nails with soap and water or a high-quality hand cleanser. Wash or properly dispose of clothing or rags tainted with used engine oil. Check the manufacturer’s warnings regarding the use and disposal of oil products.

Oil is a toxic by-product of oil production that may pollute the environment. Before getting rid of old oil, make sure to empty all of the old oil from the filter. Never put used oil down your sink or on the ground, into sewers, or into streams or bodies of water. Take it to a recycler who gathers used oil instead.

Thomas Buck

Thomas is our expert in the field of motor oils and lubricants. He worked for more than 15 years at the dealer service station and has vast practical experience, so he gladly agreed to be the editor and co-author of our articles about motors and motor oils.

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