Toyota Tacoma Oil Capacity


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Changing your oil is one of the most common DIY vehicle owning experiences.

One thing I learned after I blew through my 25,000 miles is that changing the oil on a third generation Tacoma is a little different than other vehicles i’ve owned in the past, and there are a couple things you need to be aware of.

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Toyota Tacoma oil capacity and oil change interval

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
2RZ-FE Tacoma 2.4 16V (RZN 140/150) 5.5 L 5.81 US Quarts / Filter: 0.7 L 0.74 US Quarts

5W-30

10W-30

12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
3RZ-FE Tacoma 2.7 16V (RZN 161/171) 5.4Ll 5.71 US Quarts / Filter: 0.7 L 0.74 US Quarts

0W-30

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10W-50

15W-50

12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months
3RZ-FE Tacoma 2.7 6V (RZN 191/196) 5.4 L 5.71 US Quarts / Filter: 0.7 L 0.74 US Quarts

0W-30

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10W-50

15W-50

12,500 km (7,500 miles) or 12 months

How to change the motor oil in Toyota Tacoma 1995-2004

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 14 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Toyota Prius
    SaleBestseller No. 2
    Valvoline High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil 5 QT
    Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks; Extra wear protection helps prevent future engine wear
    $16.60
    Bestseller No. 3
    Castrol 03102 GTX High Mileage 5W-30 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Superior detergency that helps prevent deposit build up; Superior oil burn off protection versus leading conventional oils
    $18.92
    SaleBestseller No. 4
    Castrol 03084 EDGE 5W-30 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    Advanced premium full synthetic motor oil to offer strength under extreme pressure; Titanium strong for maximum engine performance
    $16.55
    Bestseller No. 5
    Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Full Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (5-Quart, Single Pack)
    Drive on average an extra 550 miles per year; Helps protect engines from loss of power
    $20.98

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Toyota Tacoma oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
2TR-FE Tacoma 2.7 16V (TRN 240/245) 5.8 L 6.13 US Quarts / Filter: 0.7 L 0.74 US Quarts

0W-20

5W-20

8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 12 months
1GR-FE Tacoma 4.0 V6 24V (GRN 225/245/250) 5.2 L 5.49 US Quarts / Filter: 0.3 L 0.32 US Quarts 5W-30 8,000 km (5,000 miles) or 6 months

How to change the engine oil and replace the oil filter in Toyota Tacoma 2005-2015

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 14 mm Socket 
  10. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  11. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  12. Oil Filter 
  13. Best Motor Oil for Toyota Prius
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03060 GTX MAGNATEC 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, Green , 5 Quart
    -Dramatically reduce engine wear; -Superior wear protection on critical engine parts; -Unsurpassed level of protection against viscosity breakdown
    $19.27
    Bestseller No. 3
    Castrol 03124 EDGE 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    42 percent better rating on fighting power robbing deposits; Superior engine protection vs conventional and synthetic blend oils
    $24.97
    Bestseller No. 4
    Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT
    Premium, full synthetic base oil for the best protection against engine heat and stress; Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $22.47
    Bestseller No. 5
    Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT
    Excellent engine cleanliness through superior sludge and varnish protection; Helps maintain fuel efficiency
    $21.97

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Toyota Tacoma oil capacity

Engine Oil capacity / Filter capacity Recommended oil type Oil change interval
2TR-FE Tacoma 2.7 l4 5.8 L (6.1 qt.)

0W-20

5W-20

5,000-10,000 km (3,000-6,000 miles) or 12 months
2GR-FKS Tacoma 3.5 V6 5.7 L (6.1 qt. without filter) and 5.8 L (6.2 qt. with filter)

5W-30

5W-40

10W-30

10W-40

10W-50

15W-50

5,000-10,000 km (3,000-6,000 miles) or 12 months

How to do an oil change in Toyota Tacoma 2016-2020

Tools needed

  1. Fast Lift Service Jack 
  2. Jack Stands 
  3. Gloves 
  4. Oil Drain Pan 
  5. Wheel Ramps 
  6. Wheel Chock 
  7. Oil Filter Wrench 
  8. Oil Funnel 
  9. 5 mm Socket 
  10. 14 mm Socket 
  11. Socket Set and Ratchet 
  12. Oil Drain Plug with Gasket 
  13. Oil Filter 
  14. Best Motor Oil for Toyota Prius
    Bestseller No. 2
    Castrol 03060 GTX MAGNATEC 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, Green , 5 Quart
    -Dramatically reduce engine wear; -Superior wear protection on critical engine parts; -Unsurpassed level of protection against viscosity breakdown
    $19.27
    Bestseller No. 3
    Castrol 03124 EDGE 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quart
    42 percent better rating on fighting power robbing deposits; Superior engine protection vs conventional and synthetic blend oils
    $24.97
    Bestseller No. 4
    Valvoline Full Synthetic High Mileage with MaxLife Technology SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT
    Premium, full synthetic base oil for the best protection against engine heat and stress; Seal conditioners rejuvenate aging engine seals to help stop and prevent oil leaks
    $22.47
    Bestseller No. 5
    Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil 5 QT
    Excellent engine cleanliness through superior sludge and varnish protection; Helps maintain fuel efficiency
    $21.97

Keeping up to date with your regular Toyota Tacoma maintenance is an important step toward making sure it continues to perform at the same high level you’ve come to depend on day after day.

The Ira Toyota of Danvers team has created this Toyota Tacoma maintenance schedule for our fellow Danvers, Peabody, and Salem drivers for that very reason. Continue reading to find out which routine tasks and inspections should be performed and when!

Last update on 2020-01-24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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.

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