Recommended Engine Oil For Kia Optima

In this article you will find out — what engine lubricant suits Kia Optima? One can argue that the variety of motor oil brands can be even richer than that of car brands. Engine oils differ in quality and viscosity grades. Fuel consumption and launch of engine depend upon viscosity. The use of unsuitable oil can result in engine breakdown! Thus, we highly recommend you to read car manufacturers’ instructions on oil selection. Below, our team is willing to propose a broad range of engine oils suitable for Kia Optima.
We hope this data will help you to choose oil most suitable for you, recommended for the US, under normal conditions. In case your region has abnormal weather conditions (too low or too high temperatures), as well as for severe operating conditions, we kindly ask you to refer to your car instruction, or contact official representative Kia in your region.

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Optima, MS, 2000-2006 (USA / CAN)

Kia Optima, MS


Optima 2.4 DOHC (USA), 2003-2006, Engine 2.4 DOHC


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
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/ 7 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 5 months

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


Optima 2.7 DOHC (USA), 2003-2006, Engine 2.7 V6


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 7 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 5 months

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

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



Optima, MG, 2006-2010 (USA/CAN)

Kia Optima, MG


Optima 2.4 DOHC (USA), 2006-2008, 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 Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Nova Super 15W-40

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

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol GTX 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


Optima 2.4 DOHC (USA), 2008-2010, 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

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


Optima 2.7 V6 (USA), 2008-2010, Engine 2.7 V6


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 4.76 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

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


Optima 2.7 V6 (USA), 2006-2008, Engine 2.7 V6


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 Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Nova Super 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol GTX 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



Optima, TF, 2010-2016 (USA/CAN)

Kia Optima, TF


Optima 1.6 T-GDI (USA), 2015 — 2016, Engine 1.6 T-GD


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), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

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


Optima 2.0 T-GDI (CAN), 2013 — 2015, Engine 2.0 T-GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 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


Optima 2.0 T-GDI (CAN), 2010 — 2013, Engine 2.0 T-GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-40
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 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-40
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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Optima 2.0 T-GDI (USA), 2015 — 2016, Engine 2.0 T-GDI


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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

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


Optima 2.0 T-GDI (USA), 2010 — 2013, Engine 2.0 T-GDI

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
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 Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-40
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 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-40
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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

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


Optima 2.0 T-GDI (USA), 2013 — 2015, Engine 2.0 T-GDI


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsFirst change only:Change 3000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30



Optima 2.4 GDI (CAN), 2010 — 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 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), 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


Optima 2.4 GDI (CAN), 2013 — 2015, 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 Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Service fill), 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


Optima 2.4 GDI (USA), 2010 — 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 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), 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


Optima 2.4 GDI (USA), 2013 — 2015, 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 Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Service fill), 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


Optima 2.4 GDI (USA), 2015 — 2016, 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 Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 6.13 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 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



Optima 2.4 GDI Hybrid, 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 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), 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


Optima 2.4 GDI Hybrid (CAN), 2013 — 2014, 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
Liqui Moly Top Tec Truck 4450 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 6.13 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 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


Optima 2.4 GDI Hybrid (USA), 2013 — 2016, Engine Theta II 2.4


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Top Tec Truck 4450 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 6.13 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 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

Optima, JF/JFA (2016- )

Kia Optima, JF/JFA


Optima 1.6 T-GDI, 2016 — 2018, Engine 1.6 T-GDI

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Nachfull Oil 5W-40
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsSevere (alternative):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

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

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

Optima 1.6 T-GDI, 2019 -.., Engine 1.6 T-GDI

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsSevere (alternative):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

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

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

Optima 2.0 GDI HEV, 2019 -.., Engine G4NG

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 Special Tec F 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 4.33 US quarts (Service fill), 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

Optima 2.0 GDI HEV, 2016 — 2018, Engine G4NG

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 Special Tec F 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 4.33 US quarts (Service fill), 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

Optima 2.0 GDI PHEV, 2016 — 2018, Engine G4NG

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 Special Tec F 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 4.33 US quarts (Service fill), 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

Optima 2.0 GDI PHEV, 2019 -.., Engine G4NG

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 Special Tec F 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 4.33 US quarts (Service fill), 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

Optima 2.0 T-GDI, 2016 — 2018, Engine 2.0 T-GDI

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsSevere (alternative):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

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

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

Optima 2.0 T-GDI, 2019 -.., Engine 2.0 T-GDI

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Special Tec F 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
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 MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 6500 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3000 miles/ 3 monthsSevere (alternative):Change 3000 miles/ 3 months

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

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

Optima 2.4 GDI, 2016 — 2018, Engine Theta II 2.4

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
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 Special Tec F 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
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 Special Tec LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 6.13 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 7500 miles/ 12 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 7500 miles/ 12 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3750 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (alternative):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

Optima 2.4 GDI, 2019 -.., Engine Theta II 2.4

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
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 Special Tec F 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
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 Special Tec LL 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 High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 6.13 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal (preferred):Change 7500 miles/ 12 monthsNormal (alternative):Change 7500 miles/ 12 monthsSevere (preferred):Change 3750 miles/ 6 monthsSevere (alternative):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-30



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