Chevy Cruze Engine Oil Capacity and Change Intervals

chevy cruze engine oil capacity

To ensure proper engine performance and long life, careful attention must be paid to engine oil.

Failure to use the recommended engine oil or equivalent can result in engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty.

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Chevy Cruze

EngineOil capacityOil type (viscosity)
1.4L L4 Enginewith filter 4.0 L (4.25 qt)SAE 5W-30
1.8L L4 Enginewith filter 4.0 L (4.25 qt)SAE 5W-30

How to change the motor oil in Chevrolet Cruze 2008-2016

 

1.4L L4 Engine Oil Change

 

Motor oil:

Bestseller No. 1
Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Superior detergency that helps prevent deposit build up; Superior oil burn off protection versus leading conventional oils
$16.97
Bestseller No. 2
Valvoline 782256 MaxLife SAE 5W-30 High Mileage Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Maximizes the life of engines over 75, 000 miles; Thicker anti-wear film protects against friction
$16.97
Bestseller No. 3
Castrol 03084C Edge 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure; Titanium strong for maximum engine performance
$22.38

Oil filter:

Sale
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
753 Reviews
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
  • Equipped with 98% multi-pass filtering efficiency at 25-30 microns for excellent filtering capabilities
  • Has a cellulose media that traps particles 1/3 the width of human hair to help ensure a clean supply of oil to engine components
  • Has a burst-strength five times greater than most engine oil operating pressures after the oil reaches operating temperatures (as long as the normal engine oil operating pressure is not greater than 51psi), for enhanced durability
  • Meets application coverage for 98% of all cars, light duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles, both foreign and domestic, to fit a wide range of vehicles
  • Some ACDelco GM Original Equipment parts may have formerly appeared as GM Genuine Parts (OE) or ACDelco Professional

 

1.8L L4 Engine Oil Change

Motor oil:

Bestseller No. 1
Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Superior detergency that helps prevent deposit build up; Superior oil burn off protection versus leading conventional oils
$16.97
Bestseller No. 2
Valvoline 782256 MaxLife SAE 5W-30 High Mileage Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Maximizes the life of engines over 75, 000 miles; Thicker anti-wear film protects against friction
$16.97
Bestseller No. 3
Castrol 03084C Edge 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure; Titanium strong for maximum engine performance
$22.38

Oil filter:

Sale
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
753 Reviews
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
  • Equipped with 98% multi-pass filtering efficiency at 25-30 microns for excellent filtering capabilities
  • Has a cellulose media that traps particles 1/3 the width of human hair to help ensure a clean supply of oil to engine components
  • Has a burst-strength five times greater than most engine oil operating pressures after the oil reaches operating temperatures (as long as the normal engine oil operating pressure is not greater than 51psi), for enhanced durability
  • Meets application coverage for 98% of all cars, light duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles, both foreign and domestic, to fit a wide range of vehicles
  • Some ACDelco GM Original Equipment parts may have formerly appeared as GM Genuine Parts (OE) or ACDelco Professional

 

2017 2018 2019 2020 Chevy Cruze

EngineOil capacityOil type (viscosity)
1.4L L4 Engine (LE2)with filter 4.0 L (4.20 qt)SAE 0W-20
1.6L L4 Diesel Engine (LH7)with filter 5.0 L (5.30 qt)

SAE 5W-30

SAE 0W-40

How to change the motor oil in Chevrolet Cruze 2017-2020

 

1.4L L4 Engine (LE2) oil change

Motor oil:

Bestseller No. 1
Castrol 03060 GTX MAGNATEC 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, Green, 5 Quart
-Dramatically reduce engine wear; -Superior wear protection on critical engine parts; -Unsurpassed level of protection against viscosity breakdown
$19.96
Bestseller No. 2
AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil - 0W-20 - 5 Quart
Formulated for longer drain intervals; Helps prevent build up that can cause rust and corrosion
$22.99
Bestseller No. 3
Valvoline - 881150-EA Advanced Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT
Excellent engine cleanliness through superior sludge and varnish protection; Helps maintain fuel efficiency
$35.31

Oil filter:

Sale
Bosch 3334 Premium FILTECH Oil Filter for Select Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet + More
368 Reviews
Bosch 3334 Premium FILTECH Oil Filter for Select Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet + More
  • Bosch recommends the use of Castrol motor oil
  • Exclusive FILTECH media technology screens out more harmful contaminants for greater engine protection
  • Strong steel base plates and housings prevent warpage, leaks, and poor fit
  • Silicone anti-drainback valve ensures a supply of clean oil when the vehicle is started
  • High lubricity gasket design provides a tight seal, yet allows for easy removal

 

1.6L L4 Diesel Engine (LH7) oil change

Motor oil:

Bestseller No. 1
Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Superior detergency that helps prevent deposit build up; Superior oil burn off protection versus leading conventional oils
$16.97
Bestseller No. 2
Valvoline 782256 MaxLife SAE 5W-30 High Mileage Motor Oil - 5 Quart
Maximizes the life of engines over 75, 000 miles; Thicker anti-wear film protects against friction
$16.97
Bestseller No. 3
Castrol 03084C Edge 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure; Titanium strong for maximum engine performance
$22.38

Oil filter:

Sale
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
753 Reviews
ACDelco GM Original Equipment PF2257G Engine Oil Filter and Cap Seal (O-Ring) (Use with Cap Marked HENGST)
  • Equipped with 98% multi-pass filtering efficiency at 25-30 microns for excellent filtering capabilities
  • Has a cellulose media that traps particles 1/3 the width of human hair to help ensure a clean supply of oil to engine components
  • Has a burst-strength five times greater than most engine oil operating pressures after the oil reaches operating temperatures (as long as the normal engine oil operating pressure is not greater than 51psi), for enhanced durability
  • Meets application coverage for 98% of all cars, light duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles, both foreign and domestic, to fit a wide range of vehicles
  • Some ACDelco GM Original Equipment parts may have formerly appeared as GM Genuine Parts (OE) or ACDelco Professional

 

Engine Oil Life System:

The engine oil life system calculates engine oil life based on vehicle use and displays the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON DIC message or Code 82 DIC message when it is necessary to change the engine oil and filter.

Remember, the Oil Life display must be reset after each oil change. It will not reset itself. Also, be careful not to reset the Oil Life display accidentally at any time other than when the oil has just been changed. It cannot be reset accurately until the next oil change. To reset the engine oil life system press the SET button while the Oil Life display is active.

Engine Oil Additives/Engine Oil Flushes:

Do not add anything to the oil. The recommended oils with the dexos specification and displaying the dexos certification mark are all that is needed for good performance and engine protection.

Engine oil system flushes are not recommended and could cause engine damage not covered by the vehicle warranty.

Use only engine oil licensed to the dexos1 specification, or equivalent, of the proper SAE viscosity grade. ACDelco dexos1 Synthetic Blend is recommended.

Oil Change Intervals:

When the CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON DIC message or Code 82 DIC message displays, have the engine oil and filter changed within the next 1 000 km/600 mi. If driven under the best conditions, the engine oil life system might not indicate the need for vehicle service for more than a year.

The engine oil and filter must be changed at least once a year and the oil life system must be reset. Your trained dealer technician can perform this work. If the engine oil life system is reset accidentally, service the vehicle within 5 000 km/3,000 mi since the last service. Reset the oil life system when the oil is changed.

  • Used engine oil contains potentially harmful contaminants which may cause skin disorders such as inflammation or skin cancer, so care should be taken to avoid prolonged and repeated contact. To remove used engine oil from your skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Dispose of used oil and filters only in a safe and acceptable manner. Do not dispose of used oil and filters in household trash, in sewers or onto the ground. Call your Toyota dealer, service station or auto parts store for information concerning recycling or disposal.
  • Do not leave used engine oil within the reach of children.
Check the oil level on regular basis.
  • Be careful not to spill engine oil on the vehicle components.
  • Avoid overfilling, as the engine could be damaged.
  • Check the oil level on the dipstick every time you refill the vehicle.
  • Be sure the engine oil filler cap is properly tightened.
Do not overfill the engine oil. This may cause engine damage.

Last update on 2020-10-29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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