Recommended Engine Oil For Nissan Altima



What is the correct engine oil for Nissan Altima ? You need to use oil that is the recommended viscosity. This is the ‘thickness’ of the oil and is usually displayed prominently on the packaging. A high viscosity oil will be more treacle-like in consistency, whereas a low viscosity oil is thinner and more free-flowing. Different engines require different engine oils. In this article you will find guidelines for the United States and Canada.


Altima, L31, 2002-2006 (USA/CAN)

Nissan Altima, L31


Altima 2.5 (USA), 2002 — 2006, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
ПолуLiqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima 3.5 (USA), 2002 — 2006, Engine VQ35HR

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima, L32/D32/U32, 2007-2012 (USA/CAN)

Nissan Altima, L32/D32/U32


Altima 2.5 (USA), 2007 — 2010, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima 2.5 (USA), 2011 — 2012, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts, Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima 2.5 Hybrid (CAN), 2007 — 2009, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.71 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Altima 2.5 Hybrid (CAN), 2010 — 2012, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.71 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Altima 2.5 Hybrid (USA), 2007 — 2009, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.71 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20



Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Altima 2.5 Hybrid (USA), 2010 — 2012, Engine QR25DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.71 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20


Altima 3.5 (CAN), 2007 — 2008, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30


Altima 3.5 (CAN), 2009 — 2010, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30


Altima 3.5 (CAN), 2011 — 2012, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima 3.5 (USA), 2007 — 2010, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30


Altima 3.5 (USA), 2011 — 2012, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30


Altima, L34 (2018- )

Nissan Altima, L34


Altima 2.0 (USA), 2018- .., Engine KR20DDET

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Altima 2.5 (CAN), 2018- .., Engine PR25DD

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Altima 2.5 (USA), 2018- .., Engine PR25DD

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Altima 2.5 AWD (USA), 2018- .., Engine PR25DD

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20



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