Jeep Grand Cherokee Engine Oil Type And Capacity Guide

Jeep Grand Cherokees are often praised for their durability, off-road prowess, towing capability, and all-weather performance.

And, for the most part, it’s due to their engines.

The Grand Cherokee offers different engine options, such as 3.6L Pentastar V6, 5.7L Hemi V8, 3.0L EcoDiesel V6, etc.

More often than not, these engines turn out to be reliable and provide a decent balance between power and fuel economy.

Best Oil for Jeep Grand Cherokee

However, like any engine, they need timely oil changes to work at their max capacity.

Oil Change is not a complex procedure, but most vehicle owners don’t do it by themselves as they don’t have correct information about oil viscosity and the capacity of their engines.

To help you out, I’ve compiled this list of engine oil types and capacities of all Jeep Grand Cherokee models from 1993 to the present.

Without any further ado, let’s begin:

Note: It’s obvious, but I must clarify that the oil capacity value listed below is “with filter.” Simply put, the oil capacity values listed below include the amount of oil required for the engine and the oil filter. That’s because the oil filter is generally replaced during the oil change.

Similarly, I have listed two oil types for some engine options—one for extreme weather conditions and the other for a moderate climate.

Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ (1993-1998) Oil Type And Capacity

Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Oil Type And Capacity
YearEngine OptionsOil Capacity (with filter)Oil Type (Viscosity)
19934.0 L AMC I6 6 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19935.2 L V85 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19944.0 L AMC I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19945.2 L V85 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19954.0 L AMC I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19955.2 L V85 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19964.0L AMC I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19965.2 L V85 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19972.5 L I4 4 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19974.0L AMC I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19984.0 L AMC I6 6 quart10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19985.2 & 5.9 L V85 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)

Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ (1999-2004) Oil Type And Capacity

Note: We have recently published a blog post about Jeep 4.0L engine oil type and capacity. You can check that out if your focus is the 4.0L engine only.

Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Oil Type And Capacity
YearEngine OptionsOil Capacity (with filter)Oil Type (Viscosity)
19994.0 L I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
19994.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)
20004.0 L I6
6 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 16)
20004.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)
20014.0 L I6
6 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 0)
20014.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)
20024.0 L I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 0)
20024.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)
20034.0 L I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 0)
20034.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)
20044.0 L I66 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 0)
20044.7 L V86 quarts10W-30 (Above -18)
5W-30 (Below 38)

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK (2005-2010) Oil Type And Capacity

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK Oil Type And Capacity
YearEngine OptionsOil Capacity (with filter)Oil Type (Viscosity)
20053.7 L V65 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20054.7 L V86 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20055.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20063.7 L V65 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20064.7 L V86 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20065.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20066.1 L V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20073.0L V610 quarts 5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20073.7 L V65 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20074.7 L V86 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20075.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20076.1 L V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20083.0L V610 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20083.7 L V65 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20084.7 L V86 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20085.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20086.1 L V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20093.0L V610 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20093.7 L V65 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20094.7 L V86 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20095.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20096.1 L V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20103.7 L V65 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20105.7 L V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20106.1 L V87 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 (2011-2022) Oil Type And Capacity

Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Oil Type And Capacity
YearEngine OptionsOil Capacity (with filter)Oil Type (Viscosity)
20113.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20115.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20123.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts5W-30 (All TEMPS)
20125.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20126.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20133.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20135.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20136.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20143.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20143.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20145.7L Hemi V87 quarts 5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20146.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20153.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20153.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20155.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20156.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20163.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20163.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20165.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20166.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20173.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20173.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts 0W-20 (All TEMPS
20175.7L Hemi V87 quarts 5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20176.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20183.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20183.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20185.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20186.2L Hemi V88.2 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20186.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20193.0L EcoDiesel V68.1 quarts5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20193.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts 0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20195.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20196.2L Hemi V88.2 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20196.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20203.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts 0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20205.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20206.2L Hemi V88.2 quarts 0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20206.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20213.6 Pentastar V65.9 quarts0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20215.7L Hemi V87 quarts 5W-20 (All TEMPS)
20216.2L Hemi V88.2 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20216.4L Hemi V87 quarts0W-40 (All TEMPS)
20223.6 Pentastar V65 quarts0W-20 (All TEMPS)
20225.7L Hemi V87 quarts5W-20 (All TEMPS)

Jeep Grand Cherokee WL (2023-) Oil Type And Capacity

Jeep Grand Cherokee WL Oil Type and Capacity
YearEngine OptionsOil Capacity (with filter)Oil Type (Viscosity)
20233.6 Pentastar V65 quarts
0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 0W-40, 5W-40 (All TEMPS)
20235.7L Hemi V87 quarts0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30, 0W-40, 5W-40 (All TEMPS)

Why Should You Change the Engine Oil?

All vehicles are equipped with sufficient engine oil from the factory.

However, this oil gets contaminated with dirt, debris, and metal particles from engine components over time.

This contamination leads to ineffective lubrication, poor heat dissipation, and sludge formation, which can accelerate engine wear and corrosion.

In other instances, engine oil can degrade due to prolonged exposure to high temperatures, causing it to lose its ability to lubricate the engine components effectively.

This degradation often results in changes to the oil’s viscosity.

The best solution in both instances is to drain the used engine oil from your vehicle and replace it with fresh oil of the same viscosity. This procedure is commonly referred to as the ‘Oil Change.’

Does Engine Oil Brand Matter?

While going with a specific brand is unnecessary, you should go with a reputable company when choosing engine oil for your vehicle.

That’s because using lower-quality oils can cause problems to your engine, such as decreased fuel economy, clogged engine components, oil leaks, etc. In some cases, it can even reduce your engine’s overall lifespan.

In short, ensure that the engine oil you’re about to put in your engine is compatible and has the necessary SAE and API certification.


The engine oil type and capacity are crucial factors to consider when performing an oil change.

That’s because a low amount of engine oil will not be able to provide enough lubrication and heat dissipation.

On the other hand, overfilling the engine oil is not a good approach either, as it can lead to foaming, increased pressure, and potentially damage the engine’s seals and gaskets.

Simply put, you need to add the engine oil only up to the amount specified by the vehicle manufacturer.

Likewise, putting too thin or thick oil in an engine can result in inadequate lubrication and overheating.

Fortunately, having read the above tables, you have complete information about the engine type and capacity for your Jeep Grand Cherokee.

With this knowledge, you can confidently perform an oil change on your own.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Type of Oil Does a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Use?

The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with 3.6 Pentastar V6 or 5.7 Hemi V8 engines use 5W-20 engine oil, whereas the models with 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and 6.4L Hemi V8 engines use the 5E-40 and 0E-40 engine oils, respectively.

Is There a Difference Between 0W-20 And 5W-20 Engine Oils?

The 0W-20 engine oil has a thinner viscosity at lower temperatures than the 5W-20 oil, allowing it to flow more easily in colder conditions. That’s why you should use it if the temperature in your area remains extremely cold for most of the year.
On the other hand, the 5w-20 oil is more suited if you drive in a climate with moderate temperature variations.

What Oil Does Jeep Use From the Factory?

Jeeps from the factory have different types and brands of engine oils – depending on the engine. For example, the Jeeps in North America that have gasoline engines come with Pennzoil’s engine oil from the factory. Check your vehicle’s manual to get accurate information about your particular model.

What is The Oil Capacity of The 2016 Jeep Cherokee?

The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee has an oil capacity of 8.1 quarts, 5.9 quarts, or 7 quarts – depending on its engine.

What’s The Oil Change Interval In the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Generally, the oil change interval depends on the vehicle’s mileage, driving conditions, and whether you’re using conventional or synthetic oil. For example, if you drive on highways mostly and use fully synthetic oil, you’ll need to change the oil every 7500-10,000 miles or 6-12 months – whatever comes first. For conventional, this limit is 3000-5000 miles.
You can check the engine oil level through the dipstick or the oil change indicator and act accordingly.

Ayden Morris is the founder of Vehicle Sphere. He shares expert advice and practical tips to help car owners maximize the performance and longevity of their vehicles. Buckle up and join him on this exhilarating ride through the world of car care.

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