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Excessive engine noise going up a grade

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We just got our 2014 hybrid a week ago. When going up a relatively steep grade, the engine gets quite loud. Is this normal, and will it quiet down when it gets broken in?
This happens when going from east to west through a mountain pass. Going the other way, the grade isn't as steep going up, and the engine noise stays normal.
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I've read that the hybrid has a louder engine generally. I'm guess when you work the engine harder going up a hill that would be more pronounced. I don't think there is much to worry about though.
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