Ford Motor Co. is putting a laser-like focus on improving noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels in its upcoming vehicles. The ’07 Ford Edge cross/utility vehicle is a prime example of the degree to which Ford engineers are pushing to lower NVH levels by benchmarking industry-leaders. “We looked at a lot of them (NVH benchmarks), including the Toyota Highlander, but the one we really went after with the Edge was the Nissan Murano,” says Rich Kreder, vehicle engineering manager-Ford ...

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