What type of oil does the 2016 Nissan Altima use?

I’m trying to cut back on my car maintenance costs by changing my own oil. I just want to make sure I’m using the right stuff. What type of oil does the 2016 Nissan Altima take?

Brittni Brinn · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The 2016
Nissan Altima
uses full synthetic oil with an SAE 0W-20 viscosity. Whether your Altima has a 4-cylinder or a V6 engine, you’ll need about 4.9 quarts of oil and a new filter.
Here are some other materials you’ll need to successfully perform an oil change:
  • Rags or cloths to wipe up any spills
  • Tools, including a wrench set and mallet
  • Safety glasses
  • Oil filter gasket
  • A container to drain the old oil into
  • Funnel
  • Oil pan
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