Terms & Technologies

Minimizing Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) (All)

What’s the Benefit?

Honda endeavors to reduce noise, vibration and harshness (commonly referred to as NVH) in order to enhance the feeling of quality and create a more enjoyable driving experience.

The Feature:

Special attention is paid to quieting the engine, soundproofing the cabin, improving aerodynamics and strengthening the body.

  • Honda uses special engine and transmission mounts to help absorb vibration. Many Honda vehicles utilize special subframes that help provide the occupants with a pleasant, quiet ride.
  • Some models have a hood blanket to help absorb engine noise.
  • All Honda models use vibration-damping insulators and special high-density plastic sheeting.
  • Sheeting, insulation and foam placed in large sheet-metal panels and in the door pillars help damp vibrations.
  • Expanding foam insulation is injected into body pillars in some models to help control sound transmission.