This time we take the 2.5 loter turbocharged Mazda CX-8 up the mountain, but with 4 passengers.
Having passengers loads up the brakes and suspension a little, but the CX-8 takes it quite well.
We were pushing it quite a bit, and the biggest punishment is to the braking system, which got a bit hot, prompting the SCBS (Smart City Braking System) to issue a warning and cause the vehicle to go into limp mode.
It is just part of the safety system, and not a failure of any component, as everything was back to normal after it cooled down enough.
The CX-8 performed very well throughout the journey, and should be okay if driven normally.
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