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Gas: premium vs regular

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The Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey all have the same 3.5 Liter engine with 240 HP as the MDX. However, the recommended fuel for those vehicles is Regular gas, whereas the MDX recommends Premium. Why??

My salesman and the service dept. said its ok to use regular gas in the MDX. In fact, all the MDX loaners are filled up with regular gas. (I wonder if my initial tank of gas from the dealer was regular).

Let's check with other dealers if Regular gas is OK to use in the MDX. Could save us alot of $$$ in the long run.
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I just found a Pure station here that has 5 grades of gas:
87, 88, 89, 91, and 93 octane. Even better, the price for the 87 is comparable to the lowest prices in town, and the price for 93 is less than everyone else's 91! I'm tempted to try a tank of each grade and attempt to quantify the differences.

- Conrad
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