2016 Ford Fusion Engine Oil Capacity

Want to change your 2016 Ford Fusion’s oil at home? Jerry is here with some helpful tips!
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
The 2016
Ford Fusion
was available with 4 different engines. Oil capacities vary from engine to engine.
The 2016 Ford Fusion’s base
trim was only available with the standard 2.5-liter inline-4 engine, but starting with the
trim, a 1.5 and 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engines were available, the former offering improved fuel economy and the latter offering more power — 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm.
The 2016 Fusion was also available as a
or the
Energi plug-in hybrid
, both of which use a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine combined with a permanent magnet AC synchronous motor. Before we get started, ensure that you know which version of the 2016 Ford Fusion you’re dealing with, because engine oil capacities are different for each engine.
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In fact, it’s always a good idea to just check your owner’s manual before performing any maintenance — all the info you need should be in there! But now that you’re here, you might as well join
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2016 Ford Fusion engine oil capacity

Here are the different engine oil capacities for the 2016 Ford Fusion depending on your model’s drivetrain:
  • 2.5-liter inline-4: 5.7 quarts
  • 1.5-liter turbo I-4: 4.3 quarts
  • 2.0-liter turbo I-4: 5.7 quarts
  • 2.0-liter I-4 (Hybrid/Energi): 4.5 quarts
The engine’s displacement, the total volume of its cylinders measured in liters, is different from its engine oil capacity, usually measured in quarts.

What kind of oil does a 2016 Ford Fusion need?

Unfortunately, this also varies from engine to engine, but it’s recommended that you use synthetic oil or a synthetic blend for use in your 2016 Ford Fusion. Here’s the type of oil you need for each different engine:
  • 2.5-liter I-4: 5W-20 synthetic
  • 1.5-liter turbo I-4: 5W-20 synthetic
  • 2.0-liter turbo I-4: 5W-30 synthetic
  • 2.0-liter I-4 (hybrid/PHEV): 0W-20 synthetic
If you’re wondering how these different types of oil got their names, just think of them in terms of viscosity. “W” stands for winter, so a 5W-20 oil has a viscosity rating of 5 at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and 20 at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. As you can see, oil is thicker at higher temperatures.
Thinner oil will cause less wear over time to your engine, but thicker oil is better for colder temperatures and will do a better job of filling larger clearances between moving parts in the engine, often leading to better performance.
  • The genuine article: Your owner’s manual recommends Motorcraft Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
  • For higher mileage vehicles: Valvoline - High Mileage Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
  • For longer-lasting oil life: AMSOIL OE Synthetic Motor Oil
Any synthetic oil of the correct type should do the trick!
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How often to change the oil on a 2016 Ford Fusion

Now that you’re out of the store with oil in hand, you’re all set to give your 2016 Fusion an
oil change
But hang on there, hotshot, because you shouldn’t change your oil if your car isn’t actually due for an oil change!
A 2016 Ford Fusion needs an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, though some higher-end oils last longer. 
That being said, don’t forget to consistently check your oil at least once a month. Here are some signs that your oil is past due for a change:
  • Dark brown/black oil is likely old and dirty. You want your oil to be transparent with an amber/yellow tint.
  • Old oil will often feel gritty and coarse rather than slick and smooth.
  • If your engine is making
    unfamiliar noises
    or producing unfamiliar smells, you may need to change your oil.
  • Old oil will cause a noticeable reduction in performance.
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How to change your oil and oil filter

If you’ve read the signs and are definitely ready for an oil change, then you’re going to want to arrange the following equipment in preparation:
  • Socket wrench
  • Drain pan
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement oil filter
  • The correct amount of the correct type of oil for your engine
  • Rags. It could get messy
As the first step, warm up your oil by letting your engine run for a few minutes, then turn it off again. This will thicken the oil and allow for faster drainage. Next, follow these steps:
  • Remove the oil fill cap under the hood.
  • Next, you’ll need to be able to get underneath your engine, enough that you can access the oil drain. Position the drain pan below the oil drain to catch your engine’s old oil.
  • Now, preparing yourself for your oil to come pouring out of the drain, remove the oil drain bolt and washer, starting the flow of the old oil out of your engine
  • Once the oil starts draining more slowly, you’ll be ready to remove the old oil filter.
  • Install the new filter, following any instructions on the packaging.
  • Refasten the oil drain bolt with a fresh washer, tightening it to 20 lb-ft.
  • Finally, fill your engine with the correct amount of oil
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.
Now you can slap that oil cap back on, drain your old oil into some sealed containers to be recycled, and check your oil to confirm it’s at the right level!

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