: What kind of gas in 2013 SRX??



Whistlingdixiee
02-26-13, 04:05 PM
I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on what type of gas to use in my 2013
Performance SRX. I think I read that regular unleaded gasoline is recommended, but should
you use premium if you can? Or would that be a waste? TIA

st4422
02-26-13, 05:42 PM
The engine in your 2013 SRX is tuned to run on regular unleaded. There is no benefit to using higher octane fuel. This has been widely discussed elsewhere on these forums. Save the money and spend it on some nice accessories.:)

adamjeeps
02-26-13, 07:16 PM
I would add to use a top tier gasoline from this list:

www.toptiergas.com/retailers.html

If you can find it in ethanol-free and the price is not too high, even better.

carbeck
02-26-13, 08:41 PM
If you can find it in ethanol-free and the price is not too high, even better.

Waste of time. 2012 and newer SRXs can take up to E85. Avoiding ethanol won't help a thing.

Find a top tier retailer and use 87, or 89 if the price is equal or less.

adamjeeps
02-26-13, 08:54 PM
Waste of time. 2012 and newer SRXs can take up to E85. Avoiding ethanol won't help a thing.

Find a top tier retailer and use 87, or 89 if the price is equal or less.

We will have to agree to disagree on the ethanol. It is a fact the more ethanol content gasoline will result in poorer gas mileage. And I don't know where you would find 89 octane cheaper than 87.

carbeck
02-26-13, 09:33 PM
We will have to agree to disagree on the ethanol. It is a fact the more ethanol content gasoline will result in poorer gas mileage. And I don't know where you would find 89 octane cheaper than 87.

Where I live, the only top tier provider has 87 and 89 for the same price. Both have 10% ethanol. Non-top tier stations have 89 with ethanol and 87 without it. The 89 is cheaper.

Cross the state line, and the same top tier provider charges more for the 89, and non-top tier stations have ethanol 89 and non-ethanol 87 for the same price. Apparently we get a discount on this side for having ethanol in the fuel.

adamjeeps
02-26-13, 11:37 PM
In Virginia, and nearby West Virginia, we have 87, 89, and 93. Nearly all are 10% ethanol. The 89 is about 10-15 cents more and the 93 is about 40 cents higher than 87. You can find 87 and 93 ethanol free scattered about. It usually runs 10-20 cents higher than the 10%.

Huey Driver
02-27-13, 08:30 AM
Top Tier is required to have between 8% & 10% ethanol, if I read the specs right.
I make no judgement about the value of the Top Tier program. I suppose it could be argued the same as dino vs syn oil or even 3k oil changes vs OLMS. However, I tend to stick with name brand gasoline, and find that Top Tier is available and competitively priced. All things being equal, and the recommendation in the users manual to use it, I figure I at least have a little of an upper hand with the service dept if I ever have any fuel issues if I can confidently say its all I've ever used.

Cadillac Cust Svc
02-27-13, 10:10 AM
Good morning Whistlingdixiee,
It is recommended to use regular unleaded gasoline with a posted octane rating of 87 or higher in the 2013 SRX. Per the manual, E85 (85% ethanol) and other fuels containing more than 15% ethanol must be used only in flex fuel vehicles.
I hope this is helpful for you!
Sarah (Assisting Katie), Cadillac Customer Service

a1994114a
07-04-16, 01:56 PM
Fuel
Use of the recommended fuel is an
important part of the proper
maintenance of this vehicle. When
driving in the U.S. and Canada, to
help keep the engine clean and
maintain optimum vehicle
performance, we recommend using
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
See www.toptiergas.com for a list of
TOP TIER Detergent Gasolines.
Use regular unleaded gasoline
meeting ASTM specification D4814
with a posted octane rating of 87 or
higher. Do not use gasoline with an
octane rating below 87, as it may
cause engine damage and will lower
fuel economy.
Use of Seasonal Fuels
Use summer and winter fuels in the
appropriate season. The fuels
industry automatically modifies the
fuel for the appropriate season.
If fuel is left in the vehicle tank for
long periods of time, driving or
starting could be affected. Drive the
vehicle until the fuel is at one-half
tank or less, then refuel with the
current seasonal fuel.
Prohibited Fuels
Gasolines containing oxygenates
such as ethers and ethanol, as well
as reformulated gasolines, are
available in some cities. If these
gasolines comply with the
previously described specification,
then they are acceptable to use.
However, E85 (85% ethanol) and
other fuels containing more than
15% ethanol must be used only in
FlexFuel vehicles.
{Caution
Do not use fuel containing
methanol. It can corrode metal
parts in the fuel system and also
damage plastic and rubber parts.
That damage would not be
covered under the vehicle
warranty.
Some gasolines, mainly high octane
racing gasolines, can contain an
octane-enhancing additive called
methylcyclopentadienyl manganese
tricarbonyl (MMT). Do not use
gasolines and/or fuel additives with
MMT as they can reduce spark plug
life and affect emission control
system performance. The
malfunction indicator lamp may turn
on. If this occurs, see your dealer
for service.

My ignorance. I completely didn't understand what number of fuel should be used by reading the 2013 SRX Manual.

MI-SRX
07-04-16, 02:10 PM
...2012 and newer SRXs can take up to E85.....
Not true. It may be only '12 and '13 model years. I know my '14 specifically says not to use E85 - don't know about '15 and '16.