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What type of Toyota transmission fluid is appropriate for your car?

In terms of quality, Toyota brand items are among the best. On the transmission dip stick or in the owner's handbook, the appropriate Toyota automatic transmission fluid, or ATF for brief, will be identified. Only at the dealership can one buy ATF under the Toyota brand. The price will be similar to alternative synthetic ATF, and you'll have the assurance that your automobile has all it requires.

T-IV type


It might be difficult to know which Toyota ATF to use, especially for older vehicles. Older instructions may still suggest obsolete transmission fluids, although Toyota has revised manuals that address this issue. The Toyota ATF Type T-IV is the most recent version of the types T, T-II, and T-III, which have been retired. For use in Toyotas of older models, it takes their place. Even if the transmission fluid says it never has to be changed, keep having your transmission cleaned at the intervals suggested by your owner's handbook. ATF issues might be indicated by low fluid levels, thickening, discoloration, or a burnt-orange odor. The ATF dipstick may be used to determine all of these things.



One of the most recent generations of ATF on the market is Toyota's World Standard (WS) ATF. The automatic transmission fluid also has to be changed and upgraded as transmissions do. The transmission on a certain Toyota car determines the type of ATF the vehicle uses. Toyota WS ATF is designed to be used in the following vehicle models: 2004 to the present for Land Cruiser, Rav 4, Lexus and 4Runner. 2005 to the present for Toyota Camry, Avalon, Tundra, and Tacoma V6; and 2006 to the present for Vitz and Highlander.

Dexron III


Dexron III ATF is required for the majority of other Toyota models and Lexus (Toyota division) automobiles. Dexron III replaces its predecessors, I and II, for usage in earlier models, just like the T-IV. Dexron was initially developed for GM vehicles, but because to its low viscosity and outstanding performance, it has now been recognized as the ideal solution for import gearboxes all over the world. Most significantly, Japanese transmission companies have started developing Dexron-powered systems. Being a Japanese business, Toyota would naturally include these modern, effective gearboxes into its goods. It should be noted that Dexron and WS ATF often cannot be used interchangeably. The manufacturer's recommendations for ATF for Toyota should be strictly followed.


Toyota models that use CVT transmission fluids include:

Toyota Yaris, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Yaris Cross, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Corolla Cross. Toyota RAV4, Toyota Kluger, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Prado, Toyota Landcruiser 300, Toyota bZ4X.

Toyota began using CVT transmission fluid in the following year models:

1. Toyota Corolla (E140) - 2.0L (ZRE143, 2010-2014)

2. Toyota Yaris (XP210) and Yaris Cross (2020-present)

3. Toyota Corolla)/Auris/Allion)/Levin GT (E210) #China) - 2.0L (2018-present)

4. Toyota Camry (XV70) - 2.0L (2019-present)

5. Toyota Avalon (XX50) - 2.0L (2019-present)

6. Toyota Corolla Cross - 2.0L (2021-present)

7. Toyota Innova)/Kijang Innova Zenix (2022-present)

8. Toyota RAV4 (XA50))/Wildlander - 2.0L (2018-present)

9. Toyota Harrier (XU80) - 2.0L (2021-present)

10. Lexus ES 200 (2020-present)

11. Lexus UX 200 (2018-present)

12. Toyota Noah/Voxy (R90) - 2.0L (2022-present)

13. Toyota Sienta (XP210) - 1.5L (2022-present)

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is based on the information available in the provided search result. Additionally, it is always recommended to check the owner's manual or consult with a Toyota dealership or authorized service center for specific information on the transmission fluid requirements for your vehicle.

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