Originally Posted by aindfan
I'm not sure if this was a coincidence, but I think I felt my AC cut out when I tried to accelerate on the hill on the highway during my commute. If this is a design feature to prioritize the engine power going to the wheels instead of the AC compressor running on the serpentine belt, I'm impressed.
From the manual:
"To improve acceleration and gas mileage, the air conditioner compressor is designed to temporarily shut off during air conditioner operation whenever the accelerator is fully depressed such as during rapid acceleration or when driving on a steep upgrade."