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2009-2022 Chevy Traverse Oil Capacity Free Lookup

Chevy Traverse? This post is for you.

The Chevy Traverse has been in production since 2009, and different models have varying engine sizes and oil capacities.

For example, Chevy Traverse model from 2018 to 2022 require 5W-30 engine oil type at all temperatures and 0W-30 when the temperature drops below -20oF.

Read on for more information on oil types and capacities that your Chevy Traverse requires.

There is also a lookup table to help you.

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The oil capacity of the 2009-2011 Chevy Traverse is 5.5 quarts, while the 2012-2017 Traverse takes 6 quarts. The oil capacity of the 2019 Chevy Traverse with 2.0L V4 engines is 5 quarts, while the 2018-2022 Chevy Traverse with 3.6L V6 engines is 6 quarts.

2009-2022 Chevy Traverse Oil Capacity and Oil Type: FREE Lookup

Select “Year” 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)
2009Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]5.5 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2010Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]5.5 quartsBelow -20°F: 0W-30
Above -20°F: 5W-30
2011Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]5.5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2012Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
2013Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2014Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2015Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2016Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2017Traverse 3.6L V6 [D]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2018Traverse 2.0L V4 [X]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2018Traverse 3.6L V6 [W]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2019Traverse 2.0L V4 [X]5 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2019Traverse 3.6L V6 [W]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2020Traverse 3.6L V6 [W]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2021Traverse 3.6L V6 [W]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30
2022Traverse 3.6L V6 [W]6 quartsAll TEMPS: 5W-30
Below -20°F: 0W-30

2009-2017 Traverse Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The oil capacity of the 2009-2011 Chevy Traverse is 5.5 quarts, while the 2012-2017 Traverse takes 6 quarts.

If you own a Chevy Traverse from 2009 to 2010, the recommended oil type at temperatures below -20oF is 0W-30.

This oil type remains liquid at these cold temperatures, making it easier to start the engine.

But if you live in an area where the temperature rises above -20oF, the best oil type is 5W-30.

Such engine oils resist thermal breakdown and thinning due to high temperatures.

The oil type recommended for Chevy Traverse from 2011 to 2017 is 5W-30 at all temperatures.

That is so because it can resist thinning or thermal breakdown within a wide temperature range.

If it is winter or you live in an area where the temperature falls below -20oF, the best oil type is 0W-30.

This type does not thicken at these extremely low temperatures, making it easier to start the engine.

Chevy Traverse models from 2012 to 2017 are powered by a 6-quart 3.6L V6 engine.

At all temperatures, 5W-30 oil is the best, and 0W-30 oil is needed when temperatures fall below -20°F.

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2018-2022 Traverse Oil Capacity and Oil Type

The oil capacity of the 2019 Chevy Traverse with 2.0L V4 engines is 5 quarts, while the 2018-2022 Chevy Traverse with 3.6L V6 engines is 6 quarts.

These models need SAE 5W-30 engine oil type at all temperatures and 0W-30 when the temperature drops below -20oF.

0W-30 is the oil that should use if you live in regions with low temperatures or in the winter.

The formulation resists thickening, which eliminates the engine’s hard starts.

What’s Next?

Use the most appropriate engine oil on your Chevy Traverse to ensure the engine is running in good condition.

Different oil formulations will effectively lubricate and cool the engine in varying weather conditions and increase the engine’s efficiency and lifespan.

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section about your past experience when changing your Chevy Traverse engine oil.

Read more: 2005-2022 Chevy Equinox Oil Capacity & Oil Type Free Lookup

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    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.

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