2016 Sorento EX V6
General RT43s on my Sorento are excellent and with 30k miles nice and quiet.
I had Kumho before and man they were noisy, after that, I changed the rim size from 17" to 19" and along with its tire brand also got changed to Hankook. I think they are a little bit less noisy than Kumaho but still, they are NOISY. Still not satisfied with the tire noise in the Cabin. Lots of time it feels like I am driving a car with all the windows openI have Kumho tires, and for sure they are way louder than other tires i have had in the past on other cars. It is sort of a whining noise. If they are anything like other factory tires I have had in the past, I won't have to be bothered by them for long, and will get something like Michelin for my next set of all seasons.
Did it help with the tire noise.My Hankook Dynapro's w/about 28k miles on them were starting to howl (again - 2nd set), so after reading this thread I just went and had a 4-wheel alignment done. The vehicle's got 69k miles on it, and the tires have been rotated diligently since installed. Took the car first to the dealer where I get the oil changed (decent special prices, and it's then in Kia's records!), and they confirmed that the alignment was jacked. I told them that I already had an appointment at Firestone for an all-wheel alignment the very next day. IMPORTANT TIP: The dealership service mgr. (who I've known for at least 14 years) told me his tech recommends that when the rear camber is set on a Sorento - that the LOWEST number of the range be used when it's dialed in. Not being a mechanic, I can't vouch for the accuracy of that, but I'm just sharing what I was told. Any Kia techs on here that can confirm that advice - at least on the 2016+ Sorentos?
I'd also suggest that anyone who keeps their cars for a long time and who gets alignment and has a Firestone auto center near by - check out their 'Lifetime Alignment' policy. We've done that on two other vehicles in the past, and gotten at least 4-5 alignments done for the one-time cost of around $185. The cost on the Sorento this time was $183, using the Firestone card - which I'll pay off, but also comes with a 6-months same-as-cash policy, for those who want to break it up into a few payments. If you keep your cars a long time, and get control arm / strut work done, or drive on bomb-cratered roads like we do in Michigan - this is a GOOD deal!
Sorry, LOL - I should have been more specific. Thanks for the question. The answer is - I don't know yet, since I just had it done on Wednesday of this week (10/15). I'll try to remember to give an update on this thread at some point. The tires have quite a bit of tread left, so I'm hoping that it will get better (fingers crossed)!Did it help with the tire noise.