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

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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.

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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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