2014 Honda Odyssey Engine Oil Capacity

Your 2014 Honda Odyssey has a 3.5L V6 engine that requires 4.5 quarts of oil. Click here for more!
Written by Jacqulyn Graber
Reviewed by Melanie Reiff
Nothing says “family-friendly” quite like a minivan, and the 2014 Honda Odyssey is a classic, no-nonsense option. Fortunately, you can keep your budget family-friendly by changing your Odyssey’s oil at home—but you’ll need to know its engine oil capacity first. To change your oil, you’ll need 4.5 quarts of oil.
Changing your oil at home is a pretty simple job as long as you understand the basics about your car’s engine and its needs. Not all engines are created equal, and every motor has a different oil capacity. 
You can always check your owner’s manual for details regarding your engine’s oil capacity or you can use the following handy guide compiled by
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2014 Honda Odyssey engine oil capacity

The Honda Odyssey is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that takes 4.5 quarts, or just under 4.3 liters, of engine oil.
But wait—how can a 3.5-liter engine hold 4.3 liters of oil? Well, the 3.5-liter label refers to your engine’s displacement—or the measure of the cylinder volume swept by all of the pistons of a piston engine, excluding the combustion chambers.
Displacement is not the same as engine oil capacity, which simply refers to how much oil you’ll need for an oil change—so don’t confuse the two numbers! 
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What kind of oil does a 2014 Honda Odyssey need?

Don’t make the mistake of running into the auto parts store and purchasing 4.5 quarts of the first engine oil you see! Your 2014 Odyssey specifically requires SAE full synthetic 0W-20 oil. 
Let’s break down what that means. First, SAE stands for “Society of Automotive Engineers,” which is the institution that assigns oil grades. The 0W-20 number, then, is the oil’s grade, which is determined based on viscosity, or the oil’s thickness.
“W” stands for winter and the number preceding the W tells us how thick the oil will be in freezing temperatures, or 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The following number tells us how thick the oil will be in extremely hot temperatures, or 212 degrees Fahrenheit
Finally, full synthetic means that the oil has undergone a chemical treatment process to remove impurities and produce more uniform molecules that are gentler on your engine. This is different from conventional oil, which does not undergo this special process. 
You can purchase any SAE full synthetic 0W-20 oil for your 2014 Odyssey, but the owner's manual specifically recommends using Honda Genuine Motor Oil SAE 0W-20.

How often to change the oil on a 2014 Honda Odyssey 

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Your Honda’s V6 engine requires full synthetic oil which is slightly more expensive than conventional oil. However, the good news is that you can go longer between oil changes—about 7,500 to 10,000 miles
If you do opt for conventional oil to save a bit of cash, you’ll have to change your oil far more often—approximately every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. In the long run, you might end up spending more money if you take this route. 
A third oil option exists: synthetic blend. It’s exactly what it sounds like—a blend of full synthetic and conventional oil. It’s gentler on your engine, but slightly less expensive than full synthetic oil. If you choose a synthetic blend, expect to change your oil somewhere in the middle—perhaps every 7,000 to 8,000 miles
Ultimately, how much time passes between oil changes depends on your driving habits. If you don’t drive too often, a full synthetic oil change can last you a full year! If you drive quite a bit, twice a year is likely more accurate. 
To make sure you’re changing your oil at the correct time, check your engine’s oil about once a month. Use the dipstick to make sure the oil level is sufficient and keep an eye out for the following signs that your vehicle is due for an oil change
  • Very brown or black motor oil, the color of black coffee. (Clean oil should look like tea—a light translucent brown or amber.)
  • A coarse, gritty, or sandy feeling 
  • Unfamiliar noises or new odors (especially burning and smoking)
  • General changes to your van’s performance
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How to change your oil and oil filter

Now that you know everything there is to know about a 2014 Honda Odyssey’s oil and engine oil capacity, it’s time to learn how to change that oil. 
Start by gathering your supplies, including five quarts of full synthetic 0W-20 oil and a new oil filter, as well as the following tools: a socket wrench, a drain pan, a filter wrench, and some cleaning/safety supplies (such as rags, a slab of cardboard, and a sealable container for the dirty oil). 
Then, park your vehicle somewhere safe and get to work! It’s a good idea to lay down a sheet of cardboard to protect your driveway or garage floor from drips and spills. Then, start your engine and let it run until your Odyssey reaches normal operating temperature. This will only take a few minutes.
Be sure to turn your vehicle off before popping the hood and removing the oil fill cap. Then, you’ll need to crawl underneath your engine to remove the oil drain bolt and washer.
Your old oil will empty out into your drain pan. Once it slows down, take out the old oil filter and give your van another few minutes to drain any leftover oil before installing a new one.
When you replace the drain bolt, it’s a good idea to use a new washer, and always make sure to tighten it to 29 lb-ft before crawling out from beneath your Honda. 
Finally, it’s time to refill the engine with new oil. Remember, you won’t need the full five quarts of oil, so you should have most of the final bottle leftover if you purchased individual one-quart containers. Use your dipstick to check your oil level to ensure you’ve added the perfect amount of oil.
Once full, turn your vehicle back on and let the engine run a bit. This gives you the opportunity to check for any leaks
After changing your oil, it’s a good idea to turn on your car and let your engine run for about 30 seconds before you check the oil level one last time. This will give you a more accurate measurement, and you’ll be able to top it off if necessary.
When you’re all done, take the time to carefully clean up. You should never pour old oil down a drain, on the ground, or put it in a trash can. Instead, you must seal it in a container and take it to a local recycling center for safe and eco-friendly disposal. 

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