I hear it on mine on some sections of the interstate - but would not say it is much worse than what I have experienced on other vehicles.Ziploc said:
I've never heard the "pronounced road noise on coarse pavement" referred to in the article.
jazcar said:One anecdote:
As we were test driving the Pilot recently, I was listening hard for all sorts of noises mentioned on this site -- including road noise.
The first drive was quiet ... so quiet in fact, that I had to go back another day for a second test drive. We chose a rougher road the second time, and did seem to hear some deep strumming on rough roads. This was loud enough to cause concern as we drove back to the dealer.
The way I reconciled the noise? I drove home over the exact same rough-road route in our '98 Acura 2.5 TL w/Michelin MXV4's. Imagine my suprise when the same noise at about the same frequency and amplitude was present in the Acura.
Case-closed, and the rest is history. It's hard to wait, but only a few more weeks and we can enjoy whatever road noise we hear.
Nicely put GoPilotgopilot said:
I think we worry a little to much about our Pilots heh? I too noticed the road noise on rough pavement, but I think all vehicles will have the same or similar amount of road noise. When it is on smooth pavement you hear nothing! It is great.. My wife started it up and the engine is SOO darn quiet. I guess it is human nature to notice all the bad stuff, when the good stuff that our Pilots possess outweighs the bad..
I'm not worrying about it, I am just going to enjoy driving her! It is the nicest vehicle I have ever owned and any little detail we notice with out Pilots seems huge because we love it so much!