Nissan Sentra Engine Oil Capacity & Specs: A Complete Guide

Nissan Sentra Engine Oil Capacity & Specs: A Complete Guide

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

Nissan Sentra 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.

Nissan Sentra Engine Oil Information

EngineYears usedEngine oil capacity with filter (L)Engine oil capacity without filter (L)Engine oil viscosity and specifications
E-Series (E15, E16, E16i, E16S)1982-19903.22.9SAE 30
GA14S1982-20003.22.9SAE 30
GA16DE1991-20063.73.4SAE 5W-20
SR18DE1982-19943.73.4SAE 5W-20
GA16DNE1995-19993.73.4SAE 5W-20
SR20DE1995-20004.23.9SAE 5W-20
QG18DE2000-20124.23.9SAE 5W-20
MR20DE2000-20124.64.3SAE 5W-20
MRA8DE2012-20163.73.4SAE 5W-20
MR16DDT2013-20164.03.7SAE 0W-20
MR18DE2016-present4.23.9SAE 0W-20
MR18DE-R2017-20194.23.9SAE 0W-20

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