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2017 Honda Pilot Touring AWD. Even though it is a 2017 model I bought it new on Aug 2018. My concern is that, upon releasing the accelerator pedal at low speeds, the RPMs increase slightly (as if the automatic transmission shifted to a lower gear - a slight jerk is felt) and consequently some speed is lost, in other words, it loses momentum, it is quite perceptible. Not good for fuel economy which is at 17.2 mpg (city driving)
 

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Probably normal. The transmission will downshift at times if it thinks you want to control speed during deceleration. It doesn't affect fuel economy as fuel is completely cut off when the accelerator pedal is released with the car moving.

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Thanks Mark. It uses more fuel since I need to step on the accelerator pedal again to get to the next stop light, for example; it will not do it on momentum alone.
 
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