Does Acura Require Premium Gas? | Regular vs. Premium Gas

Does Acura Require Premium Gas?

Many drivers are under the assumption that luxury vehicles, such as Acura models, require premium gas to function as they should. However, that is not always the case. According to Acura, premium gas is only a requirement for the Acura NSX, but it is recommended for the MDX, RDX, TLX, RLX, and ILX.

The answer to the question, “Do all Acuras require premium gas?” is no — but there are benefits to using a higher-octane fuel in your Acura. Acura of Ocean explores the difference between regular and premium gas as well as how it can take the performance of your Acura vehicle to the next level.

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

With fuel that has a higher octane level, there is less of a chance that combustion will occur at the wrong time. This is known as pre-ignition or an engine knock because this occurrence sounds like knocking. Higher-octane gas is designed to resist knocking for a smoother commute on the Red Bank roadways. 

Why Use Premium Gas?

Most modern vehicles, such as the Acura models previously mentioned, are usually equipped with knock sensors included to prevent pre-ignition. While your luxury vehicle can run on lower-octane, or regular, gas, premium gas allows your Acura to perform at its best. 

Acura vehicles, in particular, are created with high performance in mind. Several models are outfitted with turbocharged or supercharged engines, which use a higher compression ratio. That’s why high-octane — or premium — gas is recommended instead of regular fuel for most Acura models and required for the Acura NSX to get you from Asbury Park to Freehold.

Experience Top-Notch Acura Performance in Ocean

Acura cars and SUVs are born to perform and provide plenty of power for your daily commute or your next big road trip. Take full advantage of these performance features when you purchase a new Acura from Acura of Ocean. Peruse our online inventory or stop by in person to set up a test drive. Once you’ve found the Acura model of your dreams, consider filling it with premium gas.

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