- Dec 5, 2020
- Reaction score
- Star White Mach-E Premium AWD ER (ordered)
Even my lowly minivan registers 67 dbA when cruising at 70 mph in Car and Driver testing. After all it is mostly wind and road noise, when the engine is revving at only 1560 rpm. Using laminated glass to aid soundproofing isn't exactly new, Honda Odyssey has had it in the windshield on most trim level for four years, and on the top trim that applies to driver and passenger windows as well. When I had to replace the windshield last year, the new one plus labor and calibration (of the windshield mounted camera for driver assistance features) at Safelite cost $1,200.I was just reading the Car and Driver article that has a noise comparison at 70mph, the Mach E is 67, the Kia & Model Y 68 and ETron 63
It is certainly not as quiet as some of the luxury cars, but registering in the low 60s is as good as any vehicle can accomplish when cruising at 70 mph.
Electric vehicles are much quieter when accelerating - my minivan approaches 80 dbA at full throttle - but when cruising the noise level is comparable to that in ICE vehicles.