Not many people driving a car know about NVH. Before getting into detail, NVH stands for Noise Vibration and Harshness. In other words, NVH level refers to the ability of the car to contain the noise, vibration and harshness from the outside. NVH can be from the outer environment and also from the engine. With that clear, a car is said to have good NVH levels if it can isolate the cabin from these variables. To spread awareness, we have coagulated a list of 8 hatchbacks that have the best NVH levels.
There are the eight hatchbacks that we think keep the vehicle’s cabin isolated; let’s have a look.
The entry-level hatchback from the Korean carmaker Santro has been around in the market for a long time. In between its life cycle here, Santro was discontinued but later was given a thorough update.
This is where the new Santro became a vehicle with outstanding NVH levels. Another thing that helps Santro is its 4-cylinder petrol engine. Unlike its rivals, this four cylinder engine is known for butter-smooth refinement and a throaty exhaust note.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Almost all the cars from the Maruti Suzuki stable are known to be value for money, and no wonder most of the vehicles in the top 10 best selling from this brand are the best-selling cars of the month. But Maruti Suzuki Ignis is among them.
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Though a Maruti, it did not do as good as the company imagined. Nonetheless, Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a vehicle with a really good NVH level. Also, it gets a 4 cylinder petrol engine.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Moving up the list, we have the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. One of the favourite cars in the mid-size hatchbacks is the Grand i10. In a typical Hyundai theme, the Grand i10 is smooth.
When driving on a bad pitch of road or out on the highway, this will not disappoint. More so, it is the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine we are after here as it is a four cylinder motor.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Another vehicle we have on the list from Maruti Suzuki is Baleno. Though the cars from Maruti usually do not sore good in Global NCAP, most of them do get a refined and fuel-efficient engine. Exactly! This translates to a vibration-free cabin.
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Moreover, Maruti Suzuki Baleno also rides on wheels that are a size larger and have a thicker sidewall. This too translates to a comfortable experience on the inside.
Up next, we have an unusual vehicle in the market, Toyota Glanza. Glanza (essentially a rebadged Baleno) in its base trim is super value for money. Agreed both Baleno and Glanza are identical with just different badges.
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Meaning, even the NVH levels and the ride quality are sophisticated, which is a bonus. Also, Toyota Glanza comes with a four-cylinder petrol engine that only gets vocal when you floor the throttle. But that is something car guys love.
Moving on to the hatchback from another Japanese carmaker, Honda Jazz. Among the hatches with a petrol engine, Jazz is among the vehicle with the best NVH levels, if not the best. The comfortable cabin of this honda has to do with the refined engine and well-insulated interior.
Coming back to Hyundai, the most expensive hatchback on the list have to be the recently updated i20. Being a premium hatchback, i20 boasts of many first in segment features. With these features, the Hyundai i20 also is quiet from the inside. i20 dampens the outside noise well, helping the comfort of the car’s cabin.
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The car on the list that is built different is the Volkswagen Polo. Although the technology used in the Polo is quite outdated, it is still at power with its rivals when considering NVH levels. With that, Polo, with its new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, is the only car on the list to have a three-cylinder engine and a well-insulated cabin. But we think it’s high time that Volkswagen should update the Polo now.
So, these were the eight hatchbacks in India that have excellent NVH levels. Let us know in the comment section which hatchback you’d like to buy and why?