What is the correct oil change interval for a 2023 Kia Sorento hybrid?

Hey everyone,

I have a 2023 Kia Sorento hybrid with about 12,000 miles on it. The dealership changed the oil at 7,400 miles, but the service notice just came on again, which surprised me. According to the maintenance schedule, oil changes are recommended every 7,500 miles. However, when I called the dealership, they said Kia suggests oil changes every 5,000 miles. When I mentioned the schedule, they still insisted on 5,000 miles.

I am confused about this inconsistency. Should I just rely on the dipstick and, if the oil looks fine, wait until 15,000 miles for the next change? They used synthetic total oil last time, so it’s not a matter of conventional oil being used.

Any advice? Thanks!

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The frequency of oil changes depends on several factors, including your car’s engine, its condition and your driving habits. For engines using synthetic oil, professionals suggest changing oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Turbocharged and conventional oil engines may need more frequent changes, typically every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Diesel engines can go longer between changes, often between 10,000 to 15,000 miles. Always refer to your vehicle’s manual for specific recommendations.

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Five thousand miles. If you desire the longevity of your engine, replace it every 5,000 miles. It is very advised to do this. The new SmartStream Engine II in these automobiles has an oil leak after 5,000 km. I am positive about this.