Does Acura Require Premium Gas?

2019 Acura TLX

You may think that driving a luxury vehicle, like any of the sophisticated models in the Acura lineup, means that you will need to fill up the tank with premium fuel to keep the vehicle operating at its best. However, according to Acura, premium gas is only required for the Acura NSX, but it is recommended for the MDX, RDX, TLX, RLX, and ILX.The answer to the question, ”Do all Acura modelss require premium gas?” is no — but it’s recommended that you use a higher-octane fuel in your Acura for a number of reasons.

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

The key difference when comparing regular and premium gas is the octane level. All types of gasoline feature a unique octane rating:

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

What does a higher octane level mean? With a higher octane level, there is less of a chance that combustion will occur when it is not supposed to. This is known as pre-ignition or an engine knock because this occurrence sounds like knocking. Higher-octane gas decreases the likelihood of engine knocking as you drive along the San Jose roads.

Why Use Premium Gas?

Modern-day vehicles, like the Acura models listed above, are frequently designed with knock sensors included to prevent pre-ignition. If you want to experience the full performance potential of your new Acura, it’s best to opt for premium gas. Your luxury vehicle is still able to run on lower-octane, or regular gas, but with this type of fuel, you won’t be able to see all that it can do. Acura vehicles, in particular, are designed with high performance in mind. That is why you’ll find turbocharged or supercharged engines on several popular models. These engines use a higher compression ratio. That’s why high-octane — or premium — gas is recommended instead of regular fuel for most Acura models with these performance-inspired engines, and it is required for the Acura NSX.

Take Advantage of Acura Performance in Los Gatos

No matter which Acura vehicle you choose, you are sure to be impressed by its incredible performance capabilities. And to ensure that your vehicle reaches its full potential, you will want to fill up the tank with premium gasoline. Contact the team at Los Gatos Acura if you have any questions or want to know about the iconic Acura performance.

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