Recommended Engine Oil For Toyota Highlander

What is the correct engine oil for Toyota Highlander? 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.

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Highlander, XU20, 2001-2007 (USA/CAN)

Toyota Highlander, XU20


Highlander 2.4 16V 2WD (CAN/USA) ACU20, 2001 — 2006, Engine 2AZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.02 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


Highlander 2.4 16V 2WD (USA) ACU20, 2006 — 2007, Engine 2AZ-FE

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 4.02 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 2.4 16V 4WD (CAN/USA) ACU25, 2001 — 2006, Engine 2AZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.02 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE 5W-30 U.S.

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


Highlander 2.4 16V 4WD (USA) ACU25, 2006 — 2007, Engine 2AZ-FE

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 4.02 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.76 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 3.0 V6 24V 2WD (CAN/USA) MCU20, 2001 — 2003, Engine 1MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months


Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


Highlander 3.0 V6 24V 4WD (CAN/USA) MCU25, 2001 — 2003, Engine 1MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 4 months

Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 10W-30

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


Highlander 3.3 V6 32V 2WD (USA) MCU21, 2004 — 2007, Engine 3MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 3.3 V6 32V 4WD (CAN/USA) MCU26, 2004 — 2007, Engine 3MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander Hybrid 2WD (USA) MHU23, 2006 — 2007, Engine 3MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander Hybrid 4WD (CAN/USA) MHU28, 2006 — 2006, Engine 3MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 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 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander Hybrid 4WD (CAN/USA) MHU28, 2007 — 2007, Engine 3MZ-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander, XU40, 2007-2013 (USA/CAN)

Toyota Highlander, XU40


Highlander 2.7 16V (CAN) ASU40, 2009 — 2010, Engine 1AR-FE

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 4.65 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 2.7 16V (CAN) ASU40, 2011 — 2013, Engine 1AR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.65 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 2.7 16V (USA) ASU40, 2009 — 2013, Engine 1AR-FE

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 4.65 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 2WD (CAN/USA) GSU40, 2008 — 2010, Engine 2GR-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.19-7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

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


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 2WD (CAN/USA) GSU40, 2011 — 2013, Engine 2GR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.19-7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 4WD (USA/CAN) GSU45, 2008 — 2013, Engine 2GR-FE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-20
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-20
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.19-7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-20
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander Hybrid 4WD (CAN/USA) MHU48, 2008 — 2010, Engine 3MZ-FE

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 4.97 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

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

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


Highlander Hybrid 4WD (CAN/USA) GVU48, 2011 — 2013, Engine 2GR-FXE

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 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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


Highlander, XU50 (2014- )

Highlander, XU50


Highlander 2.7 16V (CAN/USA) ASU50, 2014 -.., Engine 1AR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.65 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 2WD (CAN) GSU50, 2014 — 2017, Engine 2GR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 2WD (USA) GSU50, 2017 — .., Engine 2GR-FKS

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 2WD (USA) GSU50, 2014 — 2016, Engine 2GR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 4WD (CAN) GSU55, 2014 — 2016, Engine 2GR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 4WD (CAN) GSU55, 2017 — .., Engine 2GR-FKS

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 4WD (USA) GSU55, 2017 — .., Engine 2GR-FKS

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 0W-20

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander 3.5 V6 24V 4WD (USA) GSU55, 2014 — 2016, Engine 2GR-FE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 7.50 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-20


Highlander Hybrid (CAN) GVU58, 2014 — 2016, Engine 2GR-FXE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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


Highlander Hybrid (CAN) GVU58, 2017 — .., Engine 2GR-FXS

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 0W-20

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


Highlander Hybrid (USA) GVU58, 2017 — .., Engine 2GR-FXS

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.81 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.
Castrol GTX MAGNATEC 0W-20

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


Highlander Hybrid (USA) GVU58, 2014 — 2016, Engine 2GR-FXE

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

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 6.45 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.423 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 10000 miles/ 12 months -Severe:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

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

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