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Our first CRV but not our first Honda, I will have to say that they have done their homework with keeping down the road noise. Seems like engine noise on take off is more pronounced than on other SUV's we have owned, any opinions.
 

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Our first CRV but not our first Honda, I will have to say that they have done their homework with keeping down the road noise. Seems like engine noise on take off is more pronounced than on other SUV's we have owned, any opinions.
2019 Rav4 was considerably louder than our CRVs.

But you are right, the CRV is louder than most vehicles in the last decade or so.
 

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I would agree that Gen 5 CRV drive train noises aren't its strong suit. I hope future designs are much more refined.

There's a rumble on take off but RPMs tend to be low and more tolerable. For me, the worst is mid RPM band noise where the engine/cvt seems to struggle to find a happy RPM. I always come back to comparing it to the exaggerated sounds of a 2 stroke engine struggling to hold the power band. Reminds me of a chainsaw struggling to cut through a log of wood. I rarely get into the high RPM area but once there she runs and sounds like a banshee - i.e. loud and in your face!
 

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Engine noise is definitely noticeable; however, I came from a '08 E90 335xi with other DDs being all 6 cyclinders. I also test drove a CX-5 and the Mazda exhibited much more engine noise than the CRV.
 

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Take off is a bit loud but once your past 2000 RPM the whole thing comes together in a perfect way. The gas pedal feels like a 1:1 control over the speed. The constant Torque just gives me confidence that I can pass most other vehicles without and fear of a gear up shift.
 
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