2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L Engine Oil Capacity

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L has a total oil capacity of 5.5 quarts (or 5.2 liters) and requires full synthetic SAE 0W-20 motor oil. Click here to learn more.
Written by Andrew Biro
Reviewed by Brittni Brinn
A 2019 Jeep Cherokee equipped with the standard 2.4L engine has a total oil capacity of 5.5 quarts, or roughly 5.2 liters, and uses full synthetic SAE 0W-20 motor oil.
As any mechanic can tell you, regularly changing your vehicle’s motor oil is one of the easiest ways to keep your engine lubricated and in good working order—failing to change your oil at regular intervals can lead to irreparable engine damage.
Of course, before you can actually go about
changing your oil
, you’ll need to know how much oil the engine holds—that’s why we’ve put together the following article breaking down everything you need to know about the 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L’s engine oil capacity.

2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L oil capacity

For the 2019 lineup, the Jeep Cherokee had three engine options, all of which had their own unique oil capacities—if you went with the standard 2.4L 4-cylinder, your 2019 Jeep Cherokee’s oil capacity is exactly 5.5 quarts, or roughly 5.2 liters.
As you can see, this is not the same as the engine’s displacement, or the 2.4L space occupied by the engine cylinders, so take care not to confuse the two—the numbers are not interchangeable and filling your engine with only 2.4 liters of oil can lead to costly repairs.

What kind of oil does a 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L need?

Now that you know how much oil your 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L needs, you’ll need to know which type of oil to buy—after all, not all motor oils are created equal and using the wrong one can spell disaster for your engine.
As recommended by the manufacturer, your 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L requires full synthetic SAE 0W-20 motor oil—and if you don’t know what those numbers mean, keep reading.
In the fundamental sense, an oil rating’s numbers tell us about the oil’s viscosity, or how thick the fluid is at various temperatures. The first number (a “0,” in this case), refers to the oil’s winter rating, or how thick the oil will be in extremely cold temperatures—the lower the number, the thinner the oil will be.
The “20,” on the other hand, tells us how thick the oil will be when heated to temperatures of 212℉ or higher, a.k.a the normal operating temperature of a healthy engine. An oil rated as “20” will be extremely thin at these high temperatures.
Jerry sends free alerts to keep your car up-to-date so you can avoid costly repairs
* checking your rate won’t affect your credit score
Get ahead of my car maintenance
* checking your rate won’t affect your credit score

How often to change the oil on a 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L

If you follow factory recommendations, you should be changing your 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L’s oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, or roughly once every six months. Keep in mind, however, that this interval assumes your driving habits and regular driving conditions mirror that of the average American—which means you may need to change your oil more frequently if you often drive on dirt roads, live in an extremely hot or cold climate, etc.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you can go half a year without checking your oil—in fact, you should be checking your oil at least once a month to ensure your motor oil is still in good condition and isn’t leaking. Keep an eye out for the following signs that an oil change is needed:
  • Oil feels grainy or gritty to the touch
  • There is an oily, smokey, or burning smell in the cabin
  • Motor oil is a deep brown or black, rather than amber in color
  • Your exhaust smoke is thicker and darker than usual
  • Vehicle performance worsens overall

How to change your oil and oil filter

If you’ve decided to change your 2019 Jeep Cherokee 2.4L’s oil at home, you’ll need the following tools: an oil drain pan, socket wrench set, and a filter wrench to remove the old filter—you’ll also need a new filter and six quarts of synthetic SAE 0W-20 motor oil.
After gathering your tools, turn the engine on and let it run for four to five minutes to allow the engine time to reach its normal operating temperature—once it’s hot, shut it off, open the hood, and do the following:
  1. Locate the oil fill cap on top of the oil reservoir. Unscrew it and set it aside.
  2. Position your oil drain pan underneath the reservoir’s drain hole.
  3. Check your owner’s manual for the correct socket size and use your socket wrench to remove the drain bolt and washer. Oil will then start draining into the pan below.
  4. As the oil drains, use the filter wrench to remove and replace the old filter.
  5. Once the flow of oil stops, replace the drain bolt and thread a new washer into place.
  6. Pour clean oil into the reservoir and replace the oil fill cap.
Once you’ve added the clean oil, switch the car on and let it run for 30 seconds to allow the oil time to cycle and enter the filter, then use a dipstick to ensure that the oil level reaches the “Max Fill” line and add oil if necessary.
When the reservoir is full, let the engine run for a few minutes and inspect for leaks—if everything looks good and you followed the instructions carefully, the oil pressure light on your Jeep’s dashboard should shut itself off.
Last but not least, you’ll need to dispose of the spent oil. Rather than dumping old oil in the garbage, empty it into a sealable container and take it to your local recycling center or an auto parts store that collects used oil.
has been so easy to use. I called a representative when I wanted some clarification, and they walked me through the entire process of finding a new rate for full coverage on my luxury vehicle.” —Beth G.
Jerry automatically checks if you are paying the lowest price for your insurance, for free.
Instantly compare top insurance companies
No spam or unwanted phone calls · No long forms
What insurance do you want to compare?
Estimate your repair costs for free with GarageGuard™
Simplify your car maintenance with Jerry.
Try GarageGuard™

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings