Originally Posted by MuSh
I wish they would have done the test while not in Eco mode. Should have at least turned it off...although sport would have been preferred and yielded better results.
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I think it's better that they kept it in eco. Shows that even without downshifting and the gas pedal floored the car's temperatures did rise, but did not overheat. Even for us that tow, we wouldn't be abusing the vehicle like they did. We would downshift, let more airflow through the motor, and usually we wouldn't be at that high of an altitude or incline.
I know it's concerning that the water temps rise but as long as we don't have reports of actual overheating, looks like the engineering is sound. Towing a 5k trailer from Los Angeles to Vegas in 110 ambient, my oil gets to 270 at times and the car keeps chugging along just fine