Toyota 4Runner Oil Capacity And Oil Type

Toyota 4Runner first appeared back in 1984 as a modified version of the Hilux pickup. The last and fifth-generation was released in 2009, but at the moment it’s first restyling, demonstrated already in 2013, is relevant. The car remains true to its roots, it is still a classic frame SUV with an all-wheel-drive system.

However, it has grown a little in size and is overgrown with a bunch of options and auxiliary systems. The changes also affected the line of power units, if earlier a lot of engines were offered to choose from, then from now on the car is equipped with one single uncontested four-liter V6.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Toyota 4Runner Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grade)
2.7L 4-cyl Engine 2TR-FE 5.8 liters (6.1 quarts) 0W-20
4.0L 6-cyl Engine 1GR-FE 6.2 liters (6.6 quarts) 0W-20


2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Toyota 4Runner Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grade)
4.0L 6-cyl Engine 1GR-FE  5.2 liters (5.5 quarts) 5W-30
4.7L 8x-cyl Engine 2UZ-FE 6.2 liters (6.6 quarts) 10W-30, 5W-30


1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Toyota 4Runner Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grade)
2.7L 4-cyl Engine [M] 3RZ-FE 5.4 liters (5.7 quarts) 10W-30, 5W-30
3.4L 6-cyl Engine [N] 5VZ-FE 5.2 liters (5.5 quarts) 10W-30, 5W-30


How Much Oil Does a Toyota 4Runner Take?

The 2021 Toyota 4Runner with the 4L 6-cyl engine (engine code 1GR-FE) takes 6.6 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Toyota 4Runner with a 2.7L 4-cyl engine (engine code 2TR-FE) takes 5.8 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

Toyota 4Runner is equipped with one engine, automatic five-speed variable transmission, and four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive. Although the choice of units is small, they are versatile and allow the SUV to meet most of the requirements of potential buyers.

The engine of the Toyota 4Runner is large V-shaped petrol naturally aspirated six with a volume of 3956 cubic centimeters. Thanks to the large displacement, four overhead camshafts, and variable valve timing, the engineers managed to squeeze 270 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 377 Nm of torque at 4400 rpm. With such a big guy under the hood, you shouldn’t rely on the economy. Fuel consumption Toyota 4Runner with all-wheel drive will be 13.8 liters of gasoline per hundred kilometers at a city pace of movement with frequent acceleration and braking, 11.2 liters during a leisurely trip on a country road, and 13.1 liters of fuel per hundred in the combined cycle.

Dan Hoffman

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