Is regular unleaded fuel OK to use in my 2005 Subaru Outback, LL Bean edition, V6 engine? It is not a Turbo.

Asked by Oct 19, 2012 at 12:20 AM about the 2005 Subaru Outback 3.0R L.L. Bean Edition Wagon

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If I buy this car will I have to use premium gas or can I use regular unleaded?

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In a Subaru, if you want it to run properly and last, you should always use premium.

I agree with Nick. I Googled that car and looked at engine specs and was surprised to see how high the compression ratio is: 10.5:1. Premium is, unfortunately (I say that because of price) necessary

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According to the manufacturer Premium is strongly recommended in Subaru's because of their engineering. Although it is not required except in Turbo Models,

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