AAA study proves it: Premium isn't better for most cars

AAA: Premium Fuel Not Worth The Price

While engines that recommend premium deliver little bang for the extra buck, vehicles that require premium should always get the higher octane fuel.

Drivers of vehicles that recommend, but do not require, premium gasoline should consider their driving habits, and the potential benefits and costs associated with using higher-octane fuel.

Most vehicles showed a modest improvement in fuel economy and performance.

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AAA tested Premium and Regular gasoline in six vehicles: a Ford F-150, a Cadillac Escalade, a Mazda Miata, an Audi A3, a Ford Mustang GT and a Jeep Renegade.

The national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped two cents on the week to $2.46, according to a new report Monday from AAA.

"AAA already proved that there is no benefit to using premium gasoline in cars created to run on regular", said Garrett Townsend, AAA's Georgia public affairs director.

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Horsepower for test vehicles averaged an increase of 1.4 percent. In the past few years the gap between premium and regular-grade gasoline has risen from 10 percent to 25 percent, or about 50 cents per gallon. The story could obviously be different in vehicles that require premium, but in many cases these are high-performance cars where owners are happy to pay up for a boost in horsepower.

Today, gasoline costs an average $2.35 in New Orleans, according to AAA. "Look for another week of declines as refineries continue to produce gasoline at a much higher rate than what is being consumed".

If your engine makes a "pinging" or "knocking" sound when using regular fuel in a vehicle that recommends premium gasoline, a higher-octane fuel may resolve the issue, but it's a good idea to have the vehicle checked by a reputable fix shop. "Now we can confidently say that unless the vehicle manufacturer requires it, or you drive in demanding conditions, motorists who buy premium are wasting money at the pump".

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Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy, said that average gas prices in the country were lower this week because of a large build in gasoline inventories and gasoline demand numbers have seen a reprieve. But past year, almost 1.5 million new vehicles sold in the United States merely recommended, not required, premium fuel.

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