Here is a general guide to the 2017 Toyota RAV4 engine models and their oil specifications.
|Engine Model||Oil Type||Oil Capacity with Filter (quarts/liters)|
|2.5L 4 -cyl Engine [F]||0W-20 Synthetic||4.6 / 4.3|
|2.5L 4 -cyl Engine [G]||0W-20 Synthetic||4.6 / 4.3|
|Hybrid 2.5L 4 -cyl||0W-20 Synthetic||4.6 / 4.3|
What kind of oil does a 2017 Toyota RAV4 take?
The 2017 Toyota RAV4 requires 0W-20 synthetic oil as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. This is suitable for both the standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and the hybrid model.
Some suitable brands of 0W-20 synthetic oil for your 2017 Toyota RAV4 could include:
- Castrol EDGE 0W-20 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil
- Mobil 1 Extended Performance 0W-20 Full Synthetic Motor Oil
- Valvoline Advanced Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20 Motor Oil
- Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil
- Shell Rotella Gas Truck Full Synthetic 0W-20 Motor Oil
- Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 0W-20
For a complete oil change, you’ll need approximately 4.6 quarts (or about 4.35 liters) of oil if you’re also replacing the oil filter.
How often do you change the oil on a 2017 Toyota RAV4?
According to Toyota’s guidelines and many professional mechanics, it’s generally recommended to change the oil in a 2017 Toyota RAV4 every 5,000 to 10,000 miles (8,000 to 16,000 kilometers) under normal driving conditions.
However, the frequency can depend on several factors including the type of oil you’re using, your driving habits, and the conditions under which you typically drive. For example:
- Type of oil: Synthetic oils, like the 0W-20 required by the 2017 Toyota RAV4, generally last longer than conventional oils. With synthetic oil, you might be able to go toward the upper end of that range (around 7,500 to 10,000 miles).
- Driving habits and conditions: If you often drive in harsh conditions (extreme temperatures, dusty or muddy areas), carry heavy loads, or do a lot of stop-and-go driving or short trips, you might need to change your oil more frequently (closer to every 5,000 miles).
How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2017 Toyota RAV4 in the US?
The cost for an oil and filter change for a 2017 Toyota RAV4 in the United States typically ranges from $50 to $100. This cost can vary based on a number of factors:
- Location: Costs may be higher in urban areas compared to rural areas, and can vary from state to state.
- Type of Oil: Synthetic oil, which is recommended for the 2017 RAV4, can be more expensive than conventional oil.
- Service Provider: Costs can vary widely between a dealership, a national chain like Jiffy Lube, and a local mechanic.
- Additional Services: If you decide to get other services done at the same time (like a tire rotation or fluid top-off), this could increase the cost.
What are the signs of an oil change in the 2017 Toyota RAV4?
While mileage is an important factor to consider when it comes to oil changes, it’s not the only sign that your 2017 Toyota RAV4 might need an oil change. Here are some additional signs to watch out for:
- Check Engine or Oil Change Light: The most obvious sign is if your check engine or oil change light illuminates on your dashboard.
- Dirty Oil: Clean oil is amber in color and becomes darker as it’s used. You can check the color of your oil by removing the dipstick, wiping it off, reinserting it, then pulling it out again to see the color. If the oil is very dark and dirty, it’s probably time for an oil change.
- Loud Engine Noise and Knocking: Oil provides a protective barrier between engine parts to avoid metal-to-metal brushing and keeps the engine quiet. If your oil isn’t providing adequate lubrication, you might hear more engine noise than usual.
- Oil Smell Inside the Car: If you’re smelling oil inside your car, it could mean there’s a leak. Smoke from the exhaust or excessive exhaust could also mean it’s time for an oil change.
- Excessive Mileage: If you’ve driven a long distance since your last oil change, even if the other symptoms aren’t present, it could be time for a change.
- Excessive Smoke from the Exhaust: While some smoke from the exhaust is normal, especially in cold weather, excessive smoke could be an indication that your oil needs to be changed.