Kia Rio Oil Capacity And Oil Type

Engine oil viscosity (thickness) has an effect on fuel economy and cold weather operating (starting and oil flow). Lower viscosity engine oils can provide better fuel economy and cold-weather performance, however, higher viscosity engine oils are required for satisfactory lubrication in hot weather. Using oils of any viscosity other than those recommended could result in engine damage.

When choosing an oil, consider the range of temperature your vehicle will be operated in before the next oil change.

How Much Oil Does a Kia Rio Take?

The 2022 Kia Rio with the 1.6L 4-cyl engine takes 4 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Kia Rio Oil Capacity And Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (with filter change) Oil type
Rio 1.4 3.3 l / (3.5 US qt.) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30
Rio 1.6 CVVT 3.3 l / (3.5 US qt.) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30
Rio 1.5 CRDi 5.3 l 5W-20, 5W-30

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Kia Rio Oil Capacity And Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (drain and refill) Oil type
1.6 L Gamma GDi 3.8 US qt. (3.6 l) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30
Rio 1.4 3.3 l / (3.5 US qt.) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30
Rio 1.2 CVVT 3.3 l / (3.5 US qt.) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30

 

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Kia Rio Oil Capacity And Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (drain and refill) Oil type
Gamma II 1.6L MPI 3.8 l (4.0 US quarts) 0W-20, 10W-30, 5W-30, 0W-30
Rio 1.4 CRDi 5.3 l (5 US quarts) 0W-20, 10W-30, 5W-30, 0W-30
Rio 1.2 CVVT  3.3 l / (3.5 US quarts) 10W-30, 5W-20, 5W-30

For better fuel economy, it is recommended to use the engine oil of a viscosity grade SAE 0W-20 (API Latest(ILSAC Latest) or ACEA C5). However, if the engine oil is not available in your country, select the proper engine oil using the engine oil viscosity chart.

Thomas Buck

Thomas is our expert in the field of motor oils and lubricants. He worked for more than 15 years at the dealer service station and has vast practical experience, so he gladly agreed to be the editor and co-author of our articles about motors and motor oils.

2 thoughts on “Kia Rio Oil Capacity And Oil Type

  1. Dear Thomas!

    Can I use 0w20 oil in my Kia Rio 1,25l Yb (2017) ?
    On the KIA official website offer 0w20 ACEA C2, but every KIA service in Hungary fill 5w30 Total.
    And what shoud I look for important data at any oil brand: Cx and ACEA
    Is that wrong for the that engine if the ACEA number higher for example C5 and wich oil brand do You offer.
    And shoud be the valve noise quieter at operating temperature, because now we hear any non-rhythmic valve nois when the engine reached the operating temperature.

    I’m waiting and thanks Your answare.

    Best Regards

    Attila (Hungary)

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Hello, Attila.
      You should use only 0W-20 (as the official owner’s manual recommends).
      You can use anything from ACEA C2 to ACEA C5.
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