What is the oil type for a 2015 Nissan Sentra?

I went shopping in my auto parts store today to buy new oil for my car. I found it very confusing to navigate through all the different types of oil and viscosities. Can you clarify what type of oil is compatible with my 2015 Nissan Sentra?

Mary Cahill · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Choosing the right oil is critical but also confusing—but don’t worry, we have your back! The oil type for a 2015
Nissan Sentra
is SAE 0W-20 or SAE 5W-30.
These are synthetic oils and are the viscosities recommended by
. API certification is also recommended, as it guarantees that the brand of oil adheres to production and manufacturing standards.
Semi-synthetic and conventional oils are not as highly recommended since they’re lower quality and required more frequent oil changes. Nissan recommends changing synthetic oil every 10,000 miles, semi-synthetic oil every 6,000 miles, and conventional oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
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