Originally Posted by hemophilic
Mine stays in gear going downhill until I do something to make it go back to D even if it holds a steady speed. But then we don't have very big hills around here. I usually use a paddle up to 6th to defeat the D mode downhill engine braking.
I really hated the engine braking at first but have gotten used to it. It makes sense for maintaining a set speed without having to stab the brakes as often.
Eco driving 101, if you have to use the brakes, you lose.
Yeah, I am used to it - a lot of cars now downshift when going down hills to increase engine braking. After having driven a few hybrids I wish all cars would take back energy from going down hill. It wastes a lot of fuel in the mountains.