9 best engine oils for Volkswagen Polo

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The affordable price and good technical characteristics have made the Volkswagen Polo a very popular budget car in Russia. He has many fans who carefully operate and maintain their car. Most often, happy owners of new cars have to deal with changing engine oil. The choice of lubricant is a critical moment on which the durability of the engine depends. First of all, one should proceed from the recommendations of the manufacturer, who indicated in the service book the tolerance for the Russian conditions VW 502 00. The basic parameters of the oil must meet the requirements of the ACEA A3 class. However, there are a number of general tolerances, so the help of our experts will be very useful.

About the choice of engine oil for the Volkswagen Polo

Original engine oil is used on the factory conveyor and at official dealers. It is fully adapted to the VW Polo power unit, the manufacturer reliably protected the product from counterfeiting. The original was created taking into account the climatic conditions of Russia and the quality of fuel at gas stations. The only drawback, according to many motorists, is the high price. In addition, it will be quite problematic to purchase the original liquid in the province.

However, the automaker allows the use of a number of other brands of engine oils. Without fear, you can fill the motors with lubricants, which have the recommendations of the German auto giant.

But even if the product has not passed VW certification, this does not mean that the oil cannot be used in Polo cars. Experts believe that there are many high-quality motor oils on the Russian market, both synthetic and semi-synthetic.

Useful information can be obtained from Volkswagen Customer Service. VW 502 00 approval was selected specifically for Russia, it provides for a shortened replacement interval QG0 / QG2. If the vehicle is operated with the QG1 service interval, the manufacturer allows the use of lubricant with the designation 504 00 (Longlife). This type of technical fluid is characterized by high detergent properties, increased resistance to oxidation, effective counteraction to coking of the power unit.

We have selected the 9 best Volkswagen Polo engine oils for our review. All of them are presented in the Russian trade network. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine took into account the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of domestic motorists.

Rating of the best engine oils for Volkswagen Polo

Nomination a place Name of product price per liter
Rating of the best engine oils for Volkswagen Polo 1 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40 659 r
2 VOLKSWAGEN Special Plus 5W-40 751 RUB
3 SHELL Helix Ultra 5W-40 RUB 520
4 Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 5W-40 689 r
5 ZIC X9 5W-30 556 r
6 Castrol Edge 5W-40 717 RUB
7 MOBIL Super 3000 XE 5W-30 508 RUB
8 TOTAL Quartz INEO ECS 5W30 RUB 489
9 MOBIL Super 2000 X1 10W-40 390 RUB

Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40

Rating: 4.9

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Creating a universal motor oil Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40, chemists of the German company Liqui Moly applied an innovative technology for base synthesis. New additives have been added to the composition that do an excellent job of cleaning parts from carbon deposits and deposits. As a result, the resulting product is in no way inferior to traditional PAO-synthetics, favorably distinguished by a lower cost. Experts highly appreciated such qualities of engine oil as fluidity retention at low temperatures, economical consumption, and increased wear resistance. The lubricant has received recommendations from well-known VW car manufacturers, Porsche, Renault, Mercedes.

Domestic motorists Volkswagen Polo fully agree with the opinion of experts, responding positively about the technical characteristics of the oil.


  • affordable price;
  • high quality;
  • innovative technology;
  • profitability.


  • not found.

VOLKSWAGEN Special Plus 5W-40

Rating: 4.8

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The main engine oil at the VW plant is VOLKSWAGEN Special Plus 5W-40 synthetics. The product was specially developed for new cars with a mileage less than 100,000 km. Service centers that provide warranty service use the same lubricant. Experts explain the phrase Special Plus by the fact that the manufacturer's chemists have selected special additives for the engines of the VW model range. Synthetics in all respects meet the requirements of international standards and meet Volkswagen approvals. The product gets the second place in our review only for a high price.

It is this factor that has a deterrent effect on Russian motorists. This can be verified by analyzing user reviews. There are no complaints about the technical parameters.


  • stable viscosity;
  • excellent cleaning ability;
  • wear resistance;
  • special additives.


  • high price.

SHELL Helix Ultra 5W-40

Rating: 4.7

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The famous British-Dutch manufacturer of lubricants SHELL is among the top three. Helix Ultra 5W-40 occupies a special place in the rich line of motor oils. To create a synthetic base, the advanced Shell PurePlus technology was developed, which provides for the formation of an oil base from a gas mixture. The patented Active Cleansing Technology additives have been added to the base. As a result, the lubricating fluid provides the engine with extremely soft and quiet operation, the internal components of the engine always remain clean. The fact that the product was certified by such automakers as VW and Ferrari did not escape the attention of experts.

Russian VW Polo owners are pleased with the lubricating ability of the product. The only drawback is the presence of counterfeit products on the market.


  • advanced technology;
  • high washing ability;
  • quiet and soft engine operation;
  • affordable price.


  • there are fakes.

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 5W-40

Rating: 4.6

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Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 5W-40 engine oil has received approval from many well-known car manufacturers, including VW. It is suitable for a wide range of gasoline and diesel engines. The synthetic base is made using HC technology, special additives with a reduced concentration of chlorine, phosphorus and sulfur are added to it. Thanks to this approach, the German manufacturer managed to create a lubricant that is compatible with modern exhaust gas neutralization systems. Experts attributed the environmental friendliness of exhaust, wear resistance and cleanliness of parts to the advantages of oil.

The product stopped one step away from the top three for a number of reasons. Users consider the price high, some of them had to deal with fakes.


  • compatibility with modern neutralization systems;
  • good washing ability;
  • reduction of harmful emissions;
  • wear resistance.


  • high price;
  • a lot of fakes.

ZIC X9 5W-30

Rating: 4.5

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Since 2018, the entire ZIC X9 range has been made in Germany. Therefore, experts have no doubts about the quality of a lubricant. The product can be used in both gasoline and diesel engines. The basis of the product is Yubase + synthetics, into which modern additives are introduced. The oil is approved by VW factories, Audi, Skoda, Mercedes and Renault. The manufacturer offers 5 packaging options, ranging from 1 to 200 liters. The fluidity of the lubricant is maintained down to -40 ° C. So far, the German company weakly protects its product from counterfeiting, which affected the position in the review.

Many Russian Volkswagen Polo owners fill in the ZIC X9 5W-30. It attracts with an affordable price, good quality, quiet and soft engine operation. Some users do not have enough packaging in 5 liters.


  • German quality;
  • low temperature of thickening;
  • quiet and soft operation of the motor;
  • affordable price.


  • no containers of 5 l;
  • weak protection against counterfeiting.

Castrol Edge 5W-40

Rating: 4.4

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Castrol Edge 5W-40 engine oil is also made in Germany using the most advanced technology. Official dealers Volkswagen recommend filling it in engines of many models, including the Polo. Of all the advantages, the experts identified a stable viscosity in a wide temperature range and the retention of useful properties during operation. The lubricant is not afraid of high loads, increasing the service life of critical parts. Synthetics are resistant to various negative factors thanks to Fluid Strength Technology. Engine oil closes the TOP-6 of our review.

Russian owners of the Volkswagen Polo praise the German product for its soft work, durability, and affordable price. Negative reviews are most often associated with the purchase of a fake.


  • stable viscosity;
  • wear resistance;
  • not afraid of extreme loads;
  • affordable price.


  • a lot of fakes.

MOBIL Super 3000 XE 5W-30

Rating: 4.3

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Experts saw a good balance between price and technical characteristics in MOBIL Super 3000 XE 5W-30 engine oil. The Finnish manufacturer has created a universal lubricant that is suitable for both gasoline and diesel engines. When developing the product, the features of modern motors, where there are neutralizers and recirculation systems, were taken into account. Independent research has shown that the use of Finnish oil results in fuel savings and extended powertrain life.

For the Russian owners of Volkswagen Polo, the main advantages of the lubricant are its affordable price and presence in stores in most regions of the country. The disadvantage is that the oil darkens after about 3 thousand km of run.


  • acceptable price;
  • fuel economy;
  • widespread in Russian stores;
  • stability.


  • a lot of fakes;
  • difficult to buy in 5 liter containers.


Rating: 4.2

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Despite the fact that TOTAL Quartz INEO ECS 5W30 engine oil was developed for the new Peugeot and Citroen models, it is also in demand among Volkswagen Polo owners. This high-tech product has a low content of phosphorus and sulfur, which allows it to be used in modern engines with exhaust gas aftertreatment systems. Experts conducted independent tests of the lubricant, which showed a 3.5% reduction in fuel consumption.

Domestic owners of Volkswagen Polo appreciated the good quality of the French product, affordable price, comfortable engine operation, easy start in cold weather. Of the minuses, there is a weak protection against counterfeiting, as well as a deterioration in performance when using low-quality fuel.


  • low content of sulfur and phosphorus;
  • soft work of the motor;
  • affordable price;
  • stable viscosity.


  • weak protection against counterfeiting;
  • afraid of bad fuel.

MOBIL Super 2000 X1 10W-40

Rating: 4.1

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A worthy competitor to synthetic motor oils is semi-synthetics from Finland MOBIL Super 2000 X1 10W-40. Experts note in the product a combination of such important qualities as stable viscosity, good detergency, durability. Volkswagen Polo owners do not experience problems with starting the engine even in 30-degree frost. Semisynthetics are created using the most advanced technologies and have been approved by such car manufacturers as Mercedes, Volkswagen and AvtoVAZ. Lubricant closes our review.

Many Volkswagen Polo owners call Finnish oil the best semi-synthetics. Some users consider the price too high, and fakes have already appeared on the Russian market.


  • stable viscosity;
  • wear resistance;
  • good washing ability;
  • effective lubrication of parts in frost.


  • high price (for semi-synthetics);
  • there are fakes.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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