Originally Posted by GregW / Oregon
No, Sport is the second option on non-Tech Package cars. From the Owner's Manual: "Sport Plus Program In the "Sport Plus" porgram, the engine responds to accelerator movements with high spontaneity and uncompromising sportiness. The "Sport Plus" program can only be activated with MDrive."
You're right, there's no more power, it's just how it is controlled. But, certainly your initial statement of "detuning" is incorrect.
I'm pretty sure Sport on the no tech package is equal to Sport Plus on the tech package, it's just named differently because there is only two options not three. In my opinion anytime you soften up the suspension or take power out such as normal mode compared to sport, that is what I consider detuning. Just a word I chose to describe any setting below full stock performance of the car.