Hi, what's the best type of gas to use in a 2012 Toyota Corolla

Asked by Jul 31, 2015 at 02:28 PM about the 2012 Toyota Corolla S

Question type: General

The book says unleaded gas and a friend told me to use Plus, I just want to know what's the best gas to use.

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Regular 87 is fine. Premium is a waste of money.... just buy from the retailers in this link -- They have the proper detergents http://www.toptiergas.com/retailers/

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There is no more energy in a gallon of 91 that a gallon of 87. The difference is the flash-point ..or the temperature the fuel ignites, and they contain the same detergents. A high compression engine needs premium 91 so it will not pre-detonate. i.e. ignite from heat and compression. before the spark plug fires. Your Corolla does not need it. Now, if you care...refineries do not manufacture mid-grade "Plus" 89 octane. When the delivery comes to a retailer, the guy will put ½ regular and ½ 'premium' 91 in the storage tank. That's if they're honest. Then you have mid-grade. The tanker trucks do not carry three different gasolines.

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Regular 87

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If you search around you can all kinds of opinions on this but only one makes any sense. Run 3 tanks of each top tier grade of fuel,87,89,91, monitor the MPG carefully, the fuel that give you the best MPG is the fuel to run.

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Octane depends on where you live. 85 octane will work in Colorado at high elevations, but 87 octane is the norm elsewhere.

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OK fellas, you all make perfect sense.

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Darn Bob beat me to it ! Location location location ! 85 serves us here in Colorado Springs @ 7000 feet and above Pinging is the culprit or predetonation of the fuel causes havoc on the valves! Im sure 85 would sufficeif youre above sea level!

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But you can only find 85 in high elevations...

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