Does Acura Require Premium Gas?

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If you’re a Providence or Warwick driver and wondering, “Do all Acuras require premium gas?” Well, you’ll be interested to learn that premium gas is required for models like the Acura NSX, while it is only recommended, but not required, for the Acura MDX, RDX, TLX, RLX, and ILX models. Turn to First Acura to break down why higher-octane fuel is so important to your Acura, and which models need it the most to run at their best condition.

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

Regular and premium gas differ due to their octane level and its corresponding rating. If you have a higher octane level, then you will have a lower risk that combustion will occur during pre-ignition, and it can also avoid engine knock, which will sound like a knocking or tapping sound. Higher octane levels resist this knocking sound as much as possible. Check out the gasoline octane ratings below:

  • Regular: 87 octane rating
  • Mid-range: 88 to 90 octane rating
  • Premium: 91 to 94 octane rating

Why Use Premium Gas?

Many newer Acura models listed above will come designed with pre-ignition prevention in mind, and will typically be equipped with knock sensors. Drivers can elect to use a lower-octane or regular gasoline, but not using premium gas may limit your vehicle from reaching its full potential in terms of performance. Since many Acura cars and SUVs are designed to do that with available turbocharged or supercharged engines, these configurations demand a higher compression ratio. A higher ratio works best with high-octane or premium gas to help you get the most fuel-efficient performance from models like the Acura NSX.

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Navigation System,10 Speakers,AM/FM radio: SiriusXM,CD player,Premium audio system: Acura/ELS Surround,Radio data system,Radio: ELS Studio Premium Audio System,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,HVAC memory,Rear window defroster,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system: AcuraLink,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Information System warning,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Auto High-beam Headlights,Delay-off headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Distance pacing cruise control: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) w/Low-Speed Follow,Speed control,Bumpers: body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Acura Navigation System w/3D View,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Heated front seats,Heated Front Sport Seats,Power passenger seat,Prem Perforated Milano Leather-Trimmed Interior,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,Wheels: 17" x 7.5" Pewter Gray Aluminum Alloy,Rain sensing wipers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,A/C,Security System,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,ABS,Cruise Control,Rear Defrost,Child Safety Locks,Front Wheel Drive,4 Cylinder Engine,Floor Mats,Gasoline Fuel,Daytime Running Lights,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror(s),Sun/Moonroof,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Power Steering,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Traction Control,Power Windows,Intermittent Wipers,A/T,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Premium Sound System,Satellite Radio,MP3 Player,Heated Front Seat(s),Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Rain Sensing Wipers,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Engine Immobilizer,Automatic Headlights,Woodgrain Interior Trim,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Mirror Memory,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Seat Memory,Leather Steering Wheel,Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode,Remote Trunk Release,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Universal Garage Door Opener,Bluetooth Connection,Telematics,8-Speed A/T,Back-Up Camera,Stability Control,Brake Assist,Keyless Start,Auxiliary Audio Input,HD Radio,Hard Disk Drive Media Storage,Rear Bench Seat,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Blind Spot Monitor,Lane Departure Warning,Knee Air Bag,Cross-Traffic Alert,Lane Keeping Assist,Adaptive Cruise Control,Smart Device Integration,Requires Subscription
 
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Navigation System,Navigation system: Acura Navigation System with 3D View,12 Speakers,AM/FM radio: SiriusXM,Premium audio system: ELS Studio,Radio data system,Radio: Acura ELS Studio Premium Audio System,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear window defroster,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system: AcuraLink,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Power Liftgate,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Auto High-beam Headlights,Delay-off headlights,Fully automatic headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Active Cruise Control,Speed control,Bumpers: body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Spoiler,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Apple CarPlay/Android Auto,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated front seats,Heated Front Sport Seats,Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior,Power passenger seat,Split folding rear seat,Passenger door bin,Wheels: 19" x 8" Pewter Gray Split 5-Spoke,Rear window wiper,Variably intermittent wipers,4.17 Axle Ratio,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,A/C,Security System,AM/FM Stereo,ABS,Cruise Control,Rear Defrost,Child Safety Locks,All Wheel Drive,4 Cylinder Engine,Turbocharged,Floor Mats,Gasoline Fuel,Daytime Running Lights,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror(s),Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Power Steering,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Temporary Spare Tire,Traction Control,Aluminum Wheels,Power Windows,Intermittent Wipers,A/T,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Premium Sound System,Panoramic Roof,Satellite Radio,MP3 Player,Heated Front Seat(s),Privacy Glass,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Engine Immobilizer,Automatic Headlights,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Mirror Memory,Rear Parking Aid,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Passenger Adjustable Lumbar,Seat Memory,Leather Steering Wheel,Rear Spoiler,Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode,Remote Trunk Release,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Universal Garage Door Opener,Bluetooth Connection,Telematics,Back-Up Camera,Stability Control,Brake Assist,Keyless Start,Auxiliary Audio Input,HD Radio,Rear Bench Seat,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Blind Spot Monitor,Lane Departure Warning,Knee Air Bag,Cross-Traffic Alert,Lane Keeping Assist,WiFi Hotspot,10-Speed A/T,Adaptive Cruise Control,Smart Device Integration,Requires Subscription
 
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Navigation System,14 Speakers,AM/FM radio: SiriusXM,CD player,Premium audio system: Acura/ELS Studio,Radio data system,Radio: Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System,Air Conditioning,Automatic temperature control,Front dual zone A/C,Rear air conditioning,Rear window defroster,Heads-Up Display,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system: AcuraLink,Front anti-roll bar,Knee airbag,Low tire pressure warning,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Power moonroof,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Auto High-beam Headlights,Delay-off headlights,Panic alarm,Security system,Distance pacing cruise control: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) w/Low-Speed Follow,Speed control,Bumpers: body-color,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Acura Navigation System w/3D View,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,Compass,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: HomeLink,Illuminated entry,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Trip computer,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Heated front seats,Heated Front Sport Bucket Seats,Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior,Power passenger seat,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rain sensing wipers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Climate Control,Multi-Zone A/C,A/C,Rear A/C,Security System,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,ABS,Cruise Control,Rear Defrost,Child Safety Locks,Front Wheel Drive,V6 Cylinder Engine,Floor Mats,Gasoline Fuel,Daytime Running Lights,Keyless Entry,Power Door Locks,Heated Mirrors,Power Mirror(s),Sun/Moonroof,Power Driver Seat,Power Passenger Seat,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Leather Seats,Bucket Seats,Power Steering,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Traction Control,6-Speed A/T,Power Windows,Intermittent Wipers,A/T,Generic Sun/Moonroof,Premium Sound System,Satellite Radio,MP3 Player,Heated Front Seat(s),Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Rain Sensing Wipers,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Engine Immobilizer,Automatic Headlights,Woodgrain Interior Trim,Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror,Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror,Mirror Memory,Driver Adjustable Lumbar,Passenger Adjustable Lumbar,Seat Memory,Leather Steering Wheel,Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode,Remote Trunk Release,Tire Pressure Monitor,Trip Computer,Universal Garage Door Opener,Bluetooth Connection,Telematics,Back-Up Camera,Stability Control,Brake Assist,Keyless Start,Auxiliary Audio Input,Power Folding Mirrors,HD Radio,Hard Disk Drive Media Storage,Rear Bench Seat,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Blind Spot Monitor,Lane Departure Warning,Knee Air Bag,Cross-Traffic Alert,Lane Keeping Assist,Adaptive Cruise Control,Smart Device Integration,Requires Subscription
 
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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at (855) 638-1491 or by visiting us at the dealership.

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 2.99% interest and 20% downpayment.

*Prices shown do not include taxes or license. Prices shown include a destination & handling charge. The destination & handling charge for sedans/SUVs is $995 or $1025, NSX is $1800 or $1995, and PMC edition is $1995. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please consult your selected dealer.

MPG Disclaimer
Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.


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