The Mitsubishi Lancer, produced from 2000 to 2007, represented a significant evolution in the compact sedan segment. Known for its sharp, sporty design and reliable performance, it offered a compelling choice for consumers. The Lancer was available in various trims, including the sportier O-Z Rally and the high-performance Evolution models, catering to various preferences. Its spacious interior provided ample comfort and various features, ensuring a pleasant driving experience. Safety was also a priority in this generation, with anti-lock brakes and airbags becoming standard features in most trims. The Lancer’s handling and ride quality were well-balanced, making it enjoyable on both daily commutes and spirited drives. With its reputation for durability and dependability, the Mitsubishi Lancer from this era solidified itself as a practical and accessible option in the compact sedan market, appealing to drivers looking for reliability and style.



Mitsubishi Lancer L specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes

Engine 2.0L 4- Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification 26-32 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.0 quarts
  • Spark plug gap: 0.044″

Engine Coolant

  • Type: DIA-QUEEN LONG-LIFE COOLANT (Part No. 0103044) or High-quality ethylene-glycol antifreeze coolant
  • Capacity:
    • <4.5L Engine> 5.0L (5.3 qts.)
    • <4.8L Engine> 6.0 L (6.3 qts.)


  • Type: (API classification): SJ or higher
  • Capacity:
    • <1.5L Engine> 3.3 L (3.5 qts.)
    • <4.8L Engine> 3.8 dm3 (4.0 qts.)


  • Capacity:13.2 gal ( 50 L)

Manual Transaxle

  • Type: Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-90 or 75W-85W conforming to API classification GL-4
  • Capacity:
    • 2.2 qt (2.1 L.)
    • 2.3 qt (2.2 L.)

Automatic Transaxle

  • Type: Dia Queen ATF SP 11, Dia Queen ATF SP I1 M or equivalent
  • Capacity: Approx. 5.8 qt (5.3 L.)


  • Type: DOT 3 or DOT4


  • Type: DOT 3 or DOT4



  • 1.3 L 4G13 I4
  • 1.5 L 4G15 I4
  • 1.6 L 4G18 I4
  • 1.8 L 4G93 I4
  • 1.8 L 4G93T turbo I4
  • 2.0 L 4G94 I4
  • 2.0 L 4G63 I4
  • 2.4 L 4G69 I4


  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic
  • 4-speed INVECS-II automatic
  • CVT automatic (INVECS-III)

Fuel Consumption

fuel comparison lancer

Safety Ratings

safetyratings lancer


Front Lights

  • Front Inner Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • Front Outer Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2827
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194NA
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: 9007

Rear Lights

  • Front Inner Turn Signal Light Bulb: 12496
  • Front Outer Turn Signal Light Bulb: 2827
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: 194NA
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: 9007

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Trunk Light Bulb: DE3022