Recommended Engine Oil For Lexus Es

What is the correct engine oil for Lexus Es? You need to use oil that is the recommended viscosity. This is the ‘thickness’ of the oil and is usually displayed prominently on the packaging. A high viscosity oil will be more treacle-like in consistency, whereas a low viscosity oil is thinner and more free-flowing. Different engines require different engine oils. In this article you will find guidelines for the United States and Canada.


ES, V20, 1989-1991 (USA/CAN)

Lexus ES, V20


ES 250 (USA), 1989 — 1991, Engine 2VZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
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-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil Race Tech GT1 10W-60
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 15W-40
Liqui Moly Touring High Tech 15W-40
Liqui Moly Nova Super 15W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.12 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-40
Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30


ES, XV10, 1992-1996 (USA/CAN)

Lexus ES, XV10


ES 300 (USA), 1992 — 1993, Engine 3VZ-FE


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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.54 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 A3/B4

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


ES 300 (USA), 1994 — 1994, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
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-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

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

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


ES 300 (USA), 1995 — 1996, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 6 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


ES, XV20, 1997-2001 (USA/CAN)

Lexus ES, XV20


ES 300 (USA), 1997 — 1997, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


ES 300 (USA), 2000 — 2001, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
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-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


ES 300 (USA), 1998 — 1998, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
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-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


ES 300 (USA), 1999 — 1999, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
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-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


ES, XV30, 2001-2006 (USA/CAN)

Lexus ES, XV30


ES 300 (CAN/USA),2002 — 2002, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 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 4.97 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months

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

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


ES 300 (CAN/USA), 2003 — 2003, Engine 1MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
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 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 4.97 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 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


ES 330 (CAN/USA), 2004 — 2005, Engine 3MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
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-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

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


ES 330 (CAN/USA), 2006 — 2006, Engine 3MZ-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:

Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 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


ES, XV40, 2007-2012 (USA/CAN)

Lexus ES, XV40


ES 350 (CAN), 2007 — 2009, Engine 2GR-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 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


ES 350 (CAN), 2010 — 2012, Engine 2GR-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 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


ES 350 (USA), 2007 — 2012, Engine 2GR-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 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


ES, XV60 (2013- )

Lexus ES, XV60


ES 300h (CAN/USA), 2013 — .., Engine 2AR-FXE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.65 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.60 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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


ES 350 (CAN/USA), 2013 — .., Engine 2GR-FE


Liqui Moly Recommendation:

Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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

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