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  • Type: L33

Engine 2.5L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-20

  • Recommended Engine Oil: API

  • Oil capacity: 4.8qt

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.5L 4-Cylinder: 0.044''

Engine 3.5L 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended Oil viscosity: 0W-20

  • Recommended Engine Oil: API

  • Oil capacity: 5.0 qt


  • Capacity: 18 gal (68 L)

Engine coolant with reservoir

  • Type:

    • QR25DE: Pre-diluted Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent

    • VQ35DE: 

  • Capacity: 
    • QR25DE: 2-1/8 gal(7.9L)

    • VQ35DE: 2-3/8 gal (9.2 L)

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3
  • NISSAN recommends using Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 (or equivalent) ONLY in NISSAN CVTs. Do not mix with other fluids. Using fluids that are not equivalent to Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 may damage the CVT. Damage caused by the use of fluids other than as recommended is not covered under NISSAN’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty

Power steering fluid (PSF)

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN E-PSF or equivalent.
  • Use of a power steering fluid other than Genuine NISSAN E-PSF may prevent the power steering system from operating properly.

Brake fluid

  • Type: Genuine Nissan Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 (U.S. FMVSS No. 116)

Multi-purpose grease

  • Type: NLGI No. 2 (Lithium soap base)

Air conditioning system refrigerant

  • Type: HFC-134a (R-134a)

Air conditioning system lubricants

  • Type: Genuine Nissan A/C System Oil Type S or exact equivalent

Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Type: Genuine NISSAN Windshield Washer Concentrate Cleaner & Antifreeze fluid or equivalent
  • Capacity: 1-1/8 gal (4.2 L)



  • Gasoline:

  • 1.6 L MR16DDT I4

  • 2.0 L MR20DE I4

  • 2.5 L QR25DE I4

  • 3.5 L VQ35DE V6


  • Jatco CVT8 X-Tronic CVT

Fuel Consumption


Safety Ratings



  1. 2018 Nissan Altima Owners Manual 

  2.  Nissan Altima - Class

  3. US Department of Energy -

  4. NHTSA | National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -  NHTNHTSA


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb:

    • 5201

    • LED

  • Front Fog Light Bulb: H11-55W

  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 168

  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7444NA

  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: H9-65W

  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:

    • H11-55W

    • LED

  • Stepwell Light Bulb: 194

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: 921

  • Brake Light Bulb: 7443

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED

  • License Plate Light Bulb: 168

  • Parking Light Bulb: 7444NA

  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: 168

  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440NA

  • Tail Light Bulb: 7443

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 74

  • Map Light Bulb: LED

  • Trunk Light Bulb: 158

  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: LED