Nissan Altima Engine Oil Capacity & Specs: What’s the Right Oil for Your Car?

Nissan Altima Engine Oil Capacity & Specs: What’s the Right Oil for Your Car?

Learn the engine oil capacity and specifications for your Nissan Altima, including the type of oil you should use, how often you should change your oil, and how to do it yourself.

Nissan Altima Oil Change Schedule

  • New car: Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months.
  • After the first year: Change oil every 5,000 miles or 6 months.
  • After 5 years or 75,000 miles: Change oil every 7,500 miles or 12 months.

These are just general guidelines. You should always consult your owner’s manual for the specific oil change schedule for your Altima.

Nissan Altima Engine Oil Information

YearEngineEngine Oil Capacity (with filter)Engine Oil Capacity (without filter)Engine Oil Viscosity and Specifications
1993-19972.4L QR20DE4.7 quarts4.2 quarts5W-20 or 10W-30
1998-20012.4L QR20DE5.1 quarts4.6 quarts5W-20 or 10W-30
2002-20062.5L QR25DE5.3 quarts4.8 quarts5W-20 or 10W-30
2007-20122.5L QR25DE5.3 quarts4.8 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20
2007-20123.5L VQ35DE6.1 quarts5.6 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20
2013-20182.5L QR25DE5.3 quarts4.8 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20
2013-20183.5L VQ35DE6.1 quarts5.6 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20
2019-present2.5L QR25DE5.3 quarts4.8 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20
2019-present2.0L HR20DE4.5 quarts4.0 quarts0W-20 or 5W-20

Please note that these are just the standard engine oil capacities. If you have a specific model of Altima, you should always consult your owner’s manual for the exact engine oil capacity and specifications.