Does anyone notice a slight pull or sluggishness in the CVT at lower speeds? [2015/30

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    Does anyone notice a slight pull or sluggishness in the CVT at lower speeds? [2015/30

    So I've had my XV for about 2 months now and I've noticed what I can only really accurately describe as what I would consider engine braking when I'm going lower speeds. For example, coming up to a stop sign around 20 mi an hour, applying some brake, then letting of the brake to coast closer, but when I let off, the car feels like it's somewhat lurching into a lower gear and continuing to slow down more than just coasting as if it were in a true "neutral". Am I crazy? Is this something I need to get checked out?https://solitaire.onl/ 9apps.ooo/ https://bluestacks.vip/


    I've only previously owned 1 other car (2001 GMC Sierra) and when I let off the brakes on that truck, it would coast along without issue as if it was in neutral rather than trying to engine brake and downshift on its own. Is this just something the CVT does in Crosstreks?

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    Mine is an '18, and it does that below 20 mph (~32km/hr). It's the Subaru 1st gear. Covered in other threads.

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    I believe it's actually for performance, as odd as that may sound.

    Most automatic transmissions do not go into "true neutral" while coasting. That may be what it feels like, but it's just picking a high gear and coasting without engine drag. This is fine for cars with lots of low end torque.

    This CVT can coast without engine braking, and it does at higher speeds, but since the engine has no low end grunt, it'd need to change up gear ratios a lot to accelerate at low speeds.

    To keep it zippy and reduce wear, the CVT stays in a lower gear, and the side effect is also that natural engine braking. This engine and transmission aren't outrageously smart or responsive, and this helps to mask that. To be fair, it really does work.

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    Welcome lovelash.

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