Please forgive me for being critical, but it is not compression braking. Compression has nothing to do with engine braking, unless you’re talking about a Jake-Brake in a diesel. In a gas engine nothing is being compressed when you take your foot off the gas pedal and the throttle valve closes. In a gas engine, engine braking is all about manifold vacuum.The compression braking in this car drives me nuts, too. I think it is called "fuel cut", and a tuner should be able to adjust or remove it. My wife's ES 350 is paid off in September, then the Accord will get some love. :banana:
Agree wholeheartedly. I loved my '98 Accord MT for that. I remember the time I was going on the downhill stretch of Going to the Sun road in Glacier Park. Just put it in a lower gear and coasted all the way down without having to touch the gas or brake pedals, (OK, maybe the brakes in the curves). My '17 Highlander has nice engine braking when going down hills, shifting down from top gear (8th) to sometimes 4th (maybe 3rd) depending on the steepness of the grade. It seems to only do when in cruise control though. Not sure about that. I'll have to experiment a little more. There is one downslope in my area where, if I start down at 60 MPH, I could easily get to 70-80 by the bottom. The trans easily limits it to 65.I like it. Approximates what one can get with a manual trnsmission. My thanks to Honda.