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"downshifting" automatic

when i take my foot off the gas of my outback with the cvt it free-wheels (coasts) until about 10mph and then the transmission re-engages. Is this normal as with a shifting automatic transmission you can free-wheel all the way down to 0mph? You can feel the re-engaging and witness when you view the instantaneous drop in mph.
i've noticed the same thing in my cvt (2013 ob), especially for in-town slower speed driving. I try to coast to stops to save gas, but notice the downshifting feel. I've been dropping it into neutral lately to get a better "coast"... Anyone want to chime in on whether or not this is a good idea, specifically for drivetrain longevity?
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