Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

There are many different types of engine oil on the market, and it can be difficult to determine which one is best for your car. If you own a Toyota Corolla, then we recommend using synthetic oil. Synthetic oil is made from man-made chemicals, and it has been engineered to provide better performance than traditional motor oil. It is more expensive than other types of oil, but it is worth the investment.

There are many opinions on how often motor oil must be changed. Many people still think that oil must be changed after every 30,000 miles are run or once in three months.

However, good quality oil requires less frequent changes. If you are contemplating on what oil is better for your Toyota Corolla, conventional or synthetic one, here are some guidelines.

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil type
1ZZ-FE Engine 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30
1.6L 4-cyl Engine 4A-FE 3.2 quarts (3 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30
1.8L 4-cyl Engine 7A-FE 3.9 quarts (3.7 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30


2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil Type
1ZZ-FE Corolla 1.8 16V (97 kW) 4.4 quarts (4.2 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30
2ZZ-GE Corolla 1.8 16V (127 kW) 4.6 quarts (4.4 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30


2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil Type
2ZR-FE 1.8 VVT-i (ZRE142) (2009 – 2013) 4.4 quarts (4.2 liters) 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30
2AZ-FE 2.4 16V (AZE141) (2009 – 2010) 4 quarts (3.8 liters) 5W-30, 10W-30


2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

Engine Oil capacity (with filter) Oil Type
2ZR-FE 1.8 VVT-i (98 kW)  (ZRE172) 4.4 quarts (4.2 liters) 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30
2ZR-FAE 1.8 (100 kW) (ZRE172) 4.4 quarts (4.2 liters) 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30, 10W-30


2020 2021 2022 Toyota Corolla Oil Type and Oil Capacity

Engine Oil Capacity (with filter) Oil type (viscosity grade)
1.8L 4-cyl Engine 2ZR-FAE 4.2 liters (4.4 quarts) 0W-20
1.8L 4-cyl Engine 2ZR-FXE 4.2 liters (4.4 quarts) 0W-16
2.0L 4-cyl Engine M20A-FKS 4.6 liters (4.8 quarts) 0W-16

Toyota recommends using synthetic oil in all of its engines, and the company even offers a free inspection to make sure that your car is using the correct type of oil. If you are not sure which type of oil to use, then take your car to a Toyota dealership and ask for their advice.

How Much Oil Does A Toyota Corolla Take?

The 2021 Toyota Corolla with the 1.8L 4-cyl engine (engine code 2ZR-FAE) takes 4.4 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. The Toyota Corolla with a 2.0L 4-cyl engine (engine code M20A-FKS) takes 4.9 quarts (with filter) of 0W-16 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

What Oil Is The Most Appropriate For Toyota?

Toyota automobiles, released after 2010, usually employ synthetic oil while older versions use conventional oil. In order to be sure that you utilize the proper oil, have a look at the manufacturer’s guidelines or turn to a Toyota service center.

For example, Toyota advises going with the viscosity index of 0W-20 and an oil grade of ILSAC GF-5 multigrade motor oil for its 2017 Corolla. Also, if possible, it’s recommended to apply Toyota Genuine Motor Oil.

How Often Should Oil Be Changed In New Toyota Automobiles?

Usually, new Toyota cars demand oil change after every 10,000 miles are run or once in 12 months. However, always check that information in the owner’s manual as each model may have its peculiarities.

However, even if oil is changed once a year, it’s important to inspect the fluid level, buy new wiper blades plus check tire rotations once in 6 months or after every 5,000 miles.

Five different trim levels with different equipment levels are prepared for the Toyota Corolla. Base models will receive, for the most part, only basic safety features such as front and side airbags, ABS, BAS, ESP and ASR, child seat mountings, factory alarm, light sensor and air conditioning.

For an additional fee, you can order a car with leather trim, alloy wheels, an electronic dashboard, an advanced multimedia system, keyless entry, parking radar, rearview camera, a traffic sign recognition system, as well as active cruise control and head-up display.

Dan Hoffman

Dan is a co-founder of Engineswork. He knows everything about internal combustion engines. Ask your questions in comments down below this article - he will be glad to help you anytime.

12 thoughts on “Toyota Corolla Oil Capacity and Oil Type

  1. What engine oil is recommended for Toyota?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      To ensure that your Corolla is running smoothly, we recommend that you use Toyota Genuine Motor Oil with a grade of ILSAC GF-5.

  2. Can I put 10w40 instead of 5w30?

  3. What if I put the wrong oil in my car?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      You have to use only the oil with a viscosity specified by your manufacturer. Using the viscosity that is different may be harmful to your engine because the lubricating properties are not suitable.

  4. Hi,
    Which is the suitable oil to use in my corolla 2014 noting that it is running 50.000 km.
    Do I need to use 0-20 or 5-30. Original toyota oil?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Hi there!
      I would use 0W-20 original Toyota oil.

  5. Approximately three months ago I purchased a 2008 Toyota corolla CE which currently has 49,000 miles on the odometer. I currently use Full synthetic 5W-30 non-high mileage dexosSupertech ‘Warren’ oil API S/N GF-5 in two of my other vehicles with a quality oil filter at 4500 to 5000 mile intervals. My only question is “Does this oil meet Toyota’s Oil specification”?

    1. Dan Hoffman says:

      Yes. 100% you can use it.

  6. My Toyota altis 2011 what is the engine oil qty in liters to be used. It is 4 cyl 1.8G HB variant

  7. Wayne Van Rooyen says:

    When can I drain the coolant 2009 Toyota carolla

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