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Honda Accord EX-L should I use 87 octane 89 octane or 93 octane

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should I use 87 octane 89 octane or 93 octane in my 2011 Honda Accord 6 cylinder v-tec engine
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  George H. replied 6 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


You can use regular fuel in your engine which is 87 or 85 octane depending on the area of the country you live in.


You can find that information on the Honda page linked HERE


Far right bottom of the specs


Let me know what further questions you have about this


Thank you



Customer: replied 6 years ago.
which octane is the best for this vehicle my manual says 87 octane or higher
Expert:  George H. replied 6 years ago.

If you are at sea level to 2000 ft of elevation you can use 87 or higher but the regular grade of 87 will be fine. At higher elevations the octane will be less as there is less cylinder pressure so you can use the 85 octane sold there.


In any case your engine will perform fine on regular fuel there is no need for mid grade or premium but if that is all that is available it will be fine with those as well. Your wallet will take a hit though.


Let me know how I can help


Thank you



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