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Fun facts. I just read the entire manual cover to cover (yes I am that guy) and wanted to point out a few things most people probably wouldn't know had they not seen this.
The manual states that the carnival should only use gas rated 91 octane or higher. (And use an approved additive every 8k miles if you have a warranty that requires proof of service records)
Only use full synthetic 0w-20 oil and it's recommend every 8,000-10,000 miles.
Do not traditional tow ever, only 4 wheel flat or on dollies.
The book says you really shouldn't tow a trailer, but if you must tow don't do more than about 1,000lbs without trailer breaks, and don't go over 60mph.
The roof rack can only support 220lbs, while the total vehicle can only support 1,323lbs total including occupants and cargo.
 

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The 91 is the RON rating (Research Octane Rating). This is used in countries other than the USA. It equivalates to our 87, which you see on our pumps.
The manual in the image above shows a RON rating of 95 and AKI of 91. This would be 91 octane in US terms.
 

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Yep, my manual is the same now that you mention it. I suppose it's better to just go with 91 octane?
I told my significant other that we should probably put super in it once and a while just to clean things out. Otherwise putting 87 with a fuel additive like Costco sells would be fine for most of the time. Most engines are tuned to work with a wide range in quality of fuel. Your engine may suffer in fuel economy and power or worse, it could clog the fuel injectors if you constantly put poor quality fuel in it but fuel from a reputable place with an additive in it should be fine for the majority of time. If it were turbo charged, I would be more concerned. I guess we’ll see if there is more clarity from Kia at some point in the future.
 
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