There isn't much for a driver to do here, with only a few hundredths to be gained from brake-torque. A little lethargic off the line and ultra-linear acceleration thereafter. Upshifts (in both D and Sport D) occur at redline, and are quite smooth. FYI, brake pedal grew soft by the 5th quarter-mile run and odor was evident.
First stop was clearly the best with cool brakes. Soft initial bite, moderate dive, quiet ABS cycling, but all straight stops -- though not as "crisp" as first one.
Skid pad: With non-defeat stability control "off" the vehicle begins to breathe off throttle as understeer approaches. Steering feels isolated, but not numb, and loads-up only moderately. Suspension is adept at soaking up bumps/dips. With ESP on, individual brake application was evident. Slalom: Vehicle hates rough/abrupt input and punishes with ESP intrusion (even when "off") so smooth is quick. Minimal but evident yaw delay after initiating turn-in. Suspension is very good at minimizing road imperfections but is reluctant to transition side-to-side. Despite low threshold for ESP and reluctance to transfer weight, the Tribeca feels well balanced and poised at these low limits.