Hi-Octane? What is the source of your information that leads you to believe it will need Hi-Octane? I'd like to confirm this. If it does, I am NOT buying one! I just got the disappointing news today that the new Camry requuires HO (I was thinking of buying one). If Civic is also HO, then might as well....oh well!
No engine only requires Hi-octane except for some high performance engines as per the international RON ratings, as normal engines run on 87-91 % RON but we have substandard RON ratings, what is advewrtised is not the actual.