So, I’m a-gettin’ a new vehicle. It’s replacing my wife’s, but she claims that it is really my second car and she’ll just use whichever I’m not using. Whatever, here is the critical question: Should I dictate that premium fuel be used?
It is a 2020 Subaru Outback with the 2.4L turbo engine. From very brief internet research, it is supposed to run on regular, low octane gasoline. However, given that it is a direct injection turbo engine, would I be protecting it by using high octane (93) gasoline?
On my GTI with the 2.0L turbo, I only use premium, both for this reason and to get the most power.
In the end, it might be easiest to say that both of “my” cars get premium to keep it simple for my wife, but I’m curious if anyone has particular knowledge in this area.