2014 Ford Escape 1.6 Engine Oil Capacity

Not sure how to find 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 engine oil capacity? We’ve got all the specs your owner’s manual has—plus some extra tips.
Written by Kara Vanderbeek
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
From darting through downtown traffic to cruising down mountain roads, the 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 will get you anywhere you need to go. But to keep this compact SUV performing at its best, you’ll need to know its engine oil capacity. 
When it comes to vehicle ownership, keeping your car in peak form can come with a variety of added expenses. Luckily, you can cut the costs of maintenance and perform an oil change from home. All you’ll need to know is your engine’s oil capacity and what kind of oil you’ll need!
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2014 Ford Escape 1.6 engine oil capacity

Let’s get right to it: just how much engine oil does a 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 need? 
Your 2014 Escape V6 engine has an oil capacity of 4.3 quarts or 4.1 liters. Just don’t get this number confused with your engine’s displacement—the 1.6-liter volume of your engine’s cylinders. When referring to oil capacity, we’re talking about the amount of oil your Escape needs each time it gets an oil change. 
While the two terms are easy to confuse, their numeric volumes are not interchangeable. 

What kind of oil does a 2014 Ford Escape 1.6 need?

So you need 4.3 quarts of oil, but what kind of oil do you need? That’s right—your engine isn’t just picky about volume. You’ll also need to find an oil that’s compatible with your engine! As per
manufacturer recommendations, you can’t go wrong with an SAE 5W-20 synthetic oil.
If you’re wondering what all those numbers and letters mean, we’ve got you covered. Each number indicates the oil’s viscosity at different temperatures, while the “W” stands for winter. With a 5 preceding the “W”, we know that this oil’s viscosity is low at 0°F, while the 20 tells us that it’s also fairly low at the blazing temperature of 212°F.
SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers, the entity responsible for coding the oil grade. 
In other words, this oil’s low viscosity ratings indicate that it’ll perform well in colder temperatures and it won’t prematurely wear out your engine. While a “synthetic oil” isn’t necessary, it will enhance engine performance and protection over time. 
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How often to change oil on a 2014 Ford Escape 1.6

Now that you know what kind and how much oil you need, how do you know when it's actually time to
change your oil
The general recommendation is to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. However, if you’re using a Ford-recommended synthetic oil, you can hold off on an oil change until you’ve reached the 7,500 to 10,000-mile benchmark. 
If you’re not getting behind the wheel very often and your car spends most of its time in “Park”, an oil change every six months should be enough to keep your oil nice and clean. 
While benchmarks are handy, your Ford might display certain symptoms to tell you that you need an oil change sooner than the recommended interval. Watch out for the following signs that it's time for an oil change:
  • Dark brown or black oil (If your oil is clean, it’ll be light brown or amber, like a cup of tea. If your oil is dirty, it’ll look more like a cup of soda.)
  • Motor oil feels coarse or gritty 
  • Unfamiliar noises or smells coming from the engine 
  • Deterioration in your vehicle’s performance

How to change your oil and oil filter

If you’ve hit that 5,000-mile benchmark or you’re experiencing the tell-tale signs of dirty oil, it’s time to get your oil-changing materials ready. Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A socket wrench
  • A drain pain
  • A filter wrench
  • A dipstick
  • A replacement filter
  • 4.3 quarts of 5W-20 synthetic oil
Before you get your hands dirty, allow your engine to run for a few minutes. This will get your engine to a normal operating temperature. Next, you can turn the engine off, open the hood, and follow the steps below: 
  • Remove the oil fill cap
  • Locate and remove oil drain bolt and washer (You’ll find them underneath the engine)
  • Drain the existing oil into your drain pan
  • Remove the old oil filter and install the new one
  • Replace the oil drain bolt using a new washer 
  • Tighten the durian bolt to 29 lb-ft
  • Refill the engine with your new oil 
  • Replace the oil fill cap 
  • Check the oil level with a dipstick
After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
And there you have it-fresh oil in your engine! As a final check, let your Escape run for a few minutes and keep an eye out for any leaks.
Before you get back on the road, don’t forget to properly clean up the old oil by sealing it into a container and disposing of it at a recycling center. 

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