How Much Motor Oil Does a 2010 Toyota Yaris Need?

by Justin Cupler

In 2007, Toyota introduced the all-new Yaris subcompact sedan and hatchback as the successor to the Echo. The 2010 Yaris continued as the automaker's entry-level vehicle and it came standard with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 106 horsepower.

Oil Type and Capacity

Toyota recommends using only International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee-certified 5W-30 engine oil in the 2010 Yaris. If you do not have access to 5W-30 oil, you can use 10W-30 oil, but Toyota recommends switching back to 5W-30 on the next oil change. The Yaris' 1.5-liter engine requires 3.6 quarts of engine oil to fill its crankcase and an additional 0.3 quarts to fill the oil filter for a total of 3.9 quarts.

About the Author

Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.