Totally agree. Non turbo, non GDI, dealer gave me 3 yrs of free oil changes and they use semi synthetic. I figure if they can warranty the engine for 100k, then semi synth is fine. If i did have the turbo, I would use full synth.I have the Nu MPi 2.0L Atkinson Cycle in a 2019 SEL.
I take it to the dealer every 4500-5k miles. They use a semi-syn 5-20. Not sure of the brand. I figure that if I take it to the dealer every 5k miles, even conventional oil would last that distance, and there would not be any warranty issues.
Also...they send me coupons all the time, so it is only a little more than me buying all the stuff and the time to do it myself. The last change was $43US and took a whopping 35 mins. They washed it too.
Just had the second oil change around 7,750 (first one was around 3k). The oil looked normal for having 4k miles.
I figure that all modern oils that meet the spec should at least go 5k mi. It would probably be more of a filtering issue at that point.
...my .2 cents...If I had the turbo engine, then I would definitely put a full synthetic in it. The turbo bearings would be what I would worry about...
I JUST BOUGHT A 2021 KONA SEL....lovely car....Hyundai now has 3 yrs or 30,000 miles FREE MAINTENANCE for oil changes, oil filter changes and tire rotations. When I asked the service manager if they used synthetic,he said "synthetic blend"... how often?... 7,500 miles or one year whatever comes first.Synthetic or not for a Kona oil change ?
Thanks for your input... I was told I could get synthetic but have to pay additional on the free service deal. Seems silly because synthetic oil is not that much more expensive. Will probably just get a synthetic oil change at about 2,000 for the first one, then go in for the free service at the one year anniversary. I normally do not put more than 6500 per year.You do not have a turbo, so semi synthetic is ok. Full synthetic come in the 1.6T and I would assume semi-syn. comes in the 2.0 liter. Semi-syn I would not go past 5,000 miles myself. Long hwy trips to work I would go no longer then 6,000. Turbo car max 3,750-4,000. Just be glad you don't have a turbo, because it seems these clowns at the dealership it seems want to ONLY put semi-syn in the turbo cars. So basically you can't take advantage of the free oil changes with the turbo because you could NEVER trust them to put in the right oil.
Yes, good idea to dump early. I myself would not trust the Hyundai dealer to put full synthetic in. I question if most even have it. If it was a VW dealership, I would not worry as much because they truly know how important good oil is to a turbo. To Hyundai "cheap oil is oil, and we changed your oil, so there, we did it".Thanks for your input... I was told I could get synthetic but have to pay additional on the free service deal. Seems silly because synthetic oil is not that much more expensive. Will probably just get a synthetic oil change at about 2,000 for the first one, then go in for the free service at the one year anniversary. I normally do not put more than 6500 per year.