If you’re the proud owner of a Hyundai Santa Fe, then you know that it’s important to maintain regular maintenance to ensure your vehicle’s longevity. One of the most important aspects of regular maintenance is changing your engine oil regularly.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2000. It is named after the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was introduced for the 2001 model year as Hyundai’s first SUV, released at the same time as the Ford Escape.
The Santa Fe became an instant hit and was praised for its stylish design, comfortable interior, and competitive price. It was also one of the first SUVs to offer a V6 engine option.
Since its launch, Santa Fe has been consistently one of Hyundai’s best-selling models, with over six million units sold worldwide as of 2018.
If your vehicle is still under warranty, Hyundai advises drivers to take their car to an Authorized Hyundai Dealer for an engine oil change.
2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity And Oil Type
The 2019 – 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe holds between 5.1 qt. and 6.6 qt. of oil with a filter change, depending on the engine size.
|Engine type||Engine Oil Capacity with filter||Oil Type|
|2.5L 4-cyl Engine Turbo||6.6 quarts (6.2 liters)||0W-30|
|2.5L 4-cyl Engine||5.5 quarts (5.2 liters)||0W-20, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30, 15W-40, 20W-50|
|1.6L 4-cyl Engine Turbo||5.1 quarts (4.8 liters)||0W-30|
|2.0L 4-cyl Engine Turbo||5.1 quarts (4.8 liters)||0W-30, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 15W-40, 20W-50|
|2.4L 4-cyl Engine||5.1 quarts (4.8 liters)||5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30|
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity And Oil Type
The 2013 – 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity is between 5.1 qt. and 6 qt. of oil, depending on the engine size.
|Engine||Engine Oil Capacity with filter||Oil type|
|3.3L V6 engine||6 quarts (5.7 L)||SAE 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30|
|2.4L Inline-4 Sport||5.1 quarts (4.8 liters)||5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30|
2012 – 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Change
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity And Oil Type
The 2007 – 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity is between 4.8 qt. and 5.5 qt. of oil, depending on the engine size.
|Engine||Engine Oil Capacity with filter||Oil Type|
|2.7L 6-cyl Engine||4.8 quarts (4.5 liters)||10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30|
|3.3L 6-cyl Engine||5.5 quarts (5.2 liters)||10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30|
|3.5L 6 cyl Engine||5.5 quarts (5.2 liters)||10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30|
|2.4L 4-cyl Engine||4.9 quarts (4.6 liters)||10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30|
2007 – 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Change
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity And Oil Type
The 2001 – 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Capacity is between 4.5 qt. and 4.8 qt. of oil, depending on the engine size.
|Engine type||Engine Oil Capacity with filter||Oil Type|
|3.5L 6-cyl Engine 3500cc||4.5 quarts (4.3 liters)||5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30|
|2.7L 6-cyl Engine 2656cc||4.8 quarts (4.5 liters)||5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30|
|2.7L 6-cyl Engine DOHC||4.8 quarts (4.5 liters)||5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30|
|2.4L 4-cyl Engine DOHC||4.5 quarts (4.3 liters)||5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 20W-40, 20W-50|
2001 – 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Oil Change
Motor oil lubricates and cools the internal parts of your engine. It also helps to remove contaminants and in some cases, may condition seals to extend the life of the engine. Regular oil changes are necessary to remove oil that has collected contaminants and replace it with fresh oil. Your manufacturer will specify your vehicle’s oil change interval, type, and weight.
If you have an oil leak or your engine burns oil, adding some oil between oil changes may be necessary. A low oil level will trigger your oil pressure warning light and can cause damage to your engine. When you’re ready for your next oil change, pick up oil and an oil filter from O’Reilly Auto Parts. We carry the types and weights of oil recommended for your vehicle.
How Much Oil Does a Hyundai Santa Fe Take?
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 2.5L 4-cyl turbo engine takes 5.5 quarts (with filter) of 0W-30 synthetic oil. The Hyundai Santa Fe, with a 1.6L 4-cyl turbo engine, takes 5 quarts (with filter) of 0W-30 synthetic oil. The Hyundai Santa Fe with a 2.5L 4-cyl engine takes 5.5 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.
How To Check The Oil In Your 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
The 2019 Santa Fe comes outfitted with an oil gauge that can clue you into its oil life, but if you’re looking to check it out for yourself, here’s how! (Keep in mind that you’ll need a microfiber cloth or paper towel to help out.)
- Open your hood and locate the oil dipstick; it should be denoted by either a red or yellow handle. Then pull it out.
- Taking your rag, wipe away the excess oil from your dipstick. Then stick it back into its holster.
- Wait about five minutes for the oil to collect on your dipstick, then pull it back out.
- See those lifted grooves on your dipstick? They act as a gauge so that you can see how much oil is left in your engine. If it’s getting low, you should aim to get your oil swapped out as soon as you can.
What Kind Of Oil Does A Hyundai Santa Fe Take?
The oil type for a Hyundai Santa Fe is 0W-30 synthetic oil. This can be found at your local auto parts store or dealership.
Hyundai Santa Fe Oil Change Interval
Synthetic oil typically needs to be changed every 7,500 – 10,000 miles, while Hyundai suggests that conventional oil in the 2022 Hyundai Sante Fe is changed each 3,000-5,000 miles.
What is Full Synthetic Oil?
Full synthetic oil is an engine oil designed to provide superior performance and protection compared to conventional motor oils. It is made from synthetic base stocks, which are man-made chemicals that are designed to be more stable and resistant to breakdown than natural oil molecules. Full synthetic oil also typically contains additives that further improve its performance, such as friction modifiers and anti-wear agents.
What is the Difference Between Conventional Oil and Synthetic Oil?
Conventional oil is motor oil made from natural crude oil that has been refined to meet the specifications of modern engines. It typically contains additives that improve its performance and protect against wear, but it does not have the same level of protection or stability as synthetic oil. As a result, conventional oil needs to be changed more frequently than synthetic oil.
Synthetic oil is a motor oil made from man-made chemicals that are designed to be more stable and resistant to breakdown than natural oil molecules. It typically contains additives that further improve its performance, such as friction modifiers and anti-wear agents. Synthetic oil can last longer than conventional oil, and it often provides better protection for your engine.
The information provided in this article is for general informational purposes only. The author and publisher make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability, or completeness of any information presented. The reader is advised to consult a qualified professional, such as a mechanic or dealership, before making any decisions related to their vehicle's engine oil or maintenance.