Nissan Altima Engine Oil Type And Capacity (1998 – 2021)

Here is a list of lug nut torque specs and sizes for a Nissan Altima. Reference the model year in the table to see what lug nut torque and size is applicable for your car.



Nissan Altima
YearEngineEngine Oil TypeEngine Oil Capacity
1998 - 20012.4 L KA24DESAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred for all temperatures. SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 viscosity oil may be3-5/8 qt (3.4L) (with oil filter change), 3-3/8 qt (3.2L) (without oil filter change)
2002 - 20042.5 L QR25DE SAE 5W-30 oil is preferred . SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 oils may be used, ILSAC grade GF-III4-1/2 qt (4.2L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/4 qt (4.0L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6SAE 5W-30 viscosity oil is preferred . SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 viscosity oils may be used, ILSAC g4-1/4 qt (4.0L) (with oil filter change) 3-7/8 qt (3.7L)(without oil filter change)
2005 - 20062.5 L QR25DE 4-1/2 qt (4.2L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/4 qt (4.0L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6SAE 5W-30 oil is preferred . SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 oils may be used, ILSAC grade GF-I, GF-II, 4-1/2 qt (4.2L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/4 qt (4.0L)(without oil filter change)
2007 - 20092.5 L QR25DE SAE 5W-304-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6SAE 5W-304-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
2010 - 20122.5 L QR25DE SAE 5W-30 4-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6 SAE 5W-30 5-1/8 qt (4.8L) (with oil filter change) 4-3/4 qt (4.5L)(without oil filter change)
2013 - 20142.5 L QR25DE SAE 0W-20 4-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6 SAE 5W-30 5-1/8 qt (4.8L) (with oil filter change) 4-3/4 qt (4.5L)(without oil filter change)
2015 - 20162.5 L QR25DE SAE 0W-20 or alternatively 5W-304-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6SAE 0W-20 or alternatively 5W-305-1/8 qt (4.8L) (with oil filter change) 4-3/4 qt (4.5L)(without oil filter change)
2017 - 20182.5 L QR25DE Genuine Nissan Motor Oil 0W-20 SN4-7/8 qt (4.6L) (with oil filter change) 4-1/2 qt (4.3L)(without oil filter change)
3.5 L VQ35DE V6Genuine Nissan Motor Oil 0W-20 SN5-1/8 qt (4.8L) (with oil filter change) 4-3/4 qt (4.5L)(without oil filter change)
2019 - 20212.5L PR25DDGenuine Nissan Motor Oil 0W-20 SN (or equivalent) is recommended or else a synthetic 0W-20 GF-5 SN m5-3/8 qt (5.1L) (with oil filter change) 5-1/8 qt (4.8L)(without oil filter change)
2.0L KR20DDETGenuine Nissan Motor Oil Ester 5W-30 SN is recommended or else a synthetic SAE 5W-30 GF-5 SN motor 5 qt (4.7L) (with oil filter change) 4-7/8 qt (4.6L)(without oil filter change)