Is it better to drive in sport mode in the rain?
The answer is a resounding “yes” if you’re an enthusiast. Sport mode is designed to give you more control over the vehicle, and it will do this by making the throttle more sensitive and shifting points up to keep you in the powerband. This means that if you’re driving with a lot of body roll or pushing through corners in a low gear, sport mode will help correct those issues.
Sport mode also provides higher revs on downshifts, which can help smooth out your braking. In most cars with automatic transmissions, sport mode will hold gears longer at redline — meaning that if you’re driving aggressively on track or road course and want to shift manually, you’ll have more time to do so before hitting redline.
Last modified: August 9, 2022