Quiet Ride - 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Long-Term Road Test

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe: Quiet Ride

July 29, 2013

Hyundai Santa Fe

Our long-term 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe offers a nicely insulated cabin that keeps most road and wind noise from interfering with your conversations/music/podcasts/singing or whatever you do in your car for entertainment.

You know how you don't always noticed things when they are not annoying. I usually keep the windows up and let the climate control system envelope me while I'm driving. I was stuck in a nasty construction-induced traffic jam when I rolled down the window to briefly give directions to the person in the car next to me. That's when I noticed how noisy it was outside and how serene my ride was.

As traffic freed up and I moved along at a good clip, the quiet remained. No wind noise bouncing over the side mirrors, no bumpy road noise, no growling engine noise. It was peaceful.

How quiet is your ride?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    My 99 F150 is surprisingly quiet in fact in some ways I wish it wasn't so cut of from the rest of the world. A good example is that a police siren coming towards me can only be heard if the A/C and radio are off and even then you can only really hear it at 300-400 ft. When not in my truck I can hear the sirens from about half mile or more so my cab is very air tight and seemingly well insulated.

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