Regular, Plus and Supreme Fuel Types at a Fuel Pump

Does My Toyota Require Premium Fuel?

Should I Use Premium Fuel in My Toyota? 

Are you the proud owner of a brand-new Toyota car, truck or crossover? Did you know that the type of fuel you put in your 2020 Toyota RAV4 can impact performance? Regular, mid-grade and premium fuel options can make choosing the right fuel for your vehicle a difficult decision. Bangor-area drivers who have asked – should I use premium fuel in my Toyota – can find the answers they are looking for at Downeast Toyota. 


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What Are the Different Fuel Types? 

Three Different Fuel Types at a Fuel Pump

When you stop at the gas station, you will generally find three types or grades of fuel – regular, mid-grade and premium – that will each have an individual octane rating. The octane rating is defined as the – measure of the fuel’s ability to resist engine knock and burn cleaner– and a higher octane rating will burn more efficiently and more cleanly. A majority of gas stations will provide drivers with three grades of fuel – Regular 87-Octane, Mid-Grade 89-Octane and Premium 91-Octane. The octane rating for premium fuel may vary based on the production company.  

Which Toyota Models Require Premium Fuel? 

When you get behind the wheel of a brand-new 2020 Toyota Tacoma, it is important to know what type of fuel you should use. Most Toyota models recommend regular or mid-grade fuel. Check your Toyota owner’s manual for fuel recommendations. Fuels with a higher octane rating will burn cleaner and more efficiently – a characteristic that will improve performance – which makes premium fuel ideal for high-performance vehicles like the 2020 Toyota Supra. Bangor-area drivers who crave performance and want to get the most out of their Toyota may want to choose premium the next time they are at the pump. 


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Should I use premium fuel in my Toyota? Are you unsure of which type of fuel you should use in your vehicle? This overview of fuel grades will help point you in the right direction the next time you stop for gas. Contact the Downeast Toyota Service Department for more information on automotive maintenance!