Recommended Engine Oil For Kia Forte

Motor oils have different quality rating and viscosity characteristics. Variety of these parameters is based on vehicle’s engine type. In this article we list the motor oils for Kia Forte vehicles. The list is based on the recommendations of the vehicle’s manufacturer.
It is necessary to consider that using the right and an appropriate motor oil is vitally important to get the most benefit for your engine type. Using the wrong oil may harm and damage the engine of your car. We provide recommendations for USA market and for vehicles driven in normal operating conditions. To select motor oils for extremely hot or extremely cold weathers and also for vehicles driven in severe operating conditions please refer to the owner’s manual for your car or contact the official representative of the carmaker in your region.


Forte, TD, 2009-2013(USA / CAN)

Kia Forte, TD



Forte 2.0, 2011-2013, Engine DOHC


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.12 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30


Forte 2.0, 2009-2010, Engine DOHC


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.12 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30


Forte 2.4, 2009-2010, Engine Theta II 2.4


Liqui Moly Recommendation:

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.54 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30



Forte 2.4, 2011-2013, Engine Theta II 2.4


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.54 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte, YD, 2013-2016 (USA / CAN)

Kia Forte, YD


Forte 1.6 T-GDI, 2015-2016, Engine 1.6 T-GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:

Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86-5.18 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 6 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A5/B5

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forte 1.6 T-GDI, 2013-2014, Engine 1.6 T-GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86-5.18 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 6 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A5/B5

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Forte 1.8 MPI, 2015-2016, Engine 1.8 MPI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte 1.8 MPI, 2013 – 2014, Engine 1.8 MPI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20



Forte 2.0 GDI, 2013-2016, Engine Nu GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte, YDm (2016- )

Kia Forte, YDm

Forte 1.6 T-GDI, 2016-2017, Engine G4FJ


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86-5.18 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 6500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A5/B5

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30


Forte 1.6 T-GDI, 2017-2018, Engine G4FJ


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-3
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 5W-40
Liqui Moly Nachfull Oil 5W-40\
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-40
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec Truck 4450 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86-5.18 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 6500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 C3

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30


Forte 2.0 GDI, 2016-2017, Engine G4NC


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte 2.0 GDI, 2017-2018, Engine G4NC


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte 2.0 MPI, 2019 — .., Engine G4NH


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte 2.0 MPI, 2016-2017, Engine G4NH


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Forte 2.0 MPI, 2017-2018, Engine G4NH


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 5W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20
Quaker State SAE 5W-20
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20

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