Hyundai Sonata Oil Capacity


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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. If it isn’t printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. 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.

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Hyundai Sonata oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
Sonata 2.0i 16V 4.2 L

10W-30

0W-15

5W-30

5W-40

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
G4CS Sonata 2.4i 16V 4.5 L / 0.3 L

10W-30

0W-15

5W-30

5W-40

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months
Sonata 2.7i V6 4.5 L

10W-30

0W-15

5W-30

5W-40

15,000 km (9,000 miles) / 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Hyundai Sonata 1998-2005

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 17 mm Socket 
  9. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  10. Oil Drain Plug 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Best Motor Oil for Hyundai Sonata
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    Castrol 03093 GTX 10W-30 Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Superior protection against engine sludge* *As measured in the Sequence VG Sludge test
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 2
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, SN Plus, Full Synthetic, 10W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (10W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 3
    Pennzoil Conventional 10W-30 Motor Oil (5-Quart, Single-Pack)
    Contains an active cleansing technology to help clean out sludge lesser motor oils leave behind
    $17.47

2006 2007 2008 2009 Hyundai Sonata oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 4.3 L (4.54 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a

5W-30

5W-20

0W-15

12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months
Lambda Sonata 3.3 5.7 L (6.02 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a

5W-30

5W-20

0W-15

12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months

How to do an oil change in Hyundai Sonata 2006-2009

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 17 mm Socket 
  9. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  10. Oil Drain Plug 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Best Motor Oil for Hyundai Sonata
    SaleBestseller No. 1
    Castrol 03093 GTX 10W-30 Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Superior protection against engine sludge* *As measured in the Sequence VG Sludge test
    $18.92
    Bestseller No. 2
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, SN Plus, Full Synthetic, 10W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (10W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 3
    Pennzoil Conventional 10W-30 Motor Oil (5-Quart, Single-Pack)
    Contains an active cleansing technology to help clean out sludge lesser motor oils leave behind
    $17.47

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Hyundai SOnata oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
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

8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 6 months
Theta-II Sonata 2.4 Hybrid HEV 4.5 L (4.76 US Quarts) / Filter: n/a

5W-30

5W-20

0W-15

12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months
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-5

0W-15

12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months

How to change the engine oil and replace the oil filter in Hyundai Sonata 2010-2014

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 17 mm Socket 
  9. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  10. Oil Drain Plug 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Best Motor Oil for Hyundai Sonata
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Hyundai Sonata oil capacity

2019 hyundai sonata 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-5

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-5

0W-15

12,000 km (7 500 miles) or 6 months

How to change the motor oil in Hyundai Sonata 2015-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Oil Filter Wrench 
  7. Oil Funnel 
  8. 17 mm Socket 
  9. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  10. Oil Drain Plug 
  11. Oil Filter 
  12. Best Motor Oil for Hyundai Sonata
    Bestseller No. 1
    AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil, Full Synthetic, SN Plus, dexos1-Gen2, 5W-30, 5 Quart
    High-mileage full-synthetic motor oil (5W-30, 5 quart); offers higher level of protection for engines over 75,000 miles and longer drain intervals
    $24.99
    Bestseller No. 2
    Bestseller No. 3
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $16.97

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 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.

Last update on 2019-11-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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