Volkswagen Polo Engine Oil Finder

The VW Polo is a solid small car that you can rely on. With its more classic looks and understated nature, the Polo isn't one to push itself to the fore, but it's always the down-to-earth choice as an alternative to stylish small cars. The popularity of the Polo has remained at a decent level for years - regular customers keep reaching for the small VW.

It may come as a surprise to some that the Polo has been around since 1975 - 45 years! - is built. That's almost as long as the Golf has been around, but the Polo has been comparatively quiet. The small car got its name from the sport of polo and from 1975 to 1981 the first Polo generation rolled off the assembly line. The sixth generation has been around since 2017, and thanks to the 2021 facelift, it looks modern and yet still restrained.

People like to get into a small car like the Polo because it is in the top league in its segment. The materials are of high quality and you don't have to worry about your own safety. It is also sufficient for the small family, because not much is left of the dimensions of the 1975 Polo. Anyone who has opted for a Golf in the past can now definitely consider the Polo. The hatchback offers space in the interior and trunk.

Motor oil is a vital part of your Volkswagen Polo's engine. It provides the much needed lubrication to many of the internal parts of an engine. One of its key job is to prevent wear and tear on the moving parts and helps keep the engine running smoothly. Without oil, the engine would cease up almost immediately.

Regularly checking and changing your Volkswagen Polo engine oil is really important. Every time you start and run your car, very fine by-products from the combustion in the engine will be collected in the engine oil. This is one of the reasons why over time the oil goes black. If these contaminants build up too much and exceed the capacity of the oil it can have a negative impact on your car’s overall efficiency and actually effect its performance as it creates sludge and increased wear in the engine block.

Every engine oil will have its viscosity grade labelled on the packaging. This will look something like 0W-20, 5W-30 or 5W-40. This grading is used to measure how thick / fluid the oil is and help ensure you buy the right oil for your car. The lower the viscosity grade of the oil, the more fluid and thinner it will be than those with a high grade (higher numbers) which will be much less running and thick.

So which engine oil should you buy for your Volkswagen Polo? Whether you are topping up your Volkswagen Polo oil or doing a full change of your Volkswagen Polo's oil it is really important that you use the correct grade of oil.

We have listed all the Volkswagen Polo models and engine types in the following table, as well as the correct engine oil grade for each of the cars. You can use the search and filter to easily find the right engine oil for your Volkswagen Polo.

Car Make & Model Year Oil Grade
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.0 TGI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.0 TGI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.0 TSI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.0 TSI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.6 Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.6 Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.6 TDI Diesel 2017,
2018,
2019
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 1.6 TDI Diesel 2020,
2021,
2022
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 2.0 TSI GTI Petrol 2017,
2018,
2019
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk VI) 2.0 TSI GTI Petrol 2020,
2021,
2022
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1 Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1 Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1 Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.0 TSI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.0 TSI Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.0 TSI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 12V Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 12V Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 12V Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TSI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TSI Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.2 TSI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 16V Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 16V Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 16V Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 BiFuel Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 BiFuel Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 BiFuel Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 GTI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 GTI Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 GTI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TDI Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TDI Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TDI Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TSI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TSI Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.4 TSI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 BiFuel Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 BiFuel Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 BiFuel Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2009,
2010,
2011
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.6 TDI Bluemotion Diesel 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.8 GTI Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.8 GTI Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 1.8 GTI Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 2.0 TSI R Petrol 2009,
2010,
2011
0W-40 or 5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 2.0 TSI R Petrol 2012,
2013,
2014
5W-40 or 5W-30
Volkswagen Polo (Mk V) 2.0 TSI R Petrol 2015,
2016,
2017
5W-40 or 5W-30


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Disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, no guarantee is given nor responsibility taken for errors or omissions in the database. Please check your vehicle's handbook or directly with the manufacturer to ensure you are using the correct oil.