New engine still doesn't feel as strong as we'd like although its rev-matching downshifts are a nice touch. The Tribeca's transmission won't hold 2nd gear to redline -- it upshifts to 3rd. The Tribeca's quickest runs came in Drive rather than in Manual mode.
The Tribeca's brake pedal has lots of long, squishy travel but is still very effective at stopping the car. There was no noticeable fade over five full-ABS stops.
The Tribeca has less body roll than many vehicles in the segment. Its heavy steering effort makes driving quickly a bit of an effort, however. It's stable through transitions and resorts to understeer at the limit. Around the skid pad, the stability control makes itself known through individual brake application, which very obviously sends the Tribeca in the driver's chosen direction without heavily compromising speed like many similar systems.