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I found another video of someone accelerating in the Niro and there's a lot of cabin noise at certain speeds even when they were just cruising. Max I usually go is around 110 mph so I'm not sure if the wind noise will be just as prominent at that speed.

 

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That does sound noisy... I wonder if he had a window open though ? And 110mph ?! You really enjoy the drive lol !
 

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I mean km/h... was confused there for a second. It seems to get a lot louder right around 110km/h.
 

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What you're hoping for is complete isolation of the wind noise inside the cabin at high speeds but you'll be hard pressed to find a vehicle that can do that at around 110 km/h.

You don't hear much before you get to that point so I would say the Niro has average noise insulation. Not as bad as what you're thinking.
 

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Oh okay that makes more sense. But I agree, it's not going to be as acoustic sound proofed like a GLC or something, but it won't be that horrendous
 

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I think there's some film you can put on the windshield and even your windows in general that will help cut down on the noise at high speeds. Might be worth looking into. Just make sure if serious about getting it done that you go to a good installer.
 

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I assumed the sound would be coming from the seals and not the glass itself. Admittedly, I may have been looking for something that just won't happen at the Niro price point
 

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according to the reviews that are coming out, the Niro is very quite at low speeds and still pretty good with noise reduction on the motorways. Shouldn't be a concern at all unless your Niro was improperly built and sealed.
 

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That sounds plenty good enough, and even if your Niro ends up coming out improperly built, I'm sure the dealer will fix that and deal with it appropriately.
 

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Well, I don't have to worry about that. I can't see myself ever driving anywhere near 100MPH! Also, he was in the power mode almost the whole time. It might be a lot quieter if driven in the Eco mode. Isn't that the point?
 

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I wouldn't make a judgement based on a video. I saw some vide tests and heard no noise nor complaints about noise. Even smaller Kias like the Rio don't have any major problems with noise at motorway speeds so I belive this shouldn't be a problem with the Niro.
 

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100 km is somewhere around 60 to 70 mph. Somehow our buick changed us to km as we were on the interstate. And in keeping up with traffic, my average speed was about 100 km.
 

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I am just curious to see how everybody feels about their cabin noise currently. We have a pilot with acoustic glass so are used to a quiet car. We noticed test driving the new niro plug-in, that there was a fair amount of noise on the highway. The ioniq actually seemed quieter to us, but after reading online now it appears most think the ioniq is louder. I am not sure if we just got a bad early version of the car to test drive. Has anybody had concern about this and done anything to address it with their niro? Did the acoustic film on the glass help anyone?

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100 km is somewhere around 60 to 70 mph. Somehow our buick changed us to km as we were on the interstate. And in keeping up with traffic, my average speed was about 100 km.
65 mph = 104.60736 kph.... I drive at 70mph, constantly get passed, but I don't get tickets, stay out of the #1, #2 lanes, most importantly, don't have that much road noise!
Maybe slow down some.....
 

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Most of the cabin noise is related to the condition of the roadway asphalt surface. A smoother asphalt surface will be much quieter than a more granular grainy asphalt surface roadway. When I purchased my Niro, I asked the salesman this same thing ... "the car seemed a little loud at times", and that was the explanation he gave me. Makes sense! Just make note of the asphalt surface conditions and you will notice a change in noise levels. I know the Niro is not the quietest vehicle on the road, but when i do notice excessive noise I also pay attention to the roadway surface.
 
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