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Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L #5136385
06/17/19 08:40 AM
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Virginia
Hoot_r Offline OP
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New 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L, which is now running on the Hyundai Kona platform (Atkinson-cycle 2.0 I-4) beginning with the 2020 model year. Manufacturer specs 5w20 for this engine. Familiar with 0w20 flavors from my previous vehicle (2014 Mazda 5 2.5L); wondering what the better overall syn choice is in 5w20. Appreciate any and all input.


2020 Kia Soul LX, 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 (Nu)
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136390
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I've tried multiple brands of oil in my Nu 2.0L, and it seems like it's not super picky. However, I've only run QSUD in 5W-20 and M1 AFE in 0W-20. I didn't see much difference in either of those versus the 5W-30, so I've stuck with 5W-30. I'd run any quality oil (synthetic probably, since you can pick it up on sale/with rebates for the price of conventional) and an OEM filter and call it a day.

Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136394
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Pennzoil Platinum is usually available at a good price, and I would run OEM Hyundai filters with your new ride.


2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit 5.7L Hemi
2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136413
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Check your manual too. My 2017 Elantra has the 2.0 Atkinson engine. The manual shows both 5w20 and 5w30 for the same temp range, and if it doesn’t drop below 0*, then 10w30 is also listed.

L8R,
Matt


2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring 185k miles
Harvest King 5w20 synthetic/Prime Guard filter

2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 35k miles
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5w30/Fram Ultra filter
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136443
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Originally Posted by Hoot_r
New 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L, which is now running on the Hyundai Kona platform (Atkinson-cycle 2.0 I-4) beginning with the 2020 model year. Manufacturer specs 5w20 for this engine. Familiar with 0w20 flavors from my previous vehicle (2014 Mazda 5 2.5L); wondering what the better overall syn choice is in 5w20. Appreciate any and all input.

I believe it also specs 5W30 and that's my choice year-round and perfect for Virginia.

Buy any major name-brand. But what counts most is NOT the name on the label, but how long you run the oil. I suggest 5K OCIs (city/highway mix) after running the factory-fill for 3K.

Just be sure to run SN Plus / Dex2-Gen1 specs. Mobil-1, Castrol, Valvoline and Pennzoil are all real good.


19 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4GDI Castrol Edge 5w30 / NAPA Mann-Hummel filter / 6oz Liqui-Moly Treatment
04 Colorado 3.5 Castrol Edge 0W40 Euro & K&N filter
03 Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 mix Fram EG filter
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Danno] #5136446
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Thanks for mentioning the OEM filter -- already identified several purchase options online. Apparently Hyundai/Kia is picky about this refs drivetrain warranty (their filters have certain flow characteristics, perhaps?), so we'll play along and keep them happy. Examples I've seen so far are marked "Mann-Hummel, Korea", part number 26300-35504.


2020 Kia Soul LX, 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 (Nu)
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136448
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Use an OEM filter if you like, but don't feel forced to. We've heard the whole "hyundai/kia is picky about oil filters" thing for a long time over many engines. It's just a blanket statement now.

They cannot deny your warranty for using a non-oem filter.


Mine: 2019 Chevy spark 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R

Wife's: 2018 Chevy spark 1.4 Non-turbo
Mobil 1 0w20 AFE
ACDelco UPF64R
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136451
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Havoline ProDS 5w20/30 SN+/D1G2 in the 6qt box for $19.97 @ Wally's + OE filter while under warranty. Hard to beat at $3.32qt!

Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 06/17/19 10:12 AM.
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: JoelB] #5136452
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Correct Joe

The vehicles made in the last few years don;t have the oil filter issues of the past. You can even use a highest trapping Fram Ultra and that engine will be fine and free of noise.


19 Hyundai SantaFe 2.4GDI Castrol Edge 5w30 / NAPA Mann-Hummel filter / 6oz Liqui-Moly Treatment
04 Colorado 3.5 Castrol Edge 0W40 Euro & K&N filter
03 Malibu 3.1 QS / Valv Syn 5w30 mix Fram EG filter
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Triple_Se7en] #5136453
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
Originally Posted by Hoot_r
New 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L, which is now running on the Hyundai Kona platform (Atkinson-cycle 2.0 I-4) beginning with the 2020 model year. Manufacturer specs 5w20 for this engine. Familiar with 0w20 flavors from my previous vehicle (2014 Mazda 5 2.5L); wondering what the better overall syn choice is in 5w20. Appreciate any and all input.


Just be sure to run SN Plus / Dex2-Gen1 specs. Mobil-1, Castrol, Valvoline and Pennzoil are all real good.


Used M1 AFE 0w20 in my previous vehicle exclusively; have been looking at vanilla M1 as a possibility for this one. Castrol Edge is another I'm considering.


2020 Kia Soul LX, 2.0L Atkinson-cycle I-4 (Nu)
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: JoelB] #5136457
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Originally Posted by JoelB
They cannot deny your warranty for using a non-oem filter.


Unless it's determined the non OE filter was the cause of engine damage.

Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136460
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Any Xw20 on the shelf at Walmart.

Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136464
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Originally Posted by Hoot_r
Thanks for mentioning the OEM filter -- already identified several purchase options online. Apparently Hyundai/Kia is picky about this refs drivetrain warranty (their filters have certain flow characteristics, perhaps?), so we'll play along and keep them happy. Examples I've seen so far are marked "Mann-Hummel, Korea", part number 26300-35504.[


They're not that expensive. $6 on Amazon and you might get them for less or same from the dealership.

Last edited by Mad_Hatter; 06/17/19 10:27 AM.
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136472
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I'd suggest Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 and factory filter.
That oil proved to be great in my Kias, factory filter is of very high quality and is cheap compared to other filters of comparable quality.


Kia Sportage 2014 GDI 2.4L
Kia Forte 2014 MPI 1.8L
Re: Recommend oil for 2020 Kia Soul 2.0L [Re: Hoot_r] #5136481
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On my Nu 2.0 it likes most oils. I have used 5w-20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum and 5w-30 Pennzoil Platinum with good results. It loves 10w-30 Chevron Supreme. Very quiet. Using that now with a Fram Ultra filter but also use the OEM oil filter. Regarding warranty I have seen nothing in my owner's manual that I have to only use a Hyundai oil filter. It does state I need to change my oil every 6-months or 3,750 miles so that is what I do. Do what makes you sleep well at night.


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