Ford Escape Engine Oil Capacity, Specs and Change Info

ford escape oil change

Do not use supplemental engine oil additives because they are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that may not be covered by the vehicle Warranty.

Maintenance messages:

  • Low Engine Oil Pressure – Stop your vehicle as soon as safely possible, turn off the engine. Check the oil level. If the warning stays on or continues to come on with your engine running, contact an authorized dealer as soon as possible.
  • Change Engine Oil Soon – The engine oil life remaining is 10% or less.
  • Oil Change Required – The oil life left reaches 0%.


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Ford Escape

EngineOil typeOil capacity with filter
2.3L I4SAE 5W-204.5 quarts (4.25L)
3.0L DOHC V6 DuratecSAE 5W-206.0 quarts (5.7L)

How to change the motor oil in 2001-2007 Ford Escape


2.3L I4 engine


3.0L DOHC V6 Duratec engine


Checking the engine oil

  1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground.
  2. Turn the engine off and wait a few minutes for the oil to drain into the oil pan.
  3. Set the parking brake and ensure the gearshift is securely latched in P (Park) (automatic transmissions) or 1 (First) (manual transmissions).
  4. Open the hood. Protect yourself from engine heat.
  5. Locate and carefully remove the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
  6. Wipe the indicator clean. Insert the indicator fully, then remove it again.
  • If the oil level is within the MIN and MAX marks or the lower and upper holes, the oil level is acceptable. DO NOT ADD OIL.
  • If the oil level is below the MIN mark or the lower hole, engine oil must be added to raise the level within the normal operating range.
  • If required, add engine oil to the engine. Refer to Adding engine oil in this chapter.
  • Do not overfill the engine with oil. Oil levels above the MAX mark or upper hole may cause engine damage. If the engine is overfilled, some oil must be removed from the engine by an authorized dealer.

Put the indicator back in and ensure it is fully seated.


Adding engine oil

  1. Check the engine oil. For instructions, refer to Checking the engine oil in this chapter.
  2. If the engine oil level is not within the normal range, add only certified engine oil of the recommended viscosity. Remove the engine oil filler cap and use a funnel to pour the engine oil into the opening.
  3. Recheck the engine oil level. Make sure the oil level is not above the MAX or FULL mark on the engine oil level indicator (dipstick).
  4. Install the indicator and ensure it is fully seated.
  5. Fully install the engine oil filler cap by turning the filler cap clockwise 1/4 of a turn until it is seated.

To avoid possible oil loss, DO NOT operate the vehicle with the engine oil level indicator and/or the engine oil filler cap removed.


Engine oil and filter recommendations


Use SAE 5W-20 engine oil.

Only use oils “Certified For Gasoline Engines” by the American Petroleum Institute (API). An oil with this trademark symbol conforms to the current engine and emission system protection standards and fuel economy requirements of the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), comprised of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers.

To protect your engine’s warranty use Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 or an equivalent 5W-20 oil meeting Ford specification WSS-M2C930-A. SAE 5W-20 oil provides optimum fuel economy and durability performance meeting all requirements for your vehicle’s engine.

Do not use supplemental engine oil additives, cleaners or other engine treatments. They are unnecessary and could lead to engine damage that is not covered by Ford warranty.

Ford production and aftermarket (Motorcraft) oil filters are designed for added engine protection and long life. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced. It is recommended you use the appropriate Motorcraft oil filter (or another brand meeting Ford specifications) for your engine application.


2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Ford Escape

EngineOil typeOil capacity with filter
2.5L I4SAE 5W-205.3 quarts (5.0L)
3.0L V6SAE 5W-206.0 quarts (5.7L)

Engine oil change intervals: do not exceed one year or 10,000 miles (16,000 km)

2008-2012 Ford Escape motor oil change

2.5L I4 engine


3.0L V6 engine


2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Ford Escape

EngineOil type Oil capacity with filter
1.5L EcoBoost

SAE 5W-20

SAE 0W-20

4.3 qt (4.1 L)
2.0L EcoBoost

SAE 5W-30

SAE 0W-30

5.7 qt (5.4 L)

SAE 5W-20

SAE 0W-20

5.7 qt (5.4 L)

When to Expect the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED Message: 7,500–10,000 mi (12,000–16,000 km)


How to change the engine oil in Ford Escape 2013-2019

1.5L EcoBoost engine



2.0L EcoBoost engine


2.5L  engine


2020 Ford Escape

EngineOil typeOil capacity with filter
1.5L EcoBoost

SAE 5W-20

SAE 5W-30

5.3 qt (5.05 L)
2.0L EcoBoost

SAE 5W-30

SAE 0W-30

5.5 qt (5.2 L)
2.5L, HybridSAE 0W-205.7 qt (5.4 L)

What is the engine oil change service interval? – Change the engine oil every 10,000 mi (16,000 km) or once per year under normal operating conditions.


Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor™

Your vehicle has an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that determines when you should change the engine oil based on how you use your vehicle. By using several important factors in its calculations, the monitor helps reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduces environmental waste at the same time.


Economical driving

Your fuel economy is affected by several things, such as how you drive, the conditions you drive under, and how you maintain your vehicle.

You may improve your fuel economy by keeping these things in mind:

  • Accelerate and slow down in a smooth, moderate fashion.
  • Drive at steady speeds without stopping.
  • Anticipate stops; slowing down may eliminate the need to stop.
  • Combine errands and minimize stop-and-go driving.
  • Close the windows for high-speed driving.
  • Drive at reasonable speeds (traveling at 55 mph [88 km/h] uses 15% less fuel than traveling at 65 mph [105 km/h]).
  • Keep the tires properly inflated and use only the recommended size.
  • Use the recommended engine oil.
  • Perform all regularly scheduled maintenance.


Avoid these actions; they reduce your fuel economy:

  • Sudden accelerations or hard accelerations.
  • Revving the engine before turning it off.
  • Idle for periods longer than one minute.
  • Warm-up your vehicle on cold mornings.
  • Use the air conditioner or front defroster.
  • Use the speed control in hilly terrain.
  • Rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving.
  • Drive a heavily loaded vehicle or tow a trailer.
  • Carry unnecessary weight (approximately 1 mpg [0.4 km/L] is lost for every 400 lb [180 kilograms] of weight carried).
  • Driving with the wheels out of alignment.

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