If the engine is the heart of the Mustang, the oil is like the blood running through its veins. Keeping track of your motor oil is one of the most crucial parts of car maintenance. Clean and full oil levels reduce wear to the engine and help keep any car on the road longer. For a high performance car like the Mustang, more oil is required so it’s important to know the best oil to use.
Below you’ll find the best oil for each engine type available for the 6th gen Ford Mustang.
While Ford may have discontinued the V6 Mustang in 2018, it still remains an affordable example of pony car enthusiasm. According to the owner’s manual, Ford recommends Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. The car holds 6 quarts of oil, which at $15 a quart, is $90 for a full oil change.
You can save a significant chunk of change by purchasing a 6-pack of Valvoline 5W-20 DuraBlend Synthetic Blend for $35.
The EcoBoost engine has some great selling points. 300+ horsepower and 31mpg helped it become the most popular model in the lineup. For the turbo-charged 4-cylinder Mustang in Ford’s lineup, they recommend Motorcraft SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. 5.7 Quarts are required for a full oil change which will run about $50.
You can save some money by using Castrol GTX High-Mileage SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend, which is sold in a pack of 6 for $30.
The beast found under the hood of the Mustang GT is impressive to say the least. The 460hp output of the 2018 model would have required a prancing horse on the wheel and an extra 100k just ten years ago. Like any high performance V8, the GT tends to be oil thirsty, which makes buying the right oil even more important.
Ford recommends Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil. Sold in both 1 and 5 quart varieties, 8 quarts are required for a full oil change.