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#2646025 - 06/05/12 06:12 PM 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand)
Familyguy Offline

Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1303
Loc: Virginia
A user on the Kia forums says BITOG loves Motorcraft 5W-20 synthetic blend. I just bought a 2013 Sorento that spec's 5W-20. I always used Motorcraft synth-blend in my previous Honda V6 and Hemi charger engines that spec'ed 5W-20. Is this still considered the cat's meow for normal drain intervals? Kia specifies 7500 mile intervals for my new vehicle.

Thanks in advance,
2013 Kia Sorento EX
3.5L AWD

#2646041 - 06/05/12 06:30 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
SrDriver Offline

Registered: 12/09/06
Posts: 2637
Loc: Southeast Alabama
I have a 2012 Sorento and go by the severe service recommendation of 3750 miles.

I make a lot of short trips.

I think that the 5W20 Motorcraft 5W20 will serve you well.

#2646054 - 06/05/12 06:48 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
dave1251 Offline

Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 7733
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Find one that meets KIA's specs that cost the least and change at the factory recommend interval and the engine will last a very a long time.
make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.

#2646160 - 06/05/12 08:58 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
chubbs1 Offline

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Really...Any name brand 5w20 will serve your engine well. Buy on sale and change at 3750.
'12 Charger SXT
QSUD 5w30 OEM filter

'12 Charger SXT
Edge FST EP 5w30 OEM (Mine;)

'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
QSUD 5w20 OEM Filter

#2646192 - 06/05/12 09:31 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
4ever4d Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 804
Loc: North Carolina
I do know Kia uses Quaker State lubes for factory fill, unless they have changed contracts very recently. I would stick with QS your choice as to synth or conventional either one in 5w-20 would work well.IMO.
01 Dodge Durango 4.7 V8 5w-30
93 Honda Civic 1.5 I4 5w-30
92 Ford F350 5.8 V8 5w-30
Havoline + Wix Filter