Does the Lexus RX Require Premium Gas?
Do I Need to Put Premium Gas in the RX?
You must only use unleaded gasoline in the RX, with an octane rating of 87 or higher. This means the Lexus RX does not require premium gasoline, as the premium octane rating is 91 or higher. Of course, you are free to put premium gas in your Lexus RX, as it can provide better performance, but it is not needed.
It’s worth noting that any gasoline used in the RX shouldn’t be higher than 15% in ethanol. If gasoline has more than 15% ethanol, or is called flex-fuel, it should not be used in your luxury Lexus SUV. It’s best to look for another option if you see this at the pump. Lexus also does not recommend using gas that contains methanol or MMT.
If gasoline with an octane rating of lower than 87 is used, it could lead to engine knocking noises. Consistent use of gasoline below this rating could lead to engine issues. Be sure you’re using the right gas for your RX.
The RX, when the right gasoline is being used, is an efficient SUV ready for highway and city travels. What can you expect from the RX when it comes to fuel efficiency? We’re glad you asked. See below for MPG ratings for RX front-wheel drive (FWD) models:
Of course, you can choose to equip your Lexus RX with all-wheel drive (AWD). If you choose to do that, this will change the MPG ratings:
We’ll Take Care of Your Lexus
Of course, putting the right gasoline into your Lexus RX is just one way to ensure the best possible performance. Over time, certain services will need to be performed to make sure the engine is taken care of.
Of course, an oil change is at the top of the list. When your vehicle has not only the right amount of oil, but also the freshest oil possible, it can run efficiently. Conventional oil tends to break down after 5,000 or 7,500 miles of driving, though vehicles with synthetic oil like the RX may be able to last up to 10,000 miles between oil changes.
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