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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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Does Acura Require Premium Gas?

The 2021 Acura RDX with blue exterior
 

You may be wondering if a luxury vehicle like Acura models require premium gas to run properly. According to Acura, premium gas is only required for the Acura NSX and is recommended for the MDX, RDX, TLX, RLX, and ILX. So, do all Acuras require premium gas? No, but it is recommended that you use a higher-octane fuel for a number of reasons. Learn more about these reasons with our service team at Acura North Scottsdale.

 

 

What’s the Difference Between Premium Gas vs. Regular Gas?

The main difference between regular and premium gas is the octane level. Each type of gasoline has an octane rating:

  • Regular: 87 octane rating
  • Midrange: 88 to 90 octane rating
  • Premium: 91 to 94 octane rating

The higher the octane level, the lower the risk of combustion occurring any time other than when it’s designed to. This is known as pre-ignition or an engine knock. This is because this occurrence sounds like knocking. The higher-octane gas is designed to resist the knocking as you drive.

 

Why Use Premium Gas?

While your luxury model can run on lower-octane gas, or regular gas, as most modern-day vehicles are designed with knock sensors to prevent pre-ignition, you won’t be able to experience its full performance potential unless you use premium gas. Acura vehicles are created with high performance in mind, which is why they sport turbocharged or supercharged engine that use a higher compression ratio. This is why high-octane, or premium, gas is recommended instead of regular gas.

 

Take Advantage of Acura Performance in Phoenix

When you buy a new Acura model, you want to make sure you take full advantage of the performance when using premium gas. Learn more Acura tips, service tips and tricks, and more with our team at Acura North Scottsdale. Contact us in the meantime with any questions or get the process started on your favorite new model online! We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of the powerful, stylish, and high-tech Acura model you’ve been looking for.

 

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