GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity




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GMC Terrain is a mid-size crossover SUV that was first introduced in 2010. It was GMC’s first entry into the crossover market, and it has been very successful. The GMC Terrain is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and there is one engine option: a 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine.

The GMC Terrain also comes in several different trim levels, so there is sure to be one that fits your needs.

Many GMC Terrain owners have one question: “what is the oil capacity?” In this article, we will answer that question and tell you how to check the oil level in your GMC Terrain.

2022 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

The 2022 GMC Terrain has an oil capacity of 5.3 quarts in the AWD version, and 4.2 quarts in the FWD version.

Engine 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine
Oil capacity with filter change AWD: 5.3 quarts (5 liters)
FWD: 4.2 quarts (4 liters)
Oil type 0W-20
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs

2021 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine
Oil capacity with filter change AWD: 5.3 quarts (5 liters)
FWD: 4.2 quarts (4 liters)
Oil type 0W-20
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs

2020 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine 2.0L 4-cyl LTG Turbo engine
Oil capacity with filter change AWD: 5.3 quarts (5 liters)
FWD: 4.2 quarts (4 liters)
AWD: 6 quarts (5.7 liters)
FWD: 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
Oil type 0W-20 5W-30, 0W-30
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs

2019 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine 2.0L 4-cyl LTG Turbo engine 1.6L LH7 Turbo Diesel
Oil capacity with filter change AWD: 5.3 quarts (5 liters)
FWD: 4.2 quarts (4 liters)
AWD: 6 quarts (5.7 liters)
FWD: 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
5.3 quarts (5 liters)
Oil type 0W-20 5W-30, 0W-30 5W-30, 0W-40
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs

2018 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 1.5L 4-cyl ELYX Turbo engine 2.0L 4-cyl LTG Turbo engine 1.6L LH7 Turbo Diesel
Oil capacity with filter change AWD: 5.3 quarts (5 liters)
FWD: 4.2 quarts (4 liters)
AWD: 6 quarts (5.7 liters)
FWD: 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
5.3 quarts (5 liters)
Oil type 0W-20 5W-30, 0W-30 5W-30, 0W-40
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs

2017 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX Flex engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2016 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2015 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX Flex engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2014 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX Flex engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2013 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX Flex engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.6L 6-cyl LFX engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2012 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine type Oil capacity with filter Oil type
2.4L 4-cyl LEA Flex engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
2.4L 4-cyl LEA engine 5 quarts (4.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.0L 6-cyl LFW Flex engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30
3.0L 6-cyl LFW engine 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5W-30, 0W-30

2011 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 3.0L 6-cyl LFW Flex engine 2.4L 4-cyl LAF engine
Oil capacity with filter change 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
Oil type 5W-30, 0W-30 5W-30, 0W-30
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs

2010 GMC Terrain Engine Oil Capacity

Engine 3.0L 6-cyl LF1 Flex engine 2.4L 4-cyl LAF engine
Oil capacity with filter change 6 quarts (5.7 liters) 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
Oil type 5W-30, 0W-30 5W-30, 0W-30
Drain plug torque 18 ft/lbs 18 ft/lbs

To check the oil level, GMC recommends that you do the following:

  • Park the vehicle on a level surface and turn off the engine.
  • Wait a few minutes for the oil to settle, then remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a lint-free cloth or paper towel.
  • Insert the dipstick all the way back into its socket, then pull it out again and check the level.
  • If your GMC Terrain is low on oil, add only enough to bring it up to the “full” mark on the dipstick. Do not overfill it!
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