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I got a CT last week. EX-L silver. I love it! I came from an audi sedan and needed something larger but didn't want to drive a full crossover as my wife already drives one. it is a VERY smooth and quite car. As a result, the handsfree works great. I've gotten tons of looks and several positive comments from friends and strangers. My question is ... I drove it 160 miles on the highway and noticed that often, it felt like the car would slightly drag. I think it had somethign to do w the ECO/ valve changes. I am used to a car powering along the HW and for some reason there was a slighly noticable 'shift' in power at times. Perhaps it was less power to the engine? The speed didn't change but I could feel something in the car - almost like a slight headwind. Of course, if it means the difference between 17mpg and 25mpg, i'll take it. Just curious if anyone else has noticed this and/or if the car is 'breaking-in'.
 

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hi there, my previous car is also an Audi ;)
I believed it had something to do with Honda's Variable Cylinder Management. As long as the computer believes you are driving under the same pattern, it shuts certain cylinders to save gas.

And I also feel the drag, each time I want some power while under ECO mode. The car will "shift" like you described.
 

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Took my new Crosstour on its first (400 km) road trip today particularily with your post in mind. Thankfully, I did not experience any of the noted symptoms in your post. The "ECO" mode was very active throughout the trip with no significant changes in the power or ride.
 

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The only I notice any drag is going down a steep grade with cruise control on. the brakes will engage and release to keep the speed as set. In the eco mode I feel nothing different. My CT goes in and out of eco smoothly.
 

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Well with the ECO mode shutting down the cylinders and the fact that the rpms stay consistant with the speed that may be what you were feeling. The car holds the rpms when you take an off ramp so when you accel again on a straight a narrow you dont loose any speed.


The only I notice any drag is going down a steep grade with cruise control on. the brakes will engage and release to keep the speed as set. In the eco mode I feel nothing different. My CT goes in and out of eco smoothly.
 

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Same goes for me. I haven't experienced any "drag" while in the ECO mode. As a matter of fact it is smooth sailing while in the ECO function without any drag or shifting.
 
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