Product Comparison: Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 vs Mobil 1 5W-30

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General Specifications
Mobil 1
Platinum 5W-30
About the Product
Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage with Pure Plus is a first of its kind full synthetic high mileage motor oil made from natural gas and designed to deliver less oil burn off than other high mileage oils. Pure Plus Technology is our patented, revolutionary gas-to-liquid process which converts natural gas into a bas oil with lower friction, better low temperature properties and greater stability than conventional motor oil made from crude. Because our base oil is made from natural gas, it is crystal clear with fewer of the impurities found in crude oil, the start for many other traditional and synthetic motor oils. From that pure, clear base we add our high performance additives to create Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage with Pure Plus.
Mobil 1™ 5W-30 is an advanced full synthetic engine oil designed to keep your engine running like new by providing exceptional wear protection, cleaning power and overall performance. Mobil 1 5W-30 meets or exceeds the requirements of the industry's toughest standards and outperforms our conventional oils. Mobil 1 technology comes as standard equipment in many different vehicles, including select high-performance vehicles.
Key Specs
SAE Viscosity Grade
Engine Type
Diesel / Gazoline
5 quart(s)
1 quart(s)
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 5 quart High Mileage Motor Oil
  • I know it's subjective, but I've been changing oil since 1981 and I really believe my cars' engines run quieter and consume less fuel with this oil (vs Mobil 1 and others). Minus one star for expensive, though.
  • I had been using another brand of synthetic oil in the little 2.2L motor in my Cobalt since day one and it's been doing well, I bought this oil due to the great price and rebate
  • This has been a great oil in my Jeep 4.0 engine (2001 XJ) approaching 200k miles. I don’t automatically buy the idea of a high mileage oil, I just want a product of quality, with the right additive package for my needs.
  • A little research and you will find this is quality oil and superior to most on the shelves. I got this with rebate, lower cost than a jug of conventional at the time.
  • The best oil that I have ever used in my vehicle.
Mobil 1 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil
  • I switched to Mobile 1 recently, no more engine heat, no more tapping noise and never going back to any other oil. It's at 198,000 miles now and I know I can get another 100,000 out her if I stick to Mobile 1...
  • I've used this syn Mobil or Full synthetic Amsoil for years and never changed my oil under the recommended 7500 mile change period on our Infiniti & Land Cruiser engines. Both run like brand new and never burn any oil and I have ran Mobil extended 15,000 mi oil to 10k several times.
  • This is the only oil I use for my 2004 tacoma and it still runs well. It's a toyota so itll run well regardless
  • The engine quieted on start up, and smoothed out. I also always use Motorcraft oil filters since new. I have driven approximately 500 miles since the change over. The engine is quiet and smooth. I am satisfied that the Mobile 1 synthetic oil solved my noisy engines problem.
  • I first used Mobil 1 in a 1978 Ford F150 4X4 with a 351M engine. I removed the oil pan at 150000 miles to examine the bearings and crankshaft. There was minimal wear on all bearings and crankshaft. The surfaces were mirror smooth without any scoring on any surface.
Size & Weight
12.7 in.
8.6 in.
8.1 in.
4.2 in.
4.6 in.
2.5 in.
9.25 lbs.
2.03 lbs.
Canister Material
Temperature Range
-54.4°F up to 435.2°F
-43.6°F up to 446°F
Chrysler MS-6395, Ford WSS-M2C930-A, Ford WSS-M2C945-A, Ford WSS-M2C929-A, Ford WSS-M2C946-A, Ford WSS-M2C947-A, GM 6094M, GM 4718M (Corvette and Cadillac)
General Motors Service Fill dexos1™ Gen 2 (license number D10104GH015), Honda/Acura HTO-06
GM dexos1, Honda/Acura HTO-06, Volvo
General Motors 4718M, General Motors 6094M
ACEA Classification
A1/B1-10, A1/B1-12
A1/B1, A5/B5
API Classification
Conditions Seals on older engines and helps reduce leaks and oil consumption, Keeps pistons up to 40% cleaner than the toughest industry standards, Provides faster low temperature oil flow and protects in extreme heat
Advanced full synthetic formula, Outstanding thermal and oxidation stability, Excellent low-temperature capabilities
What customers say about "Features"
Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30 5 quart High Mileage Motor Oil
  • These two oils, every time I’ve used them, have resulted in the lowest wear numbers and highest levels of the additives I want to see.
  • I plan on keeping this for 7K miles, I will update my review then, or if anything goes wrong.
  • Great oil for an excellent value. Stays clean.
  • I would have a string knocking when the engine was cold. I am pleased this oil eliminated that problem! I would buy it again.
  • The only thing I noticed is that the cam chain made a little noise on start-up for maybe a second or two, it still does this but it is less noticeable and for a shorter duration, the motor also idles a little quieter.
Mobil 1 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil
  • I have been purchasing this motor oil for my 2013 Chevrolet Cruze. I need motor oil that is Dexos approved, and this specific one is. It is good quality and I have never had a problem with this brand.
  • I use Mobil 1 full synthetic 5w-30 high mileage on my 1996 Honda Accord LX 4 cyl 2.2 F22 naturally aspirated engine. She had 132,232 K when I bought her, I've had her for about 6 months now and tuned her up as soon as I got brought her down from Conneticut.
  • It's mobil 5-30 I got. I have a new corvette. Under the hood it states use mobil 1. Nuff said for me. It's the best.
  • After a day or so take them out and turn them over. The Mobil 1 will flow like it's a summer day and the 'dino' oil will flow like cold molasses. This is representative of what happens to the oil in your car during the winter.
  • Mobil 1 has always been a superior synthetic motor oil which I use in my vehicle. Oil stays clean and allows longer interval between oil changes. It actually saves money since you don't change oil as often.
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