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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Recommended Engine Oil

uuMaintenance Under the HooduRecommended Engine Oil  
Recommended Engine Oil  
Use a genuine engine oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable type and  
viscosity (for the ambient temperature) as shown in the image that follows.  
Engine Oil Additives  
Your vehicle does not require oil additives. In fact,  
they may adversely affect the engine performance  
and durability.  
Oil is a major contributor to your engine’s performance and longevity. If you drive  
the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged.  
The following seal indicates the oil is energy  
conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum  
Institute’s latest requirements.  
Genuine Engine Oil  
Commercial Engine Oil  
Honda Genuine Motor Oil  
API service SN or higher grade fuel-  
efficient oil  
API Certification Mark "Starburst"  
Ambient Temperature  
Ambient Temperature  
*1:Formulated to improve fuel economy.  
Synthetic oil  
You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal  
and is the specified viscosity grade.