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How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

I read some people were complaining they thought it didn't blow cold enough and didn't cool down cabin quickly.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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What year model are you referring to? The a/c on my 2011 works great & the heat index today is 101.
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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

I have a 2014 and its ice cold...
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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

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I read some people were complaining they thought it didn't blow cold enough and didn't cool down cabin quickly.
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It is a big internal volume to cool down, and there are several things you can do to help it cool down quicker, such as open windows, use the roof vent mode, use recirc mode, set the temp to "LO" and crank the fans and use the Uconnect to direct air outputs, plus turn on the butt blower.

Even in auto mode, if you've set the desired temp to 70-72, you get a pretty good blower noise as it tries to cool down from the 90's or higher and the tunable air outlets have pretty good volume.

Once cool, the auto mode works fine for pretty much anything from the low 80's on up...

My biggest gripe is muggy, sunny days where the temp is in the 73-80 range, where the auto mode cuts air flow way too much for comfort. Manual fan speed works, but hey, this gives me something to complain about.
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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

Toronto had a few days of true hot weather this summer - mid 90's. My 2012 Limited handled this very well.
The automatic setting takes care of everything pretty well. The only exception is that the autotmatic setting does not direct enough air to rear passengers. When I have rear passengars, I manually turn up the fan a couple of notches, without turning the temperature setting down. I always make sure that the dashboard vents are pointed to the rear passengers for their sake and mine, as I don't like air blowing directly on me.
I wish there were rear vents, controllable by rear passengers.
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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

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What year model are you referring to? The a/c on my 2011 works great & the heat index today is 101.
2013-2014.

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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

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It is a big internal volume to cool down, and there are several things you can do to help it cool down quicker, such as open windows, use the roof vent mode, use recirc mode, set the temp to "LO" and crank the fans and use the Uconnect to direct air outputs, plus turn on the butt blower.

Even in auto mode, if you've set the desired temp to 70-72, you get a pretty good blower noise as it tries to cool down from the 90's or higher and the tunable air outlets have pretty good volume.

Once cool, the auto mode works fine for pretty much anything from the low 80's on up...

My biggest gripe is muggy, sunny days where the temp is in the 73-80 range, where the auto mode cuts air flow way too much for comfort. Manual fan speed works, but hey, this gives me something to complain about.
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Toronto had a few days of true hot weather this summer - mid 90's. My 2012 Limited handled this very well.
The automatic setting takes care of everything pretty well. The only exception is that the autotmatic setting does not direct enough air to rear passengers. When I have rear passengars, I manually turn up the fan a couple of notches, without turning the temperature setting down. I always make sure that the dashboard vents are pointed to the rear passengers for their sake and mine, as I don't like air blowing directly on me.
I wish there were rear vents, controllable by rear passengers.
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68 on auto keeps things very comfortable year round for me.


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Re: How is the air conditioning in very hot temp?

My '14 stays very cool on the driver's side; I wish it were that cool on the passenger side also. But then I'd have to listen to my wife's screams as she rides on the roof...
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Toronto had a few days of true hot weather this summer - mid 90's. My 2012 Limited handled this very well.
The automatic setting takes care of everything pretty well. The only exception is that the autotmatic setting does not direct enough air to rear passengers. When I have rear passengars, I manually turn up the fan a couple of notches, without turning the temperature setting down. I always make sure that the dashboard vents are pointed to the rear passengers for their sake and mine, as I don't like air blowing directly on me.
I wish there were rear vents, controllable by rear passengers.
there are?? did i miss something lol
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Record equalling temps in Denver this week. 97 deg. My 2011 Ltd coping brilliantly. After 18 holes of golf has me cooled down in 5 mins!
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