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#3 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [ksayers]
Mar 28, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Honda does have some road noise. They concentrate and spend the money on good gas mileage, great road feel (compared to Toyota), durability and a reasonable price. I do think it is a combination of a few things. It is wind noise and most of the OEM tires are noisy. I'm guessing the Acura models have less noise. You pay for that also. I do think a liberal dose of sound deadening material would go a long way. Maybe some thicker material would help(and add weight). Honda needs to address this issue. A note: My Toyota Venza has some wind noise that stands out in a otherwise quiet car. It weighs quite a bit more than my CRV.
#4 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [ds1392]
Mar 28, 2011 (8:13 pm)
I have a 2010 CRV, and, I wish they'd spend a little more money to make the things get better gas Mileage. If I drive it at interstate speeds, the fuel economy just isn't that good. Mine is really noisy as well.
#5 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [ksayers]
Mar 29, 2011 (10:06 am)
You are correct. No idea why Honda cannot address this issue. It is prominent with all of their vehicles. The addition of insulation would have no impact on handling. The handling of my Highlander is great, sure not as precise as CRV. But it is smooth and very quiest. Look at Toyota.
#6 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [toledo73]
Mar 30, 2011 (8:44 am)
Insulation adds weight and costs. Some of us don't care if we are isolated from the vehicle or the road. Some people prefer to know exactly what is happening with the car. If you drive stick, engine noise is a good indicator of when to shift, rather than looking at the tachometer.
Generally, people who like being isolated don't go for Honda, they usually go for Buicks and Toyotas, the driving appliances.
#7 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [blueiedgod]
Mar 30, 2011 (9:18 am)
I would have to disagree. It's not a matter or wanting to be isolated, rather, of being tired of hearing road noise. The weight excuse is marginal. Toyota does it, Subaru, Ford... and they often get just a good gas mileage as Honda.
The problem is not tires or wind noise. This is an across-the-board design issue with Honda products that taints an otherwise fine vehicle. The issue could be resolved with insulation in the interior, isolation pads between major body components, bushing and strut isolation... lots of opportunities.
As it is, people spend -$1-2K to have some "professional" tear out their interior and install what should already be there. Gawd... Kia, Hundai, Buick, VW... they all have solved it. Except for... Honda.
#8 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [blueiedgod]
Mar 30, 2011 (2:27 pm)
Don't feel isolated in the least, just feel comfortable. Have owned Civic, CRV and Accord. All very noisy. Go drive a Nissan Rogue, excellent handling and very quiet. I'm not expecting hundreds of pounds of insulation. By nature, insulation is very light.
Apr 02, 2011 (1:04 pm)
Honda has long been critized for road noise but I honestly believe that some people maye WAY too big of a deal about it.
Yeah, if you want to focus on it you can certainly hear it although it isn't THAT much more than other cars. I had two customers bring decibel meters and compare Hondas to Toyotas and both agreed that there wasn't that much of a difference. not nearly as much of a difference as the Toyota salespeople would have you believe.
Honda did "something" in 2010 to make CRV's quietier. We all noticed the difference immediatly. We own a 2003 and a 2011 and there is quite a difference although neither of us find the 2003 to be objectionable.
I sometimes think that Honda tries to buy the noisiest tires they can find and tires make a huge difference. There is also a product called Dynamat that makes a big difference too.
It has to be remembered that what bothers one person is of no little concern to others.
#10 of 66 Re: Honda Road Noise [ksayers]
Apr 03, 2011 (6:29 am)
Agree. Hondas tend to be noisier than its competitors. When I changed tires on my CR-V I noticed an improvement, though. Still, if you're sensitive to noise, get a Lexus.
#11 of 66 Re: Road Noise [isellhondas]
Apr 14, 2011 (8:02 am)
We just bought a 2011 CRV SE and don't find any objectionable road noise. Actually cross shopping the Hyundai Tuscon we found to have more tire noise.
After owning Honda cars since 2002 this CRV is the first without objectionable road noise.
2000 Odyssey, 2003 Accord, 2006 Odyssey, 2008 Accord, 2010 Pilot all had elevated levels of road noise above competitors. The 2010 Pilot was by far the worst with the truck tires.
#12 of 66 Re: Road Noise [blackexv6]
Apr 14, 2011 (8:18 pm)
Yes, Motor Trends latest reviews of SUV's is very critical of Pilot road noise.