2015 Cadillac Escalade Engine Oil Capacity

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade has an oil capacity of 8 quarts (7.5 liters).
Written by Jaya Anandjit
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The redesigned 2015 Cadillac Escalade follows past model years as a class-leading full size luxury SUV, but to keep its high-performing V6 engine in tip-top shape, you’ll need to know its engine oil capacity, which is 8 quarts.
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade made a mark on the luxury SUV class with a redesign to its bold-faced exterior, plus an upscale interior makeover. But if you own a 2015 Escalade, you’ll know that it offers more than just optics—strength and performance converge from its powerful V6 engine, which is exactly why it's crucial that you keep up with regular oil changes.  
You can easily do your 2015 Escalade’s oil change at home, but you’ll need to follow a few guidelines to get it right. Luckily, we prepared this quick
car repair
guide with all the information you need to perform an oil change on your Escalade.
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2015 Cadillac Escalade engine oil capacity

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine with an oil capacity of 8 quarts or 7.5 liters
Note the difference between the 6.2-liter engine displacement and the 8-quart or 7.5-liter engine oil capacity. While your engine displacement represents the volume of your Escalade’s eight cylinders, your oil capacity refers to the amount of engine oil required to operate the machinery. 
Your engine displacement and oil capacity are not interchangeable, so distinguish between these values before you proceed with an oil change.

What kind of oil does a 2015 Cadillac Escalade need?

Now that you know the oil capacity for your Escalade, you can go ahead and buy a bottle with at least 8 quarts of engine oil—but you’ll need to ensure you get the right type. 
Your 2015 Cadillac Escalade will take any of the following engine oils: 
  • Owner’s manual recommendation: ACDelco GM OE dexos1 Full Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil
  • Recommendation 2: Mobil 1 - Extended Performance 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil
  • Recommendation 3: STP Engine Oil High Mileage Conventional 5W-30 
You’ll recognize “5W-30” in each recommendation, which represents the oil grade’s viscosity. The “W” stands for winter and beside it, the number 5 refers to the oil’s low viscosity at 0 degrees F. The number 30 means that it’s also fairly viscous at an extremely hot 212 degrees F. 
You may also notice that the top two recommendations are synthetic motor oil, which typically lasts longer than conventional oil (recommendation 3). While any of the three recommended oil types are equally acceptable for a 2015 Escalade, it's best to opt for a long-lasting high-quality synthetic 5W-30 oil. 

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You’re good to go with your oil capacity and type, which means it’s time to
change your oil
! That is, if your Escalade is due for an oil change. 
The 2015 Escalade features an oil life system that sends a “CHANGE ENGINE OIL SOON” message to the vehicle’s infotainment display—this acts as a fair indication that you should change your oil within the next 600 miles. Cadillac recommends changing your oil every 3,000 miles if you’re using synthetic oil, and if you opt for conventional oil, you should expect a short lifespan.
To be sure that you’re staying on schedule with oil maintenance, you should monitor your oil levels and check for the following signs every month:
  • dark brown or black oil (clean oil is light brown)
  • Oil coarseness or grittiness
  • Unfamiliar noises from the engine 
  • Foreign smells (oil, smoke, or burning)
  • Differences in vehicle’s performance

How to change your oil and oil filter

If your Cadillac has notified you that it’s time for an oil change, you can go ahead and gather the following materials: 
  • Socket wrench
  • Drain pan 
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement filter
  • 8 quarts of high-quality 5W-30 engine oil
Next, you can begin by starting your car. Let the engine run for a while so it can reach normal operating temperature, then shut the engine off and open the hood. You can follow these steps to change your oil: 
  • Remove the oil fill cap
  • Under the engine, remove the oil drain bolt and washer to begin draining the oil into the drain pan 
  • Remove the old oil filter as the oil drains
  • Grab your new filter and fill it with oil, rubbing a thin layer around the top of the filter
  • Clean the oil filter gasket and install the new filter
  • Replace the oil drain bolt with a new washer and tighten to 18 lb-ft
  • Fill the engine with your new oil and secure the fill cap
Next, you can turn on your car and let it run for about 30 seconds, then turn the vehicle off to check the oil level. Take the dipstick out and wipe it clean, then reinsert it to check the oil level. You can add or remove oil as necessary.
Once you’re finished, turn the engine on for a few minutes and keep an eye out for leaks. If everything looks OK, you can go ahead and reset the oil life system.
Finally, be sure to safely clean up. Avoid dumping the dirty oil on the ground or in the garbage. Instead, take it to a local recycling center for safe disposal.
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