Here is a list of engine oil types and capacities for a Nissan Altima. Reference the model year in the table with the corresponding engine to see what oil type and capacity is applicable for your car.Nissan AltimaYearEngineEngine 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 .


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SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 viscosity oils may be used, ILSAC g
4-1/4 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)

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