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I've become a proud owner of a 2018 Kia Optima LX (My first Kia!). I love almost everything about it except I've been running into a bit of issues with road noise bothering me enough that my ears ache a little bit after driving it for 30 mins +. I've talked to the dealership and they've even driven it around and hear no issues. I'm looking to probably replace the tires and see if this would help. Do you have any recommendations to reducing the noise? It comes with Kelly Edge A/S tires. If anyone has any recommendations on tires, I would love to hear what you would put on this Optima to help with the noise.
 

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Cabin noise is an apparent issue in the Optima, know ours leaves a lot to be desired:
 

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Welcome to the Optima Forums.

Congratulations on picking up your 2018 Optima LX.

For many members, the tires are the number one issue when it comes to road noise.

I would definitely start there to see if that addresses the issue before looking into something else.

Hope to see you around the forum, let us know if there’s anything we can help you find.

-David
 

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We have a 2019 hybrid. The general cabin noise seems average compared to other low end cars, except debris under the car. Driving down a paved , sanded road sounds like we're being hit by hundreds of Taliban IEDs. We hear none of that on the same road in our old 2007 Fusion.
 

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Cabin noise is an apparent issue in the Optima, know ours leaves a lot to be desired:
Bummer! I appreciate the reply. I'm going to replace the tires and go from there. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the Optima Forums.

Congratulations on picking up your 2018 Optima LX.

For many members, the tires are the number one issue when it comes to road noise.

I would definitely start there to see if that addresses the issue before looking into something else.

Hope to see you around the forum, let us know if there’s anything we can help you find.

-David
Thanks! I appreciate the welcome. I'm going to start with that first. I really hope that helps. It's weird that it's only affecting me but it doesn't surprise me because I have sensitive ears.
 
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