Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Oil changes are one of your Hyundai’s most common routine services, and they’re one of the most important. Your Elantra needs the right amount of oil for its engine to run properly. Unfortunately, it also needs the right type of oil. Find out what Hyundai Elantra oil you need for your sedan before your next DIY oil change.

When it comes to your Hyundai Elantra oil type, there are two options: conventional and synthetic. Conventional oil is unrefined crude oil. It’s more affordable than synthetic oil, but it requires you to get oil changes more frequently — every 3,000 miles.

Synthetic oil starts out the same as conventional, but it undergoes a refinement process to remove any impurities. It’s then mixed with additives to help you adapt better to newer engine technologies. While synthetic oil is more costly, it’s the better option if you want it to last longer. With this option, you only need to change your Hyundai Elantra oil every 6000 to 7500 miles because it breaks down at a slower rate.

 

2006 2007 2008 2009 Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type
Beta Elantra 2.0 4 l (4.23 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a 5W-20, 5W-30

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended Oil Type
Nu Elantra 1.8 MPI 4 l (4.23 US Quarts) / Filter: 0.3 l (0.32 US Quarts) 5W-20, 5W-30
Nu Elantra 2.0 GD 4 l (4.23 US Quarts) / Filter: 0.3 l (0.32 US Quarts) 5W-20, 5W-30
Gamma Elantra Coupé 1.6 MPI 3.3l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 MPI;
3.6l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 GDI;
4.5l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 T-GDI
0W-30, 5W-30

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine  Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended Oil Type
Nu Elantra 2.0 MPI 4 l (4.23 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a 5W-20, 5W-30
Gamma Elantra Coupé 1.6 MPI 3.3l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 MPI;
3.6l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 GDI;
4.5l (0.3l – oil filter) – 1.6 T-GDI
0W-30, 5W-30
Kappa 1.4 4.2l (0.4l – oil filter) 5W-30

 

2020 2021 2022 Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil Type (viscosity grade)
1.6L 4-cyl Engine Turbo 4.8 liters (5.1 quarts) 0W-20
1.6L 4-cyl Engine 3.8 liters (4 quarts) 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30
2.0L 4-cyl Engine 4.3 liters (4.5 quarts) 0W-20, 5W-30

 

How Much Oil Does a Hyundai Elantra Take

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra with the 1.6L 4-cyl engine takes 5.1 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Hyundai Elantra with a 2.0L 4-cyl engine takes 4.5 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 or 5W-30 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

 

What Kind of Oil Does a Hyundai Elantra Use?

5W-20 or 5W-30 engine oil should be used in the 2014 Hyundai Elantra at all times, according to Hyundai. If your next scheduled oil change isn’t until 0 degrees F or colder, you may use 10W-30 oil instead. In addition, regardless of type, you can put any of your Elantras on regular or synthetic oil without changing viscosity.

Dan Hoffman

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4 thoughts on “Hyundai Elantra Oil Capacity and Oil Type

  1. You have a typo in your first paragraph stating you use a 0w-20 in the 2.0L when in fact it is 5w-20 as is stated in your second paragraph.

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      2014-2020 2.0l Elantra requires 5W-20 oil, while the 2021 2.0l Elantra – 0W-20

  2. Brendan M says:

    How much oil is needed for a dry fill (after engine swap.. ie dry fill) in a 2015 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8 L Nu Engine. My records show 4.23 Q for a wet fill (oil changes).. but I can’t figure out the dry fill requirement stated in the book.

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      It is 4.5 liters (4.8 quarts) of oil for a dry fill.

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