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My three previous vehicles ('14 Escape Titanium 2.0, '17 Lincoln MKC Reserve 2.3, and '19 Edge Titanium 2.0) all had variable ignition timing. This allowed the owner to use regular gasoline (87 octane). However if you used a premium gasoline (93 octane) the engine produced a few more horsepower. Question is will a higher octane gasoline produce better performance in a '20 Ecosport Titanium 2.0?
 

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Im a believer in 93 octane in all of my vehicles. Ill always use Top Tier fuel as well.
Amen! I also use a full synthetic oil (Mobil 1) in all my vehicles. The investment is worth a few extra bucks in my opinion!
 

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I would be very surprised if there was a noticable, or even measurable, difference by burning more expensive gasoline. The engineers have optimized the engine to run on commonly available gas. Additionally, there are many factors other than ignition timing that affect combustion... compression ratio, valve timing, combustion chamber shape, intake and exhaust runner length & shape, etc.

For the ~50 cent difference between 87 and 91, I will be using a Top Tier 87 for the life of the vehicle.

Enjoy!
 
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