1. Genuine Ford Fluid XO-5W20-5Q3SP SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

2. TOTAL 185642-12PK Quartz 9000 Future XT 5W-20 Engine Oil

3. Castrol 06240 EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

4. Idemitsu Full Synthetic 0W-20 Engine Oil SN/GF-5

5. Mobil 1 Super 112911 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

6. Genuine Ford Fluid XO-5W30-5QSP SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

7. Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

8. Idemitsu 30010091-95300C020 Full Synthetic 5W-20 Engine Oil

9. Castrol 03086 EDGE Extended Performance 5W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

10. RAVENOL J1A1504 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil

11. Red Line 15205 5W20 Motor Oil

12. Idemitsu 30010099-95300C020 Full Synthetic 5W-30 Engine Oil

13. TOTAL 185673-12PK Quartz 9000 Future FGC 5W-30 Engine Oil

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14. Castrol 03093 GTX 10W-30 Motor Oil

15. Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

16. Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

5W-20 or 10W-30? Synthetic or conventional? Cheap or expensive? Similar to choosing a pair of sneakers, what you decide to put in the engine of your Ford can have a big impact on how it behaves on asphalt. If your engine oil is too viscous, you run the risk of waking up to a car that will not tip over at all; if it is too thin, you may need to change your oil more regularly due to a faster burn rate.

Best synthetic oil for Ford Explorer

1. Genuine Ford Fluid XO-5W20-5Q3SP SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

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With this Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 qt, you ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and efficiently. It is manufactured with a high viscosity index; high quality synthetic/hydro processed base oils and specially developed performance additives. These components help minimize engine deposits and wear and protect against high-temperature oxidation and turbocharger deposits, low-temperature gelling, rust corrosion and foaming. The friction-reducing technology in this synthetic Motorcraft engine oil offers excellent wear protection and energy-saving properties. These benefits result in a significant improvement in fuel consumption compared to SAE 5W-30 and 10W-30 engine oils. This Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 qt, is exactly what you need to get the most out of your car’s engine.

Pros:

  • Ideal for most engines
  • Easy to use
  • High-quality car engine oil
  • Recommended by the Ford Motor Company to meet the warranty conditions.
  • It is API-certified for ILSAC GF-5 Petrol Engine Service and meets API SN/Resource Conserving.

Cons:

  • None

2. TOTAL 185642-12PK Quartz 9000 Future XT 5W-20 Engine Oil

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TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 engine oil 5W-20 of the TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 line, produced by synthetic technology, provides a high degree of protection against wear and tear and deposits, as well as long-term protection of modern exhaust gas after treatment systems due to low phosphorus content in the composition.

This multi-stage, high-performance synthetic engine oil has been developed to meet or exceed the requirements of the gasoline engines of today’s domestic and Asian vehicles – naturally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged! Quartz 9000 Future lubricants use TOTAL’s fuel-saving technology to improve performance while delivering real savings. Available in SAE 5W-20/SAE 5W-30/SAE 10W-30. Always read the instruction manual before using engine oil.

Pros:

  • Reduced environmental impact: reduced fuel consumption by 3.55% according to the official ACEA test M111FE.
  • Protection of exhaust after treatment systems: thanks to its low phosphorus content, this oil optimizes the operation of the three-component catalyst, preventing its poisoning. Thus, 5W-20 TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 FUTURE EcoB engine oil helps to reduce NOx, HC and CO emissions.
  • Engine wear protection and cleanliness of engine parts: effective detergent-dispersant additives provide reliable protection against the formation of unfavorable deposits.
  • Engine protection and cleanliness: 5W20 oil contains detergent-dispersant additives and therefore offers the best possible protection against wear and deposits in its category.
  • Easy cold start: cold start is easy due to good oil flow at low temperatures.
  • Interval between oil changes: the possibility of extending the oil change intervals is limited by the vehicle’s operating mode, so please always refer to the vehicle’s operating manual

Cons:

  • Price is slightly too high

3. Castrol 06240 EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

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20.000 miles between drain intervals guaranteed. Recommended for heavy duty applications such as towing, high performance travel, frequent short haul or idle, dusty, humid or extreme temperature environment Developed with liquid titanium technology that provides maximum strength under pressure Reduces metal-to-metal contact across a range of different travel speeds Reduces the formation of engine deposits, to maximize the engine response Best advanced fully synthetic money can buy API SN, ILSAC GF-5, ACEA A1/B1, Meets Ford WSS-M2C947-A, meets the requirements of the engine tests of Chrysler MS-6395 Castrol recommends the use of Bosch oil filters.

This oil has a weight of SAE 0W-20, i.e. it has a SAE viscosity of 0 at cold temperatures and a viscosity of 20 at normal operating temperature. Always read your vehicle’s owner’s manual to make sure it is the correct weight of engine oil for your vehicle.

This oil is a full synthetic oil, i.e. crude oil is not used in its production. Synthetic oil can be used in vehicle engines instead of engine oils refined from crude oil and often offers better mechanical performance than conventional engine oil, including higher gas mileage and less engine wear at extreme temperatures. Due to its complex production process, it can often cost more than conventional engine oil.

Pros:

  • Recommended for heavy-duty applications such as towing, high performance driving, frequent short trips or idling, dusty, humid or extreme temperature conditions.
  • Developed with fluid-titanium technology to provide maximum strength under pressure.
  • Reduces metal-to-metal contact over a range of travel speeds.
  • Reduces the formation of engine deposits to maximize engine response.
  • The best advanced full synthetic products you can buy.

Cons:

  • None

4. Idemitsu Full Synthetic 0W-20 Engine Oil SN/GF-5

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Idemitsu full synthetic engine oil is reliable and offers exceptional protection. With this oil it improves engine performance.

The synthetic base oil and friction-reducing technology help the engine run smoothly. This keeps the engine intact and delivers great power.

When engine oil is cheap, it allows deposits to build up and wear out when the weather changes. However, this 0W-20 engine oil from Idemitsu is different.

The viscosity does not change even under worse conditions. Instead, it ensures proper lubrication and engine cleaning.

The high technical quality of this oil makes it an excellent choice. It provides a tight seal and allows complete fuel combustion.

This results in less soot adhering to the pistons and other components. This top class 0W-20 synthetic oil in turn helps to reduce overall emissions.

Pros:

  • Perfect engine cleaning
  • Minimizes emissions
  • Frictionless additives
  • Compatibility with wide engines

Cons:

  • Only available for petrol engines
  • You will only receive 946 mL oil.

5. Mobil 1 Super 112911 5W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

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Mobil Super Synthetic 5W-20 is a full synthetic engine oil formulation designed to extend engine life in vehicles of all ages. 5W-20 is the recommended viscosity for most new Ford and Chrysler vehicles, as well as for many Honda and Toyota vehicles before 2011. It helps extend engine life by protecting engine parts from the wear and tear and high temperatures associated with stop-and-go driving. Like all Premium Mobil Super engine oils, you receive the Mobil Super engine warranty against oil-related engine failures. For ultimate protection and performance, Mobil 1 5W-20, an advanced full synthetic engine oil, is recommended.

Pros:

  • Helps extend engine life in vehicles of all ages.
  • High temperature protection up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Helps reduce engine wear, prevent sludge build-up and control oil consumption.
  • Exceeds conventional and synthetic blends

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the stores

6. Genuine Ford Fluid XO-5W30-5QSP SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

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Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil is manufactured with high viscosity, high quality synthetic/hydro processed base oils and specially formulated high performance additives that help minimize engine deposits and wear, protect against high temperature oxidation and turbocharger deposits, low temperature gelling, rust corrosion and foaming. The friction-reducing technology in this engine oil offers excellent wear protection and energy-saving properties, resulting in a significant improvement in fuel consumption compared to SAE 10W-30 engine oils.

Pros:

  • High-quality car engine oil
  • Recommended by the Ford Motor Company that meets the warranty conditions.
  • It is API-certified for ILSAC GF-5 Petrol Engine Service and meets API SN/Resource Conserving.

Cons:

  • None

7. Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

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Valvoline MaxLife is specially designed for high mileage cars. This synthetic oil can effectively prevent engine oil leakage. It contains additional wear protection and cleaning agents that remove sludge and debris. Valvoline MaxLife contains antioxidants that have been shown to prevent oil damage to the engine of your car.

Valvoline MaxLife High Mileage 5W-30 Engine Oil (5 qt) is specifically designed to combat the four major causes of engine failure: Leaks, deposits, friction and mud. Through its advanced synthetic compound formulation, it offers increased wear protection, special seal conditioners, additional detergents and antioxidants that help maximize engine life. Specially formulated to meet the needs of cars as they are over 75,000 miles old, and its advanced formula can be used in newer cars to prevent the causes of engine damage before they even begin.

Pros:

  • Excellent performance in tackling the four main causes of engine failure: Leaks, friction, deposits, sludge, etc.
  • Special seal conditioners regenerate the seals in the engine block to prevent oil leaks.
  • Additional friction-reducing additives help improve fuel efficiency and performance.
  • Increased antioxidants reduce oil degradation and prevent the formation of engine clogging sludge and deposits.
  • Advanced dispersants bind to contaminants and combustion by-products to prevent sludge formation.
  • Additional advanced ash-free anti-wear agents prevent premature engine wear.

Cons:

  • None

8. Idemitsu 30010091-95300C020 Full Synthetic 5W-20 Engine Oil

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Idemitsu Kosan Co. was founded in 1911 in Moji, Kita-Kyushu. It produces fuel products and basic chemicals, lubricants, engineering plastics, performance chemicals, organic light emitting diode (OLED) materials. Idemitsu develops clean and energy efficient products.

The container for this oil is 5 liters. Its high-quality friction modifying additive technologies and synthetic base oils save fuel. It protects the engine from wear and tear and minimizes the formation of deposits under any conditions. This means less oil is burnt and emissions are avoided. Reviewing your car’s owner’s manual is essential when selecting the oil that best suits your car.

With Idemitsu 30010091-530 C020 full synthetic 5W-20 engine oil, the engine achieves the highest levels of power, torque and efficiency. This eliminates the number of waste oils.

Pros:

  • Motor protection against wear and tear
  • Elimination of emissions
  • Maximum fuel consumption
  • High level of performance

Cons:

  • It works best with gasoline engines.

9. Castrol 03086 EDGE Extended Performance 5W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil

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Castrol EDGE Extended Performance is Castrol’s most advanced full synthetic engine oil. It offers ultimate performance for extended runoff of 20,000 miles or an entire year. Castrol EDGE Extended Performance with Fluid TITANIUM technology is the first choice for drivers of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and SUVs who demand outstanding performance and protection over a full year or 20,000 miles. Create exhilarating performance with any drive.

Pros:

  • Recommended for heavy-duty applications such as towing, high performance driving, frequent short trips or idling, dusty, humid or extreme temperature conditions.
  • Developed with fluid-titanium technology to provide maximum strength under pressure.
  • Reduces metal-to-metal contact over a range of travel speeds.
  • Reduces the formation of engine deposits to maximize engine response.
  • The best advanced full synthetic products you can buy.

Cons:

  • None

10. RAVENOL J1A1504 SAE 5W-20 Motor Oil

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RAVENOL Super Fuel Economy SFE 5W-20 is a top product for modern passenger cars with gasoline and diesel engines of the latest generation. Due to the USVO technology we achieve an extremely high viscosity stability. We avoid and exploit the disadvantages of polymer viscosity improvers. This improves engine protection, performance, engine cleanliness and oil change intervals. USVO technology allows the product to be extremely resistant to oxidation and to shear losses throughout the change interval. This unique technology enables faster lubrication of the oil, minimizing friction and keeping the engine clean and efficient.

RAVENOL Super Fuel Economy SFE SAE 5W-20 utilizes the positive properties of tungsten to smooth the engine surface structure, reduce friction and wear and significantly improve mechanical efficiency. RAVENOL Super Fuel Economy SFE SAE 5W-20 has a high viscosity index due to its formulation with special base oils. The formulation avoids premature fuel ignition LSPI (Low Speed Prevention) and thus prevents engine damage. Recommended for turbo gasoline engines with direct injection (Turbo-GDI). RAVENOL Super Fuel Economy SFE SAE 5W-20 contributes to the protection of the environment by reducing emissions. RAVENOL Super Fuel Economy SFE SAE 5W-20 minimizes friction, wear and fuel consumption with excellent cold start characteristics. RAVENOL SFE 5W-20 also meets extended oil change intervals according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

Pros:

  • Excellent corrosion protection even at high speeds protects the longevity of the engine.
  • Excellent washing and dispersing properties for trouble-free engine operation.
  • Excellent properties due to the use of fully synthetic base oils
  • Excellent cold start behavior even at low temperatures
  • Fast lubrication of the motor even at temperatures below -30 °C
  • Low tendency to evaporation, therefore lower oil consumption

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the store

11. Red Line 15205 5W20 Motor Oil

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Full synthetic ester-based formula for cars, SUVs, sports cars and boats. Excellent wear resistance and significant reduction of friction in a wide working range. Good detergent properties allow for longer service intervals improved fuel economy and piston ring operation to increase power. Excellent high-temperature stability and resistance to oxidation improve lubrication of hot metal parts compared to other synthetic oils. A high viscosity index provides a thicker oil film in the bearings and gears. Reduced oil consumption by improving piston ring efficiency all products are fully compatible with conventional and synthetic engine oils.

Pros:

  • Full synthetic ester formula for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, high-performance vehicles and marine applications.
  • Designed for maximum protection, efficiency, cleanliness and excellent drain intervals.
  • Excellent wear protection and friction reduction over a wide operating range.
  • The high cleaning power enables longer drain intervals and ensures increased cleanliness.
  • Improved fuel economy and ring seal for better performance
  • Superior high temperature resistance and oxidation resistance increase the lubrication of pig iron compared to other synthetics.

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the store

12. Idemitsu 30010099-95300C020 Full Synthetic 5W-30 Engine Oil

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The container contains 5 quarts. In addition to 5w-20, it provides the engine with amazing protection against wear. The high piston cleanliness reduces green gas emissions. This protects the emission control systems and eliminates fuel consumption. It minimizes the formation of deposits, even under complicated conditions.

It contains turbos and is designed for powerful engines. With the specific technology, the engine serves long time.

Pros:

  • Eliminated gas emissions
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Durable engine service
  • Long service life

Cons:

  • It is pretty expensive.

13. TOTAL 185673-12PK Quartz 9000 Future FGC 5W-30 Engine Oil

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Total 5W30 Quartz Future 9000 NFC is a new generation of synthetic oil based on fuel conservation technology (which can save up to three percent of fuel per year). It was developed to meet the most stringent requirements of the world’s leading automotive industry, both for gasoline and diesel engines. Application: Especially suitable for gasoline engines with turbine and direct injection. It can be used for any operating conditions (city, highway, off-road), regardless of the season. In addition, the oil is perfect for all engines with catalysts that use liquefied gas or unleaded fuel. Advantages of Total 5W30 Quartz Future 9000 NFC engine oil: Thanks to its synthetic properties, and consequently its excellent acid-resistance properties, it allows you to significantly increase the oil change intervals in the crankcase. It guarantees easy start-up even in frosty conditions and saves a lot of money on fuel and maintains a stable oil film even at high temperatures. Total Quartz 9000 Future NFC 5W-30 exceeds the most stringent requirements of modern manufacturers of gasoline and diesel passenger car engines (since 2000 model year).

Pros:

  • Reduced environmental impact: reduced fuel consumption by 3% compared to standard oil 15W-40 according to the official ACEA test M111FE.
  • Engine protection and cleanliness: the oil contains detergent-dispersant additives and offers the best possible protection against wear and deposits in its category
  • Easy cold start: cold start is easy due to good oil flow at low temperatures.
  • Interval between oil changes: the possibility of extending the oil change intervals is limited by the vehicle’s operating mode, so please always refer to the vehicle’s operating manual.

Cons:

  • None

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14. Castrol 03093 GTX 10W-30 Motor Oil

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Castrol GTX is one of the world’s most trusted engine oils. It is more than just oil. It is a fluid technology that protects against the problems your engine encounters every day. Harsh driving conditions can lead to the formation of a thick, tar-like substance called mud. Mud can block the vital oil channels of your engine like cholesterol and if not treated, it can deprive an engine of energy and eventually rob its life. Castrol GTX Double Action Formula cleans old mud and protects against new mud formation better than hard industry standards. Castrol GTX extends the life of your engine.

Pros:

  • Excellent protection against engine sludge, measured in Sequence VG sludge test.
  • Extended protection against viscosity and thermal degradation.
  • High-quality base oils and wear protection additives to extend the service life of your engine.
  • Helps minimize oil consumption

Cons:

  • None

15. Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil 10W-30

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Pennzoil Platinum full synthetic SAE 10W-30 engine oil is made from natural gas and not crude oil. It was developed specifically from our revolutionary PurePlus Gas-to-Liquid technology, a patented process that converts pure natural gas into a high-quality, fully synthetic base oil. Our high quality base oil is 99.5% pure, contains less impurity than crude base oils and, in combination with our advanced additive technology, forms one of the best formulations in our Pennzoil portfolio. Modern engine technologies have evolved over the years and today’s engine parts have reached an unprecedented level of fine manufacturing tolerances that require a high quality engine oil to provide complete engine protection. This includes protection against abnormal combustion phenomena such as slow pre-ignition observed in modern turbocharged gasoline direct injection (TGDI) engines.

Pros:

  • Developed for a high quality base oil using our revolutionary PurePlus Gas-to-Liquid technology in combination with a powerful additive system.
  • Protects against the effects of low speed pre-ignition (LSPI) in modern turbocharged engines.
  • Provides better fuel economy that helps you drive an extra 550 miles per year compared to a dirty engine.
  • Provides unsurpassed wear protection by preventing engine parts from coming into contact.

Cons:

  • None

16. Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

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Valvoline MaxLife 10W-30 synthetic engine oil is specially designed to extend the life of high mileage engines. The synthetic mixing formula contains special additives specifically designed to solve the problems of older engines. It is a mixture of manufactured and high-quality conventional raw materials with sealing and cleaning agents, fiction modifiers and wear protection additives. They offer performance advantages for engines with high mileage, new builds and conversions. Switch to MaxLife Valvoline engine oil to give your high mileage car or truck the extra protection it needs to run for long periods. The MaxLife formula is designed to combat the four major causes of engine leaks, deposits, mud and friction. The five-quarter version of the synthetic mixed engine oil means fewer bottles overfill your garage. It is generally the right size for an oil change for most standard vehicles. Rely on Valvoline MaxLife 10W-30 Synthetic Engine Oil to take care of your valuable ride.

Pros:

  • Designed for high mileage engines
  • Special seal conditioners regenerate the seals in the engine block to prevent oil leaks that lead to sludge and deposits.
  • Antioxidant additives reduce oil viscosity degradation to prevent engine sludge from clogging and deposits from forming.
  • Detergents chemically combine with and remove existing sludge and deposits.
  • Additional friction-reducing additives help to reduce wear in the engine.
  • Wear protection agents help to prevent engine damage.

Cons:

  • It’s pricey

However, that is just the tip of the engine oil iceberg. Here are some additional helpful advice on choosing the right auto oil for your Ford.

SAE 5W-20 (Premium Synthetic Blend) – Ford Edge (3.5L) | Ford Escape | Ford Explorer (3.5L Duratec) | Ford Super Duty (6.8L) | Ford Flex (3.5L Duratec) | Ford Fusion | Ford Mustang (5.0L) | Ford Taurus (3.5L Duratec)

XW-XX: What does it all mean?

The anatomy of the engine oil can be confusing. For the nonprofessional, the first set on the front (XW) represents the flow rate or viscosity of the oil at 0 degrees Celsius. The second set (XX) represents the viscosity at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. For example, 10W-30 oil thickened more than 5W-20 in cold weather, but 5W-20 thinned faster than 10W-30 at higher temperatures – without considering the additives commonly found in engine oils. Read our new review about Best oil for Ford Expedition!

Choosing Motor Oil for Your Ford

Getting an oil change is one of the easiest and most important ways to take care of your vehicle. It ensures that your engine runs smoothly and efficiently, ensuring comparatively high fuel efficiency and extended vehicle life. However, the mere task of picking oils for your Ford engine can be daunting. Not only are there several brands, but they also vary in overall quality and viscosity.

Oil Viscosity

If you are looking for engine oil, you will notice a term consisting of a series of numbers followed by the letter W, which represents its viscosity at low temperatures, and a second series of numbers representing its viscosity at high temperatures. Normally the oil dilutes with heat and thickens as it cools. For example, 10W-30 oil has a lower viscosity in cold and heat than 20W-50 for example. The benefits of a high viscosity oil vary depending on temperature: high viscosity oil prevents consumption at higher temperatures and improves vehicle operation in cold weather. Viscosity varies according to the different types of engine oils: conventional oil, synthetic oil and synthetic blend.

Conventional oil

Conventional oil is what Ford generally uses in the manufacture of its vehicles. It is ideal for them, as the drivers cover the first 5,000 miles on the engine. (This is considered a “break-in period”.) With the designations 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30, conventional oil covers the full range of light commercial vehicles on the road. It is better to stay with conventional oil if you do not want to disturb the fact that your Ford is used to it from the start. It is also the cheapest oil on the market. The comparatively lower price, however, is, well, a price; it does not behave as well in extreme driving conditions, such as an unusually hot Georgia summer day.

Full synthetic oil

In comparison, synthetic oil is practically refined. Therefore, it is the best oil if you want something that works great in both hot and cold temperatures, which means it remains a great lubricant in the heat and flows better in the cold. It is also perfect for high-tech or performance-oriented engines. Therefore, if you have a Mustang or an expedition, it might do you some good to work with synthetic oil. It also provides excellent protection against deposits, extending the intervals between oil changes. However, because of its benefits, synthetic oil is more expensive than conventional oil, and depending on what type of Ford you have, your engine may not be made to run at all.

Synthetic blend oil

With synthetic mixed oil, you get practically the best of both worlds. Mixing the above oils provides less volatility, which increases fuel consumption and performance at high temperatures. Therefore, it is especially good for, say, your F-Series or any other Ford pickup truck or SUV. On the cost side, they are expected to fall between conventional oil and synthetic oil.

Which oil is best for you?

Always look at the manual as a guide to what is best for your Ford engine. Depending on your vehicle, Ford may recommend one type or allow a second type for your oil changes to work as it should. At Five Star Ford Lincoln, we use only high quality Valvoline engine oil for our services.

Why does synthetic oil cost more than conventional oil?

There is a good chance that you have never used synthetic engine oil in your vehicle because it is more expensive. Nevertheless, why is it more expensive? Synthetic oil is made from higher quality additives that allow it to last longer and work more effectively than conventional oil. While conventional engine oil can work for some older vehicles in temperate climates, synthetic engine oil helps to keep a new or high quality engine cleaner and more efficient in the end and to flow better at extreme temperatures.

Advantages of synthetic oil

Synthetic engine oil can be more expensive, but also offers you the best value for money in the long run. Synthetic oil takes longer to degrade and flows better at extremely high or low temperatures. By using synthetic oil, engines that tend to accumulate sludge can live longer without overheating. Because synthetic engine oil lasts longer than conventional engine oil, you do not have to change your oil as often. Even if you pay more, you will not have to go so often, which will save you money in the long run with a healthier vehicle.

Ford Explorer motor oil recommendations

Synthetic oils. Help keep the engine in your Ford or Lincoln vehicle in top condition with a synthetic engine oil recommended by the Ford Motor Company. Synthetic oil is designed to achieve more lubrication and better performance in the engine of your Ford or Lincoln vehicle.

Ford Explorer engine oil type

Always follow the operating instructions of your vehicle when removing engine oil. If required for full synthetic 5W-20, use full synthetic 5W-20. These automotive engineers know what they are doing. How to choose motor oil.

Engine oil grades for Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer 2019, Super SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil

1997, Pro High Performance™ SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Ford Explorer 4.0L

Ford Explorer 2017, SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Ford Explorer engine oil price

The average cost of a Ford Explorer oil change is between $172 and $202, with labor costs estimated to be between $39 and $50, and parts between $133 and $152.

Recommended oil for Ford Explorer

5W-30

Ford Explorer engine oil capacity

Model: Ford Explorer (1995 – ) (USA)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Explorer 2.0 EcoBoost (2012 – 2016) EcoBoost 5.4 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 2.3 EcoBoost (2016 – ) EcoBoost 5.4 Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Use: Severe
6 months/ 5 000 miles
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Explorer 2.3 EcoBoost AWD (2016 – ) EcoBoost 5.4 Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Use: Severe
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Explorer 3.5 V6 (2011 – 2011) Duratec 35 5.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 (2012 – 2016) Ti-VCT 5.7 Use: Severe
5 000 milesUse: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 (2017 – ) Ti-VCT 5.7 Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Use: Severe
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Explorer 3.5 V6 4×4 (2011 – 2011) Duratec 35 5.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 AWD (2012 – 2016) Ti-VCT 5.7 Use: Severe
5 000 miles
Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 3.5 Ti-VCT V6 AWD (2017 – ) Ti-VCT 5.7 Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Use: Severe
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost V6 AWD (2013 – 2016) EcoBoost 5.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost V6 AWD (2017 – ) EcoBoost 5.7 Use: Flexible (max)
10 000 miles/ 12 months
Use: Severe
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Explorer 4.0 V6 (1995 – 2002) 4.7 Use: Normal
8 000 km
Use: Severe
5 000 km
Explorer 4.0 V6 (2002 – 2006) 4.7 8 000 km/ 12 months
Explorer 4.0 V6 (2006 – 2010) 4.7 Use: Normal
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Use: Severe
3 000 miles/3 months/200 hours
Explorer 4.0 V6 4×4 (2006 – 2010) 4.7 Use: Normal
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Use: Severe
3 000 miles/3 months/200 hours
Explorer 4.6 V8 (2002 – 2006) Triton 5.7 8 000 km/ 12 months
Explorer 4.6 V8 (2006 – 2010) 5.7 Use: Normal
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Use: Severe
3 000 miles/3 months/200 hours
Explorer 4.6 V8 4×4 (2006 – 2010) 5.7 Use: Normal
6 months/ 5 000 miles
Use: Severe
3 000 miles/3 months/200 hours
Explorer 4.9 V6 (1996 – 2002) 4.7 Use: Normal
8 000 km
Use: Severe
5 000 km

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Hey, I’m David. I’ve worked in a cars store for 6 years. I write reviews and guides, helping people to choose the most suitable technicals and best product for them. I’m happy to finally share my knowledge of the industry here, on CarnesMechanical.

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