Yeah, I figured you'd try to use that as an excuse. In 35+ years of driving, I've never been in a situation where I could have avoided an accident with more acceleration. Have you? on the other hand, I do admit that I've made turns into traffic with my MY that I wouldn't with another car precisely because I know I have the acceleration. That's an entirely different situation, though. If I'm pulling out into traffic then I'm far better off being aware then trying to compensate for poor driving with a faster car.And if you ever find yourself in a situation where there's a truck barreling at you and the only way out is with maximum acceleration, you're screwed. If you don't want the extra power 99.9% of the time you're driving, then fine -- just don't use it by never pressing the accelerator pedal past a certain point! I can accelerate as quickly or as slowly as I want in any mode just by modulating the amount of pressure I'm putting on the accelerator. Sometimes I can get < 200 Wh/mi if I am driving for maximum efficiency.
Did you pay the extra $2000 for the acceleration boost? If not, why not? What if you find yourself in a situation in which a truck is barreling at you and the only way out is with maximum acceleration? $2000 is a small price to pay to save your life, wouldn't you agree?
Living in MN, chill mode is also nice in the winter time when the roads are slippery as it makes it easier to start without spinning the tires.