What synthetic oil is best for this car?

Asked by Apr 19, 2011 at 02:20 PM about the 2005 Toyota Avalon XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

2,955

Depends on if you are currently using synthetic. If you have never used synthetic oil and have over 100,000 miles (or the vehicle was not maintained well), then you could lose oil pressure if you start now. Better to use a synthetic blend. Amsoil is often condidered the best, but can be twice the price of others and difficult to get. Mobil One is extremely good (O.E. in Porsche and Mercedes) but not as easy to find if you have your oil changed at shop. Pennzoil is rated very close to Mobile One, is a bit less in cost and widely available. High rating, cost and availability has me using Pennzoil.

7 out of 7 people think this is helpful.
7,105

mobil 1 is all i use. will never use pennzoil due to multiple bad experiences from family members with it.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
30

Pennzoil says their Ultra full-synthetic has the best sludge-fighting formula, and nobody is calling them a liar. I switched my Sienna from Castrol regular to Ultra at about 210K. Now at 236K and it uses less than a quart between changes (5-6K miles.) No sign of any oil pressure drop using same viscosity as before (5W-30).

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Valvolines maxlife synthetic blend high milage oil is a really good choice as well. It also comes in a full synthetic option. Ive seen this oil prove to extend life on engines up to 300k and beyond.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Avalon

Looking for a Used Avalon in your area?

CarGurus has 13,604 nationwide Avalon listings starting at $1,475.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Avalon Questions

Toyota Avalon Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,680
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,640
#3 lilfrosty357
lilfrosty357
Reputation 790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
829 Great Deals out of 90,858 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
704 Great Deals out of 81,926 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Highlander
347 Great Deals out of 24,084 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Maxima
266 Great Deals out of 25,822 listings starting at $2,545
Used Toyota Corolla
727 Great Deals out of 74,097 listings starting at $1,790
Used Chevrolet Impala
564 Great Deals out of 28,668 listings starting at $1,595
Used Nissan Altima
776 Great Deals out of 76,997 listings starting at $470
Used Toyota 4Runner
285 Great Deals out of 20,392 listings starting at $2,700
Used Toyota RAV4
562 Great Deals out of 65,613 listings starting at $999
Used Acura TL
253 Great Deals out of 7,111 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Avalon For Sale
5,767 listings starting at $29,441
2016 Toyota Avalon For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 1,817 listings starting at $18,977
2015 Toyota Avalon For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 978 listings starting at $15,995
2014 Toyota Avalon For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 867 listings starting at $13,995
2013 Toyota Avalon For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,042 listings starting at $13,736