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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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Haven't I seen this thread ...

... somewhere else??
Hey accmdx ...

... it really does not matter what anyone says on this or any other site regarding what is the right/wrong thing to do with the car.

All that really matters is what does the Official Book that CAME with the car say: It says 91 (minimum) Octane RECOMMENED. A lower octane CAN be used, but at a loss of performance.
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