Toyota OEM, Toyota Economy or Aftermarket Brake Pads - Which Is Best?

When the brake pads on your Toyota vehicle need to be replaced, you may have questions, including:  

You may also wonder if it's better to try and save money with aftermarket parts or stick with OEM brake pads. While a set of aftermarket brake pads may save you money upfront, they tend to cost more in the long run. But if saving money is your primary objective, you'll be happy to know that Toyota offers an economy line of brake pads in addition to the standard OEM brake pads.  

Let's take a look at the different options and cover the advantages of sticking to OEM Toyota quality parts. 

The Drawbacks To Aftermarket Brake Pads

Replace OEM brake pad

Image Credit: PaulsTravelPictures

Aftermarket brake pads come in various compounds, including ceramic, semi-metallic, and organic materials. Choose a different compound than what's used for your OEM brake pads and your brakes may feel different and not perform as well. The brake pedal may feel softer or require more pressure to stop. From a quality standpoint, the aftermarket brake pads may wear out faster or cause your brake rotors to warp or wear out more frequently. Or they may be noisier than your OEM brake pads. 

Check out this article for more information on Toyota OEM brake pads vs. aftermarket brake pads. 

Toyota OEM Brake Pads Vs. Toyota Economy Brake Pads 

Toyota brake pad set

OEM brake pads are designed for your Toyota car or truck and help optimize your brakes' performance, reliability, and longevity. That's why we recommend them and believe they will maintain the performance of your vehicle's brakes while saving you money. However, if you're trying to save money on the upfront cost of brake pads, Toyota offers a good economy option.

To help you decide between Toyota OEM and Economy brake pads, we put together the following table:

  Toyota OEM Brake Pads Toyota Economy Brake Pads
  • The same OEM brake pads installed at the factory
  • Performs as well as the OE brake pads 
  • Meets Toyota OE standards 
  • Cost up to 50% less than OEM brake pads
  • Typically 30 to 50% more expensive than economy brake pads
  • Tend to be noisier than OEM brake pads
  • Generate more dust than OEM brake pads
  • May not last as long as OEM brake pads
  • 12-month manufacturer warranty
  • 12-month manufacturer warranty


To summarize, the OEM and economy brake pads can be ordered from the Olathe Toyota Parts Center and are backed by Toyota's 12-month manufacturer warranty. The economy brake pads meet the same OE standards but may not perform as well or last as long as the OEM pads but are typically up to 50 percent less expensive.  

Toyota OE Economy Brake Pad Resources

New vs old pads

Image Credit: Kieffer899

If you're looking for Toyota OE Economy brake pads, the table below provides a list of the most common ones for Toyota vehicles:

Brake Pads Part Number
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Avalon, Camry, Solara  04466-AZ200
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: 4Runner, FJ Cruiser  04466-AZ203
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Highlander  04466-AZ204
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Highlander  04466-AZ205
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Avalon, Camry, Matrix AWD, RAV4  04466-AZ207
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Sequoia, Tundra  04466-AZ208
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Highlander, Prius V, Sienna  04466-AZ209
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Sienna  04466-AZ210
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear) - Fits: Venza  04466-AZ211
Disc Brake Pad Set (Rear)  - Fits: Avalon, C-HR, Camry, Corolla Cross, RAV4, Venza  04466-AZ214
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: 4Runner, Tacoma  04465-AZ203
Rear brake pad set - Fits: Avalon, C-HR, Camry, Corolla Cross, RAV4, Venza  04465-AZ204
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Camry  04465-AZ206
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Yaris  04465-AZ213
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Corolla, Matrix, Prius V, RAV4, Scion XB & XD  04465-AZ214
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Avalon, Camry, Solara  04465-AZ215
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Avalon, Camry  04465-AZ216
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Corolla iM, Matrix, Mirai, RAV4, Scion TC  04465-AZ217
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Corolla, Matrix  04465-AZ218
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Highlander, Sienna  04465-AZ219
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra  04465-AZ220
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Venza  04465-AZ221
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Corolla, Prius, Prius C, Prius Prime  04465-AZ223
Disc Brake Pad Set (Front) - Fits: Avalon, C-HR, Camry, Corolla Cross, RAV4, Venza  04465-AZ227


The Olathe Toyota Parts Center team has the brake pads you need with up-front wholesale pricing. If you have questions or need help ordering parts, use this link to contact us.  

If you need other help, check out our free resources, including a Toyota VIN decoder and diagnostic info for common Toyota trouble codes.