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#1 of 26 Quietest Interiors?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 17, 2011 (8:01 am)
Books on tape, iPods, mp3s, SiriusXM, CDs, talk radio. It all sounds better in a quiet cabin (well, maybe not talk radio).
Lexus seems to have the best reputation followed by Buick.
Are those reputations deserved? Which makes and models have the quietest cabins? What's the best ride if you have a long commute and want to tune out the stressful noise of the Interstate?
#2 of 26 Everybody knows...
Nov 17, 2011 (10:45 am)
...it's the 1965 Ford LTD! It's quieter than a Rolls-Royce!
#3 of 26 Re: Everybody knows... [lemko]
Nov 17, 2011 (12:52 pm)
Yeah, that might do it.
Amazingly, my new to me Solara convertible is insanely quiet with the top up. Heck, it's not crazy noisy with the top down!
Having had so many Hondas I'm not used to this!
#4 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [steve_]
Nov 17, 2011 (9:06 pm)
My 3 most quiet cars - a 2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5, a 2006 Jaguar S-Type 4.2, and a Mercedes Benz GLK 4Matic. For a liitle SUV, the GLK is amazingly quiet on trips.
#5 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [oldbearcat]
Nov 18, 2011 (7:17 am)
Back when the Lexus LS400 was a new car(1990 or so), I got to ride in one for a 1-hour trip.
I thought I'd gone deaf.
I currently drive an 06 Civic, similar to a garbage can with an outboard motor...
#6 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [slorenzen]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2011 (7:55 am)
Heh, Honda's have that reputation, although the new 2012 CR-V reportedly is quieter than its predecessors.
Chief Executive Magazine points to the Hyundai Equus and one that didn't occur to me, but makes sense that it'd be quiet.
The Chevy Volt.
#7 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [slorenzen]
Nov 18, 2011 (11:08 pm)
I know what you mean. I own a 2010 CRV, and, its so noisy that its annoying. On every little hill on the interstate it sounds like a supercharged food processor. However, to its credit, it is quieter than my stock 1948 Chevrolet sedan at speed.
#8 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [steve_]
Nov 20, 2011 (8:48 am)
Our 1992 LS400 w/air suspension and shod with nice quiet comfortably riding bridgestone Turanza summer use only tires.
#9 of 26 Re: Quietest Interiors? [oldbearcat]
Nov 22, 2011 (10:52 am)
Tighten down your tappets on that old 216. Intake = .006 Exhaust = .013.
#10 of 26 I might be biased...
Nov 22, 2011 (1:11 pm)
...but I can't complain about the quiet ride both my 1989 Cadillac Brougham and 2007 Cadillac DTS Performance deliver! Back in the day I had a 1975 Cadillac Sedan DeVille that was so quiet you could hardly hear the engine running. A co-worker asked, "Is it running?"