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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,
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#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: 2780
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.

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#2646054 - 06/05/12 06:48 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
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Registered: 07/15/05
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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.
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#2646160 - 06/05/12 08:58 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
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Registered: 06/09/10
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Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Really...Any name brand 5w20 will serve your engine well. Buy on sale and change at 3750.
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#2646192 - 06/05/12 09:31 PM Re: 2013 Kia Sorento spec's 5W-20 (seeking brand) [Re: Familyguy]
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Registered: 01/02/10
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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.
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