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2005-2022 Chevy Equinox Oil Capacity Free Lookup

Equinox oil capacity varies vehicle to vehicle, year to year, and weather to weather.

For example, an Equinox with a 3.4L V6 engine takes 4.5 quarts of 5W-30 oil at all temperatures, while the 2008 model with the 3.6-liter V6 engine takes 5.5 quarts.

In this post, I will cover all Chevy Equinox models made from 2005 to 2022 with their oil capacity and oil type.

You can look it up right below:

2005-2022 Chevy Equinox Oil Capacity and Oil Type Lookup

Select “Year” then Select “Engine Size” to find the oil capacity and oil type for your vehicle.

To Reset, click on the values shown below the filter.

Leave a comment (at the end of the post) if you cannot find yours.

YearEngine SizeOil
Capacity
Oil Viscosity
(Type)
2005Equinox 3.4L V6 [F]4.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Above 0°F:10W-30
2006Equinox 3.4L V6 [F]4.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Above 0°F:10W-30
2007Equinox 3.4L V6 [F]4.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2008Equinox 3.4L V6 [F]4.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2008Equinox 3.6L V6 [7]5.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2009Equinox 3.4L V6 [F]4.5 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2009Equinox 3.6L V6 [7]5.5 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2010Equinox 2.4L V4 [W]5 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2010Equinox 3.0L V6 [Y]6 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2011Equinox 2.4L V4 [C]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2011Equinox 3.0L V6 [5]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2012Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2012Equinox 3.0L V6 [5]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2013Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2013Equinox 3.0L V6 [3] LFX 3 FLEX6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2013Equinox 3.0L V6 [3] LFX I6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2014Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2014Equinox 3.0L V6 [3] LFX 3 FLEX6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2014Equinox 3.0L V6 [3] LFX I6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2015Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2015Equinox 3.0L V6 [3]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2016Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2016Equinox 3.0L V6 [3]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2017Equinox 2.4L V4 [K]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2017Equinox 3.0L V6 [3]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2018Equinox 1.5L V4 [V]AWD: 5.3 quarts
FWD: 4.2 quarts
All TEMPS: 0W-20
2018Equinox 1.6L V4 [U]5.3 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-40
2018Equinox 2.0L V4 [X]AWD: 6 quarts
FWD: 5 quarts
All TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2019Equinox 1.5L V4 [V]AWD: 5.3 quarts
FWD: 4.2 quarts
All TEMPS: 0W-20
2019Equinox 1.6L V4 [U]5.3 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-40
2019Equinox 2.0L V4 [X]AWD: 6 quarts
FWD: 5 quarts
All TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2020Equinox 1.5L V4 [V]AWD: 5.3 quarts
FWD: 4.2 quarts
All TEMPS: 0W-20
2020Equinox 2.0L V4 [X]AWD: 6 quarts
FWD: 5 quarts
All TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2021Equinox 1.5L V4 [V]AWD: 5.3 quarts
FWD: 4.2 quarts
All TEMPS: 0W-20
2022Equinox 1.5L V4 [V]AWD: 5.3 quarts
FWD: 4.2 quarts
All TEMPS: 0W-20
Chevy Equinox Oil Capacity and Oil Type
The best oil that will work well with your Chevy Equinox engine is 5W-30 or 10W-30

Oil Types and Suitable Oil Viscosity for Chevy Equinox

The Chevy Equinox was first introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year.

It comes in standard front-wheel drive with the optional all-wheel-drive feature.

Understanding the suitable oil type for your Chevy Equinox model is important.

To do this, you will have to consider many things, like the model year of your SUV and its engine.

The best oil that will work well with your Chevy Equinox engine is 5W-30 or 10W-30.

We recommend that you get the Mobil 1 5W-30.

Another essential aspect you should take note of is the oil viscosity you will be using for your vehicle.

Many people do not understand oil viscosity, which is one reason they do not consider it when buying oil for their Equinox engine.

Oil viscosity refers to the extent of oil flow under a particular temperature.

It shows that some engine oils are lighter, while some are thicker during high or low temperatures.

Different Equinox models come with different engine types, so you must consider the engine before choosing a suitable oil viscosity.

The best oil viscosity you could consider for your Chevy SUV is 5W-30.

This oil viscosity performs great in high and low temperatures, which will be perfect for your engine.

2005-2009 Equinox Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Chevy Equinox models from 2005 to 2009 are considered the first generation.

This generation of Chevy Equinox uses two types of engines, which are the 3.4-liter V6 and the 3.6-liter V6.

The 3.4L V6 engine can produce about 185 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. On the other hand, a 3.6-liter V6 engine can produce up to 265 horsepower at 6,500 rpm.

The 2008 and 2009 models brought about the use of a 3.6-liter V6 engine, which introduced the sports model.

The first generation of the Chevy Equinox has an oil capacity of 4.5 quarts for the 3.4L engine and 5.5 quarts for the 3.6-liter engine.

The recommended oil viscosity for this generation is SAE 0W-30 during temperatures below -20oF and 5W-30 for all temperatures.

These viscosities are perfect for extremely low temperatures and also meet the original requirements for the engine.

Consider other components that may be affected by oil change, such as the oil filter.

We recommend that you use Mobil 1 5W-30.

2010-2017 Equinox Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The 2010 Chevy Equinox model brought about the second generation of this vehicle.

It was introduced in 2009, and the 2017 model marked the end of the second generation.

Just like the 2008 and 2009 models, this generation offered two versions: the standard and sports versions. 

The standard second-generation Equinox uses a 2.4-liter V4 engine, which could produce about 182 horsepower at 6,700 rpm.

On the other hand, its sports version uses a 3.0-liter V6, which can produce around 264 horsepower. 

The 2010-2017 2.4L V4 Chevy Equinox has an oil capacity of 5 quarts. Its 3.0L V6 engine has an oil capacity of 6 quarts.

A suitable oil viscosity for these engines is the 0W-30 when the temperature is below -20oF.

During temperatures above -20oF, use 5W-30.

We also recommend that you use the Mobil 1 5W-30.

2018-2022 Equinox Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The third generation of the Equinox SUV was introduced in 2017 with the 2018 model. It offered a much smaller and more compact SUV when compared to previous generations.

This generation comes with three different engine types, including the 1.5-liter turbocharged V4 engine, which can produce up to 170 horsepower.

The second engine type is a 2-liter V6 engine, which produces up to 252 horsepower.

The last engine is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V4 engine that can produce 136 horsepower.

The 2018-2022 1.5-liter V4 Chevy Equinox requires about 5.3 quarts for all-wheel drive and 4.2 quarts for front-wheel drive.

A 2-liter V6 Chevy Equinox has a capacity of 6 quarts for AWD and 5 quarts for FWD.

Finally, the 1.6-liter V4 diesel engine’s oil capacity is 5.3 quarts.

Final Thoughts

To have a Chevy Equinox in good condition, you should consider the various oil types used for your Chevy Equinox.

It will put you on the right track to having a long-lasting engine.

Remember that this SUV has different models, which come with different engine types.

These engine types also require different oil types and viscosities.

If your vehicle was not mentioned and you need more information you can leave a comment and we will get back to you.

Author

  • Randy Worner

    My name is Randy Worner and I am the founder of chevygeek.com. I have been working on cars and trucks for almost 45 years. For the last 36 years I have taught Automotive / Diesel Technology classes for UTI, Snap On Tools, Chrysler, Pepboys, Lone Star College, NAPA and TBC Corporation. I also own a technical writing company known as Supreme Technical Services. It is ASE Gold Seal certified and Blue Seal Certified Author of auto/truck repair information.

2 thoughts on “2005-2022 Chevy Equinox Oil Capacity Free Lookup”

  1. I have a 2005 Chevy Equinox AWD. This pass week I had an oil change (conventional oil) at Valvoline. They noted that prior the oil change it was “sludgy”, an engine oil leak, and transmission fluid leak; not pin pointing the location(s) of the leaks. Other than that the car runs good. I learned of Valvoline’s services: – Transmission flush, Fuel System Cleaning, and ;=Differential Service but was advised against them; what is your opionion?

    Are the engine flush additives worthwhile and should they be applied before an oil change? Should I use synthetic oil instead of conventional and could I top of synthetic over conventional?

    In advance thank you for your time and support; looking forward to your reply.

    Nathan

  2. 2008 Chevy Equinox LTZ, AWD, 3.4L, consumes about 1 qt engine oil every 900 miles since purchase in 2015 with 58K miles, now May 2023 116k miles with the same consumption.
    No oil leaks, perfect maintenance by me, runs great, has plenty of power, and even tow a small Pop Up camper of about 2800 lbs., 4-5 600 mile trips per year, with Automatic Transmission extra cooling. Low mileage due to my retired life style.

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