Scenario: 86F outside temperature. I set inside temp to 72F. It blows strong for a short time, then settles at lower level. Temperature inside is 80F at this time (measured right above the cupholder area, AC not blowing directly at that area and it was in shade) and stays at that level. When it blows strong air temperature right at the vent is about 50F.
This is V6 4x4 FWIW
Thermometer I used to check is previous mode of this one:
While not a dedicated air thermometer I found it to be very precise and fast while measuring air temperature.
If anyone ran similar tests please share your experience. Not sure how it is with other cars/brands - maybe they are all like that. All I know is that my apartment window AC keeps temperature within 1-2F from what I set it to.