If the vehicle has the 2.0L L4 engine
(VIN Code V), use premium
unleaded gasoline with a posted
octane rating of 91 or higher.
You can also use regular unleaded
gasoline rated at 87 octane or
higher, but the vehicle's acceleration
could be slightly reduced, and a
slight audible knocking noise,
commonly referred to as spark
knock, might be heard.This is from the manual on page 9-45 .
Hope this answers your question... I only use Premium and have had no problems with knock...