Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity and Oil Type

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Most Hyundais have the oil type printed on the oil cap – it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, or 10W-40. Check your owner’s manual for the exact type before adding new oil if it isn’t printed on the oil cap. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Sonata.

You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself.

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine 3.0L 6-cyl engine 2.0L 4-cyl engine
Oil capacity with filter 4.2 quarts (4 liters) 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)
Oil type 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 20W-20, 20W-40, 20W-50 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 20W-20, 20W-40, 20W-50
Oil drain plug torque 26-32 ft/lbs 26-32 ft/lbs

 

1995 1996 1997 1998 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine 3.0L 6-cyl engine 2.0L 4-cyl engine
Oil capacity with filter 4.2 quarts (4 liters) 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters)
Oil type 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 20W-20, 20W-40, 20W-50 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40, 10W-50, 20W-20, 20W-40, 20W-50
Oil drain plug torque 26-32 ft/lbs 26-32 ft/lbs

 

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type
Sonata 2.0i 16V 4.2 L (4.45 quarts) 10W-30, 0W-15, 5W-30, 5W-40
G4CS Sonata 2.4i 16V 4.5 L / 0.3 L (5.1 quarts with filter) 10W-30, 0W-15, 5W-30, 5W-40
Sonata 2.7i V6 4.5 L (4.75 quarts) 10W-30, 0W-15, 5W-30, 5W-40

 

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 4.3 L (4.54 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15
Lambda Sonata 3.3 5.7 L (6.02 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type
Theta-II Turbo Sonata 2.0T GDI 4.6 L (4.86 US Quarts) / Filter: 0.4 L (0.42 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 Hybrid HEV 4.5 L (4.76 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 GDI 4.6 L (4.86 US Quarts) (yellow dipstick)
5.0 L (5.28 US Quarts) (red dipstick)/
Filter: 0.4 L (0.42 US Quarts)
5W-40, 5W-30. 5W-20 , 0W-15

 

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
Gamma Turbo Sonata 1.6 T-GDI 4.5 L (4.76 US Quarts) / Filter: 0.3 L (0.32 US Quarts) 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 6 months
Theta-II Turbo Sonata 2.0 T-GDI 4.8 L (5.07 US Quarts) / Filter capacity 0,4-0,5 Liter 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 6 months
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 GDI 4.8 L (5.07 US Quarts) / Filter capacity 0,4-0,5 Liter 5W-40, 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15 12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months
Nu Sonata Hybrid 4.1 L (4.33 US Quarts) / Filter: 0.3 L (0.32 US Quarts) 5W-40, 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-15 12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months

 

2020 2021 2022 Hyundai Sonata Engine Oil Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil Type (viscosity grade)
1.6L 4-cyl Engine Turbo 4.8 liters (5.1 quarts) 0W-20, 5W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 10W-30
2.0L 4-cyl Engine 4.3 liters (4.5 quarts) 0W-16, 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-30, 0W-20
2.5L 4-cyl Engine 5.5 liters (5.8 quarts) 0W-20, 5W-30, 5W-20, 0W-30

 

How Much Oil Does a Hyundai Sonata Take?

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata with the 1.6L 4-cyl engine takes 5.1 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 or 5W-20 synthetic oil. The Hyundai Sonata with a 2.5L 4-cyl engine takes 6.6 quarts (with filter) of 0W-30 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

The best thing to do is to consult the owner’s manual for your specific Hyundai model and speak with a Hyundai service technician. There are many factors that can affect oil change intervals, so it’s important that you confirm things with someone who knows your vehicle best.

Changing the oil in a Hyundai Sonata is a straightforward task that should be performed every 3,000 miles. The oil provides lubrication and cooling for engine components. Heat buildup can cause oil to lose its viscosity and break down. When changing the oil it is essential to replace the oil filter. An old filter can contaminate new oil and cause engine damage down the road.

That being said, we’ll use the 2018 Hyundai Sonata as an example of how long you can expect to go between oil changes. Under normal driving conditions, the Sonata requires its oil to be changed roughly every 7,500 miles. That’s with an assumption that you’re driving about 1,000 miles each month. Under more severe driving conditions, however, Coastal Hyundai suggests changing the oil on that vehicle every 3,000 miles. This same interval will likely be similar to many other Hyundai models.




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