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Old 02-07-2012, 12:57 AM   #110
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2011 2.5i 5D


Originally Posted by MINIz guy View Post
This car howls at highway speeds. It may be especially noticeable for me as I keep my music quiet and I come from driving a BMW X5. However, I think it is to be expected that Subaru did away with some sound deadening while trying to keep the weight of the new car down. It is no comfortable highway cruiser due to the noise but a very good city/town car.
Originally Posted by ST Eye View Post
Sound deadening materials were used more in the 2012 Impreza than the previous style. They now added panels in the engine compartment and one on the CVT trans. Wind noise probably has to do with the aerodynamics.
There is literally no sound deadening in the 2011s. It has very little to do with weight and everything to do with price. Imprezas are the least expensive model Subaru, so this is to be expected. You'll have to look at the Legacy or Tribeca to find anything even slightly comparable to a BMW.
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