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DanMalcore

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The products below were top rated for noise.  Consumer Reports does list decibel levels or explain how they arrive at their ratings.  In most cases their higher priced models are the most quiet however, on occasion their is a good value/price combination.

Refrigerators (Top Freezer) all rated Excellent
$1000 LG LTCS20220S
$1000 LG LTCS24223S

Refrigerators (Bottom Freezer) all rated Excellent
$1610 LGLDC24370ST
$1300 Kenmore Elite 79043
$1225 Kenmore Elite 79023
$800   Kenmore 69313

Refrigerators (Side-By-Side) all rated Excellent
$2200 GE Profile PSS28KSHSS
$1620 Samsung RS25H5121SR
$1095 Samsung RS25J500DSR
$1500 LG LSXS26366S

Dishwashers all rated Excellent
$1425 Kenmore Elite 12793
$1340 KitchenAid KDFE454CSS
$1500 Thermadore Topaz Series DWHD640JFM
$900   KitchenAid KDTE254ESS
$1350 GE Profile PDT855SSJSS

Washers all rated Excellent
$1270 Samsung WF42H5200AW & DV42H5200EW (Lowe's) both Front Loading
$1450 Maytag Maxima MHW5500FW & MED5500FW both Front Loading
$1520 LG WM3370HWA & DLE3170W both Front Loading

Compact SUV's (None were rated excellent, the following were rated very good)
Mazda CX-5 Touring
Toyota RAV4
Honda CR-V EX
Hyundai Tucson
Chevrolet Equinox
Ford Escape

Luxury Entry-Level SUV's (None were rated excellent, the following were rated very good)
Audi Q3
Volkswagen Tiguan
Buick Encore

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great to know - my wife and I may be buying a house soon and I think about appliance noise a lot. Do they list any other types of cars, or just mid-size SUV's and luxury cars?
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