as automakers roll out more new models with turbochargers, more motorists find they should pump premium gas instead of regular to meet the fuel requirements of these force-fed used engine . such is the case with the 2019 genesis g70, a new sports sedan from hyundai's luxury brand that we've awarded as our best of 2019. so, how much would filling up a g70 cost you this week?
in short, it'll be more than it was last week. the g70 is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 3.3-liter v-6, and both are turbocharged and require premium. both used engine also are available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
aaa's daily fuel gauge report says premium gas averaged $2.86 per gallon this past week. here is what it would cost to fill the g70's 15.8-gallon tank based on prices posted by aaa early thursday:
- at the national average of $2.86 for premium, filling the tank from empty would cost $45.19.
- in hawaii, where premium averaged $3.54 a gallon to beat california as the most expensive average in the nation by a scant penny, the tab would increase to $65.49.
- premium averaged $2.40 in oklahoma to be the cheapest in the country this week by a mere cent less than missouri, and the cost there would drop to less than $44.40.
premium gas was up 2 cents from a week ago, but it wasn't the only fuel that was affected by an uptick in prices - regular gas also jumped 2 cents to average $2.28 per gallon early thursday. diesel was unchanged for a second week in a row at $2.92.
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regular jumped by 10 cents in illinois, 13 in indiana, 16 in ohio and a whopping 20 cents in michigan. big price swings are common in the great lakes area, but the past week's gyrations were greater than is typical thanks to extreme cold weather in the region. elsewhere, prices were mixed, falling in most western states but rising in some central and southwest states.
despite recent increases, regular on thursday was 32 cents cheaper than a year ago and premium was 28 cents cheaper. diesel was 8 cents lower than a year ago.
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