The Mitsubishi Outlander, produced from 2012 to 2021, marked a significant evolution in the compact SUV category. It showcased a more mature and refined design language inside and out. The exterior featured sleeker lines and a more aerodynamic profile, contributing to improved fuel efficiency. This generation boasted a spacious and well-appointed interior inside the cabin, incorporating higher-quality materials and advanced technology. The flexible seating arrangement and generous cargo space made it practical for families and those with active lifestyles. Regarding technology and safety, the 2012-2021 Outlander offered a range of features, including a user-friendly infotainment system, smartphone integration, and advanced driver-assistance systems. Its drivetrain options included all-wheel drive for better traction and stability. It provided a comfortable and composed ride on-road, while the available off-road capabilities made it suitable for light off-roading. Overall, this generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander delivered an appealing combination of style, space, and modern features, cementing its place in the competitive compact SUV segment.



Mitsubishi Outlander specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 2.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-20
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 26-32 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.8 Quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 2.4L 4-Cylinder: 0.048″

Engine 3.0L 6-Cylinder SOHC

  • Recommended Viscosity: 0W-20
  • Oil Certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 26-32 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.6 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.0L 6-Cylinder: 0.032″


  • Type: Dia Queen Super Long Life Coolant Premium or equivalent

Automatic transaxle

  • Capacity: 10.0 qt (9.5 L)


  • Capacity: 7.9 qt (7.5 L)

Oil Certification

  • Type: ILSAC Certification
  • 2.4-liter
    • Capacity: 4.5 qt (4.3 L)
  • 3.0 liter
    • Capacity: 4.2 qt (4.0 L)




  • Capacity: 16.6 gal (63 L)


Automatic Transmission


  • Type: Dia queen ATF – J3
  • Capacity: 8.7 qt (8.2 L)


Continuously variable transmission (CVT)


  • Type: Dia queen CVTF – J4
  • Capacity: 7.5 qt (7.1 L)


Power steering


  • ​​​​​​​Type: Genuine Mitsubishi Power Steering Fluid
  • Capacity: As required


Transfer case oil​​​​​​​


  • ​​​​​​​Type: Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-5 SAE 80
  • Capacity: .52 qt (0.49 L)


Differential rear axle


  • Type: Hypoid gear oil API classification GL-5 SAE 80
  • Capacity .53 qt (0.5 L)




  • Type: Brake fluid DOT3 or DOT4


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Washer fluid


  • Capacity: ​​​​​​​4.8 qt (4.5 L)


​​​​​​​Refrigerant (air conditioning)


  • Type: ​​​​​​​HFC-134a

Fuel Consumption

Safety Rating


Front Lights

  • Fog Light Bulb: H16 / H8
  • Low Beam Light Bulb: LED / H7
  • High Beam Light Bulb: LED / 9005
  • Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7507
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Daytime Running Light: LED
  • Side Marker Light Bulb: 2825 / 98

Rear Lights

  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • Brake Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: 2825 / 98
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED
  • Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7440A
  • Back-Up Reverse Light Bulb: 921
  • Side Marker Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Stepwell Light Bulb: LED
  • Glove Box Light Bulb: 2721
  • Trunk or Cargo Area Light: DE3175
  • Dome Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Map Light Bulb: DE 3175
  • Floor Console Compartment Light Bulb: LED