I leased a Mazda CX-30 AWD Premium trim today and used the “Noise” app on my Apple Watch to compare the noise level of my 2017 Honda CRV EXL (with newish Pirelli tires 5k miles) to my new Mazda. On the same stretch of an interstate at the same speed. The Honda results were in the 67 to 71 range while the Mazda‘s were in the 58 to 62 range. Certainly confirms what reviewers are saying. Loving my new car so far, although I enjoyed the CRV as well.