Yes, I noticed it on the test drive but decided to buy the car anyway. My 2020 EXL was by no means a quiet car either. It had 17" wheels and noisy Firestone tires with awful reviews which I also considered replacing. Going to the Michelin tire helped reduce road noise considerably but at the expense of some handling. Those Goodyear Eagle Sport's do handle nice they're just noisy.The road noise level from the tires in my Touring are quite loud.