Laminated Glass - 2012 Ford Explorer Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Ford Explorer Long Term Road Test

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2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost: Laminated Glass

February 02, 2012

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I just noticed the front-side glass in our Ford Explorer is laminated to reduce interior noise. Out of curiosity, I looked up an Audi Q5's interior sound levels from a track test and our long-term Ford Explorer. Both are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4, and the Explorer is quieter in two of our three samples:

2012 Ford Explorer XLT EcoBoost Db @ Idle: 42.6 ;Db @ Full Throttle: 69.3 Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 62.6

2011 Audi Q5 2.0T quattroDb @ Idle: 43.4Db @ Full Throttle: 70.3Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 61.7

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 9,334 miles

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