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I was browsing the Enclave forum and noticed several posts (opinions) and articles that the Enclave is or will be quieter than the Outlook or the Acadia. Since they are manufactured basically the same is there any truth to this rumor? BTW I think my Outlook is pretty quiet and not a noisy vehicle at all.
 

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While the Acadia & Outlook are very quiet under most circumstances, the Buick is even quieter. It has an acustic laminated windshield (the reason why HUD is not offered) and laminated side window glass, in addition to more sound insulation. Even little things like the leather were designed in part to help absorb noise. The leather seats are perforated which helps to let the leather "breathe" in hot summer months and also helps absorb noise in the cabin. The Enclave also uses specially designed Michelen tires which are supposed to help with road noise (the Acadia/Outlook use Goodyears I believe). After driving the new Enclave back to back w/ an Acadia, the difference was noticable, especially at freeway speeds or on broken pavement.
 

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I think they also use audio sound deadening technology in Buicks similar to that used in noise cancelling headphones - essentially the car monitors constant low level droning sounds and broadcasts an audio frequency exactly opposite to cancel the noise. I may be mistaken, but I thought that is what I had read somewhere.
 
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