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Does Lexus Require Premium Gas?

2022 Lexus NX on Highway
 

A Lexus is a luxury vehicle that’s built for Mcallen thrill-seekers and value-seekers alike. With that said, you’re probably asking yourself, “Does Lexus require premium gas?” For most (but not all) of the Lexus lineup, the answer to that question is yes. Most Lexus models require you use at least 91 octane (premium) gasoline, while there are a few that can use 87 octane regular unleaded. Learn more about the Lexus gas type for your new vehicle with the team from North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley.

 

 

Which Lexus Vehicles Take Premium?

Your Lexus fuel type recommended by your owner’s manual really depends on which model you pick. As you’re about to see, most vehicles in the Lexus lineup take 91 octane gasoline. Pick your 2022 vehicle out of this lineup:

Lexus IS

  • 2022 Lexus IS 300 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus IS 350 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus IS 500 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus ES

  • 2022 Lexus ES 250 Fuel Requirement: Regular 87-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus ES 350 Fuel Requirement: Regular 87-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus ES 300h Fuel Requirement: Regular 87-octane unleaded

Lexus LS

  • 2022 Lexus LS 500 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus LS 500h Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus RC

  • 2022 Lexus RC 300 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus RC 350 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus RC F Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus LC

  • 2022 Lexus LC 500 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus LC 500h Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus UX

  • 2022 Lexus UX 200 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus UX 250h Fuel Requirement: Regular 87-octane unleaded

Lexus NX

  • 2022 Lexus NX 250 Fuel Requirement: Regular 87-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus NX 350 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus NX 350h Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus NX 450h+ Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus RX

  • 2022 Lexus RX 350 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded
  • 2022 Lexus RX 450h Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus GX

  • 2022 Lexus GX 460 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

Lexus LX

  • 2022 Lexus LX 600 Fuel Requirement: Premium 91-octane unleaded

What Happens if I Don’t Use Premium?

There are two reasons you shouldn’t use regular gas at the pumps in Mission or Brownsville if your owner’s manual says to use premium. For one, too low grade gas leads to engine knocking, which can damage your engine in the long run. In addition, using regular gas when you should use premium could void your warranty, which will cost you much more than your small savings at the pump.

Get Your Service Needs Met with North Park Lexus Rio Grande Valley

Now that you know the facts on your Lexus gas type, trust in our team to help you make the right choice in automotive service. Our Lexus trained professionals are ready to get you in, out, and back on the road ahead. Contact us today with any questions you may have. Our team is happy to answer them for you!

 

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