2019 Jeep Cherokee Engine Oil Capacity

Your 2019 Jeep Cherokee has an engine oil capacity of six quarts. Here’s how to do your own oil changes.
Written by Nick Kunze
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
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The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is a compact SUV great for the city or off-roading. To keep your 2019 Jeep Cherokee working its best, you need to stay on top of your regular oil changes. To do so, you need to know your Jeep’s engine oil capacity.
Oil changes are a fact of life for car owners. Taking care of them at home is a great way to save some cash every year. Changing your oil at home isn’t hard, but there are certain things you need to know. First off is how much engine oil you can pour into your 2019 Cherokee.
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2019 Jeep Cherokee engine oil capacity

The 2019 Jeep Cherokee engine oil capacity depends on the type of engine under your hood.
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee is powered by either a 2.0 L 4-cylinder, a 2.4 L 4-cylinder, or a 3.2 L V6.
  • 2.0L engine: 5 quarts (4.7 liters)
  • 2.4L engine: 5.5 quarts (5.2 liters)
  • 3.2L engine: 6 quarts (5.6 liters)
The “2.0,” “2.4,” or “3.2” number is not your engine oil capacity—it’s simply the volume your engine’s cylinders take up (engine displacement). Be sure not to get these numbers confused. 
MORE: How much should an oil change cost?

What kind of oil does a 2019 Jeep Cherokee need?

The next question is what type of oil you’ll be putting in your 2019 Jeep Cherokee. With many different types of engine oil available on the market, it is important to only use the recommended type. 
The 2019 Jeep Cherokee needs full synthetic oil, which is specially mixed to give the best results. It’s more expensive than conventional oil, but it lasts longer. 
Specifically, your owner’s manual recommends SAE 5W-30 fully synthetic motor oil. These numbers indicate the viscosity of the oil, which is how thick it is when running through your engine. 
The first number is the viscosity at cold temperatures, while the second is the viscosity at your engine’s regular operating temperature (around 212 degrees F). 

How often to change oil on a 2019 Jeep Cherokee

While synthetic oil is designed to last longer than conventional oil (you can often get 7,500 to 10,000 miles out of a batch of synthetic oil), it’s still best to adhere to your manufacturer’s recommended oil change timeline. 
Jeep recommends changing your 2019 Jeep Cherokee engine oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Doing so will ensure your car is running healthily.
However, there are signs to watch out for that indicate you’ll need an oil change sooner than the recommended interval. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues, it’s time to get your oil changed: 
  • Motor oil that needs changing is dark brown or black (Clean oil is light brown or amber, like tea)
  • Motor oil feels coarse or gritty 
  • Unfamiliar noises coming from the engine 
  • New smells, especially anything that smells like oil, smoke, or burning
  • Changes in your vehicle’s performance
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How to change your oil and oil filter

With all the above information, you’re ready to do the job and change your oil at home. Doing so will take 30 minutes to an hour. 
The first step is to assemble a few
essential car tools and supplies
. To change your oil, you’ll need:
  • Socket wrench 
  • Drain pan
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement filter
  • Bottle of engine oil
With these materials ready, run your car for a few minutes. The oil will drain better if the engine is closer to normal engine operating heat. Don’t make it so hot that it is dangerous to work on your engine, however.
Now it’s time to pop the hood and get to work! Follow these steps to change your oil:
  • Remove the fill cap
  • Place the drain pan under the drain bolt, then remove the drain bolt
  • Let the engine oil drain
  • Replace your old oil filter with a new oil filter
  • Once the oil is drained, replace the drain bolt using a new washer
  • Fill your engine with fresh oil
  • Replace the fill cap
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.
With all this done, let your engine run to check for leaks or Check Engine lights. 
The final step is disposing of the old oil—don’t just dump it! You’ll need to bring the old oil to a recycling facility in a sealed container.

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