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Love our 2013 Limited so much, we're looking at replacing it with a new one. Our concern is the decreased total horsepower on long interstate up-hill grades, and not being able to keep up with traffic. Specifically, if the extra horsepower from the battery becomes no-longer available due to the long uphill driving time in a fully loaded (at max vehicle gross weight) scenario, in which case the vehicle would go down to gasoline-only available horsepower. We'd hate to be going significantly below the speed limit, hoping everyone coming from behind doesn't rear-end us! Never got rear-ended, but had the nerve-wracking experience many times in a 4-cylinder jeep (before kids), and don't want to be there again! Hoping to get responses from people with time in the Rockies. No offense to the East-Coasters, we love it there too, but its just not the same long sustained up-hill grades at interstate speeds (cheap Jeep did fine out East too). We'd like to buy new, but a used gasoline 2020 or earlier isn't out of the question if the hybrid is too weak for the interstate Rocky Mountains. Thank you for your time!