2014 Highlander 75K miles, stick with Toyota oil?

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We bought this as a CPO with 57K miles, all services were done by dealer and documented. Looks like it had 7500K OCI's at the dealer, I have moved to 5K OCI's at dealer and would like to inquire about moving from the Toyota oil or stick with it. I would like to keep this vehicle for the long haul as it was immaculately cared for. I don't know what flavor Toyota uses for their oil other than the weight, I don't mind spending a few extra bucks for whatever would be the best for the long term. We will get the oil changed at the dealer today then I will do a few UOA's before I change it again myself. I wanted to keep everything performed at the dealer for awhile in case anything went wrong, but plan on changing the oil myself after this service.
 
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If they're using TGMO 0w20 and your only running it 5k miles then you have a great plan. I'd stick with that. I ran TGMO for 10k miles in a 2012 Camry 4cyl and after 10k miles the UOA came back with only 5 ppm of Iron. Everything else checked out just fine. Probably 50/50 btwn hwy and city miles.
 

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Yes, TGMO 0W-20, For 3 days a week wife has a lot of stop and go to and from work.
 
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If you're going to stick with 5k, maybe consider QSUD. It is a great deal for the price and there have been some very impressive UOA's lately. Again, especially for the price. PQIA had a very impressive report of the SN+ 5w20 There may be better options out there. But for 5k OCI it's hard to go wrong with any name brand, especially in a Toyota. To keep it immaculate, staying on top of timely changes will likely be much more important than the brand. For what it's worth, I'm using QSUD in 3 of my vehicles right now
 
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