How QUIET is new Accord?

mark_wnymark_wny Member Posts: 70
edited November 2015 in Honda
I have a 2011 Accord LX. Everything is fine except for road noise and engine noise while accelerating; result is that I can listen to talk radio but no real music (jazz/classical). I realize that if I want a Lexus, I should pay $18K more and get one. Still, just wondering how the new Accords score in this dept.



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  • abdullah933abdullah933 Member Posts: 2
    yes mr mark I agree with you...i just bought new honda accord 2015
    NOISE come in from REAR SEAT...I make complaint several time not solve problem...

    accord model 2004 not NOISE because REAR SEAT can't FOLD.
    MUSIC also no real music when NOISE come in...

    PLEASE HONDA COME FORWARD....to solve this problem
  • mark_wnymark_wny Member Posts: 70
    Thanks for your input - sorry for my delay in answering (I haven't been on the forums for awhile ;-)

  • carboy21carboy21 Member Posts: 760
    edited April 2016
    Change tires . Most times road noise is a function of hard tires.
    For engine noise, change oil to thicker oil and add fuel additives like Sea Foam for few tanks.
  • texasestexases Member Posts: 9,732
    I agree about the tires, look on tirerack for the quietest tires in your car's size. Worn tires are louder, too.

    I wouldn't use anything but the oil grade recommended Honda.
  • carboy21carboy21 Member Posts: 760
    edited May 2016
    texases said:

    I agree about the tires, look on tirerack for the quietest tires in your car's size. Worn tires are louder, too.

    I wouldn't use anything but the oil grade recommended Honda.

    New cars come with oils recommended for higher mpg to fullfill Federal mandates..
    Thin oils are not a good lubricant for engine parts which have not yet run in and become smooth.

    It is trade off. I would put a grade higher, not too high. If they recommend 0-20 I would put 5-30

  • enrique2024enrique2024 Bellevue, NebraskaMember Posts: 2
    I have a Lexus RX350 and a 2013 Accord LX, and the Accord is surprisingly quiet, on the level of my Lexus. It must be due to the active noise cancellation system that the Accord has.
  • berriberri Member Posts: 10,165
    That's good news because road noise has been my biggest complaint with the Honda's I've owned.
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