I'd agree with that 100%. My '07 is louder even than my '91 Civic Wagon was. Assuming I keep it I will likely do some moderate soundproofing when I do my audio upgrade. At least the doors, side walls, and floor. But if I do so, it will be more for audio benefit than for quieting. To me it just isn't that big of a problem.Our 2010 EX-L was the loudest vehicle we've owned. It was better on fresh tires, but still not very isolated from road noise. If that's a concern, you will definitely want to test drive the one you're looking at on the highway. Engine noise was not as much of an issue, as being underpowered was. Still, a very solid vehicle. It's just not something you'll really look forward to driving.
I'd say yes, tires transmit most of it, suspension the rest. Mine doesn't have a wind noise issue. To my thinking it's more about the larger interior volume amplifying what the unibody structure transmits. It's more than none at all, but really not that much.Thanks for the info.
I was actually just asking what is actually making the noise, instead of how loud it is (as I've already read quiet a bit about that here). Going by some of the replies above, it sounds like tires might be much to blame for it, but not all?
I had a 2004 Civic for quite awhile and was always a little disturbed at how loud I had to have the music playing on the highway. Good to see that the CR-V might be quieter than that.
Unfortunately being a used car, I probably won't test drive until I'm ready for an immediate purchase. And I'll probably buy from an individual. I know I would be a little PO'd if I was selling a car and someone came and drove it and didn't buy just because it was too loud for them (vs. having a mechanical problem).
Aside from tires, I find that most of the noise is road noise, and perhaps a little wind noise at highway speeds.
But my point is that road noise has to get to the car somehow. If it's actually from the "road", the only way it can get to the car is through the tires. If by "road noise", they just mean noise while driving on the road, it could only be from the tires on the road, air, engine combustion, or drivetrain components spinning.I'd say yes, tires transmit most of it, suspension the rest. Mine doesn't have a wind noise issue. T
The newer generations have almost all of this... I am unsure about the suspension isolation tech or what's in the headliner. My feelings about the extent of the improvements are documented in my signature.Honda could do a much better job here, by adding some in strategic places such as in the doors and side walls, on the floor, and a little suspension isolation. So, much improvement can be added.
That's what I was referring to--a combination of all of those things, plus the wind noise. It all kind of blends together. If you're standing alongside a busy freeway, that's the type of noise. Primarily the noise of tires over pavement. But since sound carries, the noise from the tires is probably entering through the firewall, the doors and the floor, and to a lesser extent the roof. Some of the newer Hondas claim to have a sound-insulating glass (thicker?).If by "road noise", they just mean noise while driving on the road, it could only be from the tires on the road, air, engine combustion, or drivetrain components spinning.