2016 Ford Fusion 2.5 Engine Oil Capacity

If your 2016 Ford Fusion has a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, you will need 5.7 quarts to perform an oil change.
Written by Drew Waterstreet
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The 2016 Ford Fusion with a 2.5-liter engine has an oil capacity of 5.7 quarts, which is important information if you want to change your oil at home!
  • The 2016 Ford Fusion had five available engines with variable engine oil capacities. So make sure you have the right amount of oil (5.7 quarts) for your 2.5L four-cylinder engine.
  • You need SAE 5W-20 premium synthetic blend oil for optimum engine performance and health.
  • Using our step-by-step at-home oil change instructions, you can save $25 to $75 per oil change!

2016 Ford Fusion 2.5 engine oil capacity

The Ford Fusion 2.5L has an engine oil capacity of 5.7 quarts. 
For the sake of clarity, we should define the two different numbers in that statement. The 2.5 refers to
engine displacement
, which measures the volume of the engine’s cylinders in liters. The 5.7 refers to engine oil capacity, or the number of quarts needed for an oil change.
This is an important differentiation to make because the 2016 Ford Fusion engine oil capacity changes based on the model’s five available engines—here’s a quick look:
  • 2.5L four-cylinder: 5.7 quarts (base engine)
  • 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder: 5.7 quarts
  • 2.0L hybrid four-cylinder: 4.5 quarts
  • 2.0L Energi four-cylinder: 4.5 quarts
  • 1.5L EcoBoost four-cylinder: 4.3 quarts

What kind of oil does a 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5 need?

The 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5 requires SAE 5W-20 premium synthetic blend oil. Using the wrong oil can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the engine and decrease efficiency, so it’s important to always double-check with your owner’s manual.
If you’d like a bit more insight, let us describe what those numbers and letters mean:
  • Viscosity rating: This is how thin your oil will be at a range of temperatures
  • SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers is the certified entity that rates oil viscosity
  • First number: Viscosity rating when the oil is 0°F
  • W: Short for winter, which means the oil will perform well in cold weather
  • Second number: Viscosity rating when the oil is 212°F
The 5W-20 synthetic oil that you’re putting in your 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5 has a relatively low viscosity rating, which is a good thing for an everyday sedan! Low-viscosity oil is easier on the engine and stays clean longer, which is good for efficiency and longevity.
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How often to change the oil on a 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5

You’ll only need to change your 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5’s oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles with synthetic oil.
But don’t wait until 7,500 miles to start checking your oil. Instead, we recommend constant testing throughout the entire maintenance cycle. To stay on top of things, you should look at your dipstick about once a month. If the fluid levels are adequate and the color is still an amber color (not dirty brown), you should be good for another month!
However, there are more immediate indicators that your oil might be too old or dirty. You'll want to check your oil immediately if you notice strange smells, smoke, odd noises, performance deviations, or your oil pressure light turning on.

How to change your oil and oil filter

Depending on how much you drive, you may have to change your oil anywhere from two to four times every year. That said, you can run up a pretty expensive maintenance bill if you get this service done at the mechanic every time.
Luckily, changing your 2016 Ford Fusion’s oil at home doesn’t require a technical degree. Instead, just follow these simple steps to save anywhere from $25 to $75 per oil change:
  • Gather your materials: A socket wrench, a drain pan, a replacement filter, and the appropriate oil for your 2016 Ford Fusion 2.5L. You may also need a car jack if you need some assistance getting underneath the vehicle.
  • Prep the vehicle: Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature (indicated on the dashboard)—it should take about 5 minutes. Then turn off your Fusion and pop open the hood.
  • Remove old oil and filter: Start by twisting off the oil cap on top of the engine. Then, slide your drain pan underneath the vehicle. Next, use your socket wrench to remove the drain bolt on the underside of the engine, allowing the old oil to flow out into the drain pan. Finally, wait for the oil to finish dripping and remove the old filter.
  • Perform oil change: Install the fresh filter and reinsert the drain bolt (don’t forget this; otherwise, you will have oil all over the floor). Lastly, you can pour in 5.7 quarts of new oil!
  • Testing & Disposal: Use your dipstick to ensure your fluid levels are correct and top-off as needed. Run the engine and check underneath the vehicle for any leaks. If everything looks good, you can take your old oil to your local recycling center for proper disposal.
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