Chevrolet Malibu Oil Capacity


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Oil is the lifeline to keep vehicle engines working properly and efficiently. The good news is oil changes are pretty simple. So why not DIY it?

Learn how to change the oil in a Chevrolet Malibu with this step-by-step video.

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Chevrolet Malibu oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LZ4 Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LZ9 Malibu Maxx SS 3.9 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LX9 Malibu 3.5 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months
L61 Malibu 2.2 16V 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil and replace the oil filter in Chevy Malibu 2004-2008

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 13 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Malibu
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

    SaleBestseller No. 1
    Castrol 03093 GTX 10W-30 Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Superior protection against engine sludge* *As measured in the Sequence VG Sludge test
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 2
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, SN Plus, Full Synthetic, 10W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (10W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 3
    Pennzoil Conventional 10W-30 Motor Oil (5-Quart, Single-Pack)
    Contains an active cleansing technology to help clean out sludge lesser motor oils leave behind
    $17.47

2009 2010 2011 2012 Chevrolet Malibu oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LE5 Malibu 2.4 16V 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LY7 Malibu 3.6 V6 5.2 l (5.49 US Quarts)

5W-30

10W-30

10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to do an oil change in Chevy Malibu 2009-2012

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Malibu
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97
    Bestseller No. 4
    Castrol 03084 EDGE 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure
    $24.97
    Bestseller No. 5

2013 2014 2015 2016 Chevy Malibu oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LTG Malibu 2.0 VVT Turbo 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LUK Malibu 2.4 Ecotec VVT DI 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LKW Malibu 2.5 VVT 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Chevrolet Malibu 2013-2016

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Malibu
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97
    Bestseller No. 4
    Castrol 03084 EDGE 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure
    $24.97
    Bestseller No. 5

2017 2018 2019 2020 Chevy Malibu oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity (liters) Recommended oil type Oil change interval, km (miles)
LFV Malibu 1.5 Ecotec Turbo 4 l (4.23 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LKN Malibu Hybrid 1.8 Ecotec 5 l (5.28 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LTG Malibu 2.0 VVT Turbo 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months
LCV Malibu Limited 2.5 VVT 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10000 (6000) or 12 months

How to change the engine oil in Chevrolet Malibu 2017-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 15 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Chevrolet Malibu
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $19.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97
    Bestseller No. 4
    Castrol 03084 EDGE 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure
    $24.97
    Bestseller No. 5

Regular oil changes can help improve the performance and fuel economy of your Chevrolet car, truck, or SUV. Many older-model Chevrolet vehicles, including those manufactured without or before the creation of the Oil Life Monitoring System, require oil changes at 4,000-mile intervals.

However, thanks to advances in engine technologies, newer models have a much longer range between oil changes. Always refer to your Chevrolet vehicle Owner’s Manual for oil-change intervals for your specific vehicle.

Certified Service technicians at your Chevrolet dealer are expertly trained to understand how your vehicle uses its oil and how it monitors oil life. An oil change from a Certified Service technician not only gives you great service, convenience, and a great price, but you also get the added value of their expertise on your Chevrolet vehicle.

Last update on 2019-11-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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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