Road noise difference: 9th Gen vs 10th Gen?
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    Road noise difference: 9th Gen vs 10th Gen?

    Does anyone have any real world experience on any differences between the 9th Gen Civic and the 10th Gen Civic when it comes to how much road noise is transferred into the cabin?

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    I have some experience.
    Why do you ask?

    My son's '17 Hatchback is quieter than my '12 Ex Sedan.
    When driven on the same stretch of road at the same speed.
    But, the difference is not enough to make me want a 10th gen Civic.
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    My '15 is quieter than my '12, both 9th gen LX coupes.

    '12s have a sound deadener shortage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottyrocks View Post
    My '15 is quieter than my '12, both 9th gen LX coupes.

    '12s have a sound deadener shortage.
    Yup... Honda got complaints about noise on the 12s so they added noise dampeners and I believe a thicker windshield. I have not driven a 10th gen so I can't compare the two.

    Concerned about noise?? Test drive the vehicle you are interested in.
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    How much of road noise is due to tire brand/type?

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    Tires can significantly affect road noise. And on top of that, road surface can affect road noise. And on top of that, people's version's of the how much road noise there are different.

    For example, my last 2 LXs came with the Conti ProContacts. I thought they were pretty quiet, depending on road surface, while others though they were horribly loud.
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    Our '18 is noticeably quieter on both city street and freeway driving. It is not enough to make me want to upgrade our 9th gen to another 10th gen. Plus we have college to think about
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeCivic View Post
    How much of road noise is due to tire brand/type?
    Tires are a major contributor...

    Tires are a major after market component for auto makers; lots of money to be made and/or lost with tire selection for a new model.
    While I was working for Honda this info was considered "need to know"; and I guess I never needed to know.
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    I'm currently running Kumho Ecsta PA31 on my car. I would guess these are going to be some of the more "noisy" type tires.

    What are good quiet tire brands and models?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeCivic View Post
    I'm currently running Kumho Ecsta PA31 on my car. I would guess these are going to be some of the more "noisy" type tires.

    What are good quiet tire brands and models?

    Thanks!
    IMO Michellin will always be the best. They're most expensive for a reason. BFG is owned by them so you get the same quality at a fraction of the price.
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