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Is interior noise a "feature" of RAV4?
Fellow RAV4 fans --
I was all set to replace my Honda Accord with a Base RAV4 with 4WD and V6 engine.
Then a couple of posters told me
the RAV4 is about as noisy as the Honda.
Road noise is the only thing I don't like about the otherwise terrific Honda. Maybe I'm getting soft, but road noise truly bothers me.
The Lexus RX 350 was recommended as a quiet car, but I'm just not a Lexus kind of guy. The RAV4 is exactly who I am. But it has to be near as quiet as my living room as I'm driving down the highway. Yes, the better to enjoy the radio or CD. (Please don't tell me to turn up the volume.)
So my question is: does the Limited RAV4 have better sound insulation for that higher price? I don't need the navigation system, the moonroof, the DVD player or any of that nonsense. Just quiet.
I wonder if Toyota could add "quiet" as an option. It wouldn't be hard to add it at the factory, right? I'd gladly pay an extra five hundred bucks for it.
Your thoughts, please.