Can I use premium gas in my Hyundai Sonata hybrid vehicle?

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Asked by Apr 21, 2015 at 09:39 AM about the 2013 Hyundai Sonata

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You can use premium, but if the manufacturer doesn't specify that it's required and the engine has no knock, why bother?

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http://www.hyundaisonatamanual.com/sonata-3-fuel_requirements.html Pasted from owners manual: Introduction / Fuel requirements Your new vehicle is designed to use only unleaded fuel having a pump octane number ((R+M)/2) of 87 (Research Octane Number 91) or higher. Other words regular 87 is fine but they used premium 91 during engine testing

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engine may run hotter may start over heating or may not

Ethenol free high test is why,. All of our engines are being affected by Ethenol in our gas is why I'm using it

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I have a 2013 hyundai sonata what kind of gas can I use in my car

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Absolutely! While many will argue that it may not be needed - I personally have found that the 2.4L Sonata that I'm driving runs extremely smooth on Chevron Premium. This last tank, I'm trying a tank full of Sam's Club station premium - and, so far, no issues. But with GDI - it's good to consider "top tier" fuel to reduce the amount of deposits - especially on valves over time since GDI engine designs are more prone to carbon build up than the multi-port fuel injection designs with other types of engines.

Higher octane lets the computer advance timing. Possible hp gain or torque. My volvo would use 87 but jammed on 92

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