Chevrolet Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

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?

 

2004 2005 2006 2007 Chevy Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filters) Recommended oil type
LZ4 Malibu Maxx 3.5 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LZ9 Malibu Maxx SS 3.9 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LX9 Malibu 3.5 V6 3.8 l (4.02 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
L61 Malibu 2.2 16V 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30

 

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Chevy Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filters) Recommended oil type
LE5 Malibu 2.4 16V 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30
LY7 Malibu 3.6 V6 5.2 l (5.49 US Quarts) 5W-30, 10W-30

 

2013 2014 2015 Chevy Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filters) Recommended oil type
LTG Malibu 2.0 VVT Turbo 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
LUK Malibu 2.4 Ecotec VVT DI 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
LKW Malibu 2.5 VVT 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40

 

2016 2017 2018 Chevy Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filter) Recommended oil type
2.0L 4-cyl Engine LTG Turbo 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine LKN 5.3 quarts (5 liters) 5W-20, 0W-20, 0W-30
1.5L 4-cyl Engine LFV Turbo 4.2 quarts (4 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

 

2019 2020 2021 2022 Chevy Malibu Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine type Oil capacity (with filters) Recommended oil type
LFV Malibu 1.5 Ecotec Turbo 4 l (4.23 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
LKN Malibu Hybrid 1.8 Ecotec 5 l (5.28 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
LTG Malibu 2.0 VVT Turbo 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
LCV Malibu Limited 2.5 VVT 4.7 l (4.97 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40

 

How Much Oil Does a Chevy Malibu Take?

The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu with the 1.5L 4-cyl engine (engine code LFV Turbo) takes 4.2 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Honda Civic with a 2.0L 4-cyl engine (engine code LTG Turbo) takes 5 quarts (with filter) of 5W-30 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

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.

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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