Selecting the proper fuel is essential to satisfactory performance of the engine.
Engine damage caused by use of improper fuels is not covered under Toyota's new vehicle warranty.
Use only unleaded gasoline
To help prevent gas station mixups, your vehicle has a new smaller fuel tank opening. The special nozzle on pumps with unleaded fuel will fit it, but the larger standard nozzle on pumps with leaded gas will not.
Do not use leaded gasoline. Use of leaded gasoline will cause the catalytic converter to lose its effectiveness and the emission control system to function improperly. Also, this can increase maintenance costs.
Use of fuel with an octane number lower than stated will cause persistent heavy knocking. If severe, this will lead to engine damage.
- 7M-GTE engine:
- For optimum engine performance. Toyota recommends using premium type gasoline with an octane number of 95 or higher (Research Octane Number).
However, if such premium type cannot be obtained, you may use gasoline with an octane number as low as 91.
- 7M-GE engine:
- Select the octane number of 97 or higher (Research Octane Number).
If your engine knocks...
If you detect heavy knocking even when using the recommended fuel, or if you hear steady knocking while holding a steady speed on level roads, consult your Toyota dealer.
However, now and then, you may notice light knocking for a short time while accelerating or driving up hills. This is no cause for concern.
FUEL TANK CAPACITY
70 Litres (18.5 US Gallons, 15.4 Imperial Gallons)
Operation in Foreign Countries
If you plan to drive your Toyota in another country...
- comply with the vehicle registration laws.
- confirm the availability of the correct fuel.