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I'm curious what the interior sound level is like on the highway for the different trim levels.

If anyone has already received their Maverick it would be great if you could check with a mobile app (or decibel meter) at 70mph.

I'm guessing any trim level will be a lot quieter than my Subaru Crosstrek. At 70mph and fairly smooth road and calm wind it is at 80 db with spikes into the high 80s. It's just not a pleasant highway driving experience! Of course mine is base model which does not have an acoustic windshield - most noise seems to come from below, however.

Are their any other sound nerds out there that have measured interior noise?

I have a used a couple different iPhone apps and they seem to work okay.
 

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I'm curious what the interior sound level is like on the highway for the different trim levels.

If anyone has already received their Maverick it would be great if you could check with a mobile app (or decibel meter) at 70mph.

I'm guessing any trim level will be a lot quieter than my Subaru Crosstrek. At 70mph and fairly smooth road and calm wind it is at 80 db with spikes into the high 80s. It's just not a pleasant highway driving experience! Of course mine is base model which does not have an acoustic windshield - most noise seems to come from below, however.

Are their any other sound nerds out there that have measured interior noise?

I have a used a couple different iPhone apps and they seem to work okay.
FWIW, tires are a frequent cause of road noise...
 

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FX4s will make more noise than standard, and the hybrid will make a big difference as well. Lariat gets the acoustic windshield, so we'll see what that does too. Hopefully the acoustic windshield cancels out the tire noise on my Lariat FX4.
 

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FWIW, tires are a frequent cause of road noise...
Good point, I was talking to a woman this past weekend who left on her winter tires on her Crosstrek year round because they were quieter. I wonder how other all season tires would sound in comparison - if for some reason I need to keep the subaru. Hoping not, just waitig for that VIN number to come in :)
 

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If you drive many of the newer fords, you will notice more windnoise, since these do not have laminated side glass like many of the other , more expensive models have these days. Otherwise, I thought it was quiet enough.
 

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I'm curious what the interior sound level is like on the highway for the different trim levels.

If anyone has already received their Maverick it would be great if you could check with a mobile app (or decibel meter) at 70mph.

I'm guessing any trim level will be a lot quieter than my Subaru Crosstrek. At 70mph and fairly smooth road and calm wind it is at 80 db with spikes into the high 80s. It's just not a pleasant highway driving experience! Of course mine is base model which does not have an acoustic windshield - most noise seems to come from below, however.

Are their any other sound nerds out there that have measured interior noise?

I have a used a couple different iPhone apps and they seem to work okay.
Please give me a few app names to choose from and I will try to remember to do it while driving. I've had my loaded Lariat AWD for a few weeks. I find it to be pretty quiet, and fairly smooth. Been driving a 2015 Subaru Forester. I will try to do a comparison as I've not paid attention to the difference. Just got new Cooper tires on the Subaru that are neither high- nor low-end because I may sell the car. Mav has Pirelli 17", I think Scorpion AT (I forget as I'm not much of a tire woman. Ha!).
 

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Thanks, you're lucky I think the Lariat has acoustic glass, so it will be quieter than the other trims. I have an iPhone and use "decibel meter sound detector" app. If you have android you can just search for decibel meter and there should be some free apps out there. Thanks!
 

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I have a Lariat with the Michelins and just did a 300-mile road trip last weekend. It was as quiet as many passenger cars IMO. YMMV probably will vary a lot based on the model/tires/setup. Also have to say that this is a much more pleasant highway vehicle than any other other pickup I've been in.
 

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TestDrivenTV's did a decibel test for the Maverick XLT FX4 in their review.

They mention in the video (18:34 mark) that at 70 mph they recorded 62.1 decibels with a high of 75 decibels.

 

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TestDrivenTV's did a decibel test for the Maverick XLT FX4 in their review.

They mention in the video (18:34 mark) that at 70 mph they recorded 62.1 decibels with a high of 75 decibels.

That's pretty amazing for the FX4, thanks for sharing. It will be as quiet as a library compared to what I drive now. Looking forward to actually hearing music!
 

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That's pretty amazing for the FX4, thanks for sharing. It will be as quiet as a library compared to what I drive now. Looking forward to actually hearing music!
yeah - well thats assuming the Radio actually works. been seeing lots of reports of tuner issues etc from the radio - hope they work it out.
 

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yeah - well thats assuming the Radio actually works. been seeing lots of reports of tuner issues etc from the radio - hope they work it out.
True, if they are going to put junk in their vehicles, at least offer the option to upgrade to less bad junk. Not everyone can afford a Lariat or 70K f-150 lightning. Same crap w/ Subaru, I think it will still be an upgrade from the absolute garbage they put in that vehicle. Among other things the touch control barely works and I think screen/touch sensitivity of Ford's is good.
 
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