Which octane fuel should i use

Asked by Feb 25, 2016 at 04:27 PM about the 2005 Kia Spectra EX

Question type: General

Just want to know what would be the best fuel to
use on my car since i dont have an owners
manual?

2 Answers

70

Seeing as the 05 spectra isn't a high performance vehicle, 87 octane is fine. You can run 91 or 93 but studies have shown that there is no real benefit in running a higher octane than recommended unless you have issues with engine knocking.

3 people found this helpful.

Thank you

Your Answer:

Kia Spectra Experts

  • #1
    Christina Ruggiero
    Reputation
    480
  • #2
    Jeffrey Foster
    Reputation
    430
  • #3
    Todd Warnke
    Reputation
    250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Optima
379 Great Deals out of 30,245 listings starting at $2,295
Used Honda Civic
376 Great Deals out of 49,269 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla
623 Great Deals out of 66,697 listings starting at $900
Used Kia Rio
43 Great Deals out of 5,471 listings starting at $1,995
Used Hyundai Elantra
468 Great Deals out of 48,599 listings starting at $1,700
Used Kia Sportage
228 Great Deals out of 20,536 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Focus
384 Great Deals out of 80,843 listings starting at $1,300
Used Kia Sorento
388 Great Deals out of 31,629 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Accord
566 Great Deals out of 103,985 listings starting at $950
Used Nissan Sentra
543 Great Deals out of 47,153 listings starting at $990
Used Hyundai Sonata
387 Great Deals out of 47,831 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Camry
759 Great Deals out of 73,415 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Altima
745 Great Deals out of 66,932 listings starting at $1,625
Used Kia Sedona
155 Great Deals out of 7,958 listings starting at $2,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.