I now have 2 vehicles, 2017 Pacifica and 2014 Sonata
Pacifica recommends 0W-20 oil
Sonata recommends 5W-20 oil
It would be very handy to carry only 1 type of synthetic oil in the garage.
The research I've done indicates that the difference between the 2 is very small. I do live in Northern Illinois, so seems like the nod would go to the 0W-20. The 0W-20 would be slightly better on cold startups, and assuming Chrysler wants the minor edge on mileage with the thinner oil?
Any thoughts or comments?
I agree 100% with bluetouring. They would love to have a reason to deny a warranty claim and that would do it. On a side note, the Pacifica takes exactly 5 quarts so you won't have left over oil. All you need to do is buy a 5 quarts container and your're all set.Since the Pacifica specifies 0W-20 stick with it and don't deviate cause down the road you don't want them to use it against you in a warranty coverage situation (document the oil change).
Checked the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-20Snip....................Also for warranty compliance make doubly sure that the synthetic oil you buy specifically says Chrysler MS-6395 on the container. Surprisingly, this rules out Mobile 1 Synthetic, but Mobile Super Synthetic and many other brands do meet this required Chrysler spec.
That's what I used last time too. Surprisingly, my drain plug's O-ring was torn. Dealer didn't sell just the oil ring so I had to buy entire bolt too with ring already attached ~$7Checked the Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-20
Yes, it's meets Chrysler MS-6395 spec