2021 Honda CRV Oil Capacity

The below table is based on the 2021 Honda CRV owner’s manual, and it is important to check the manual of your specific vehicle for the most accurate information.


Engine Type Oil Type Oil Capacity (quarts/liters)
1.5L 4-cyl Turbocharged 0W-20 synthetic oil 3.7 / 3.5 (with filter)

3.4 / 3.2 (without filter) 

2.0L 4-cyl 0W-20 synthetic oil 4 / N/A (with filter)

What kind of oil does a 2021 Honda CRV take? 

The 2021 Honda CR-V is recommended to use either Honda 0W-20 genuine motor oil or API premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil. The oil capacity of the 2021 Honda CR-V is 3.7 quarts with the filter or 3.4 quarts without the filter.

Honda recommends using synthetic-grade engine oil in the 2021 Honda CR-V, as well as using oil with a high mileage rating. Honda recommends using 5W-40 or 0W-20 engine oils.

Across the different 2021 Honda CR-V trims, two different oil types are used. The CRV-V 1.5 L PF and CRV-V 1.5 VTEC PF use 0W-20 oil, while the CRV-V 1.5 PF AWD and CRV-V 1.5 VTEC PF AWD use 0W-20 oil with a capacity of 3.7 quarts with the filter or 3.4 quarts without the filter.

It is recommended to use mineral oil for the first 10,000 km before switching to synthetic oil, although any brand name 5W20, mineral or synthetic, can be used and replaced along with the filter in due course.

Some suitable oil brands for the 2021 Honda CR-V include Honda 0W-20, Mobil 1 High Mileage 5W-30 Full Synthetic Motor Oil, and Valvoline Advanced Engine Oil Full Synthetic 0W-20.

How often do you change the oil on a 2021 Honda CRV? 

If you use synthetic oil, Honda suggests changing your oil every 7,500 to 10,000 miles. Still, it can be extended up to 15,000 miles, depending on the type of synthetic oil used. If you use conventional oil, Honda recommends changing the oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

You should follow the Maintenance Minder™ system that alerts you when it’s time to change your oil. The current MM system uses a range of sensor measurements and calculations to determine oil life and reports it to the owner. Honda recommends that you change your oil when the MM tells you to, or at least once per year, whichever comes first.

How much will it cost to change oil and filter on a 2021 Honda CRV in the US?

The estimated cost ranges from $104 to $118, including parts and labor. 

To get a more accurate estimate, it’s recommended to use a Fair Price Estimator tool provided by websites like Kelley Blue Book or to check with local Honda dealerships or trusted auto repair shops.

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