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The wheel well material felt like flimsy cardboard. The last two Hondas i owned have hard plastic in the wheel well. I supposed they used the new material to cut down weight and cost. I wonder how well they will hold up in the long run?
 

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I was wondering about this as well, as I had noticed it and thought it was odd. I did notice that the CR-V did have the same material on the rear, but plastic on the front.
 

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It is a sound deadening material. I sold Chrysler's for many years and this was considered a major selling point starting on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. My opinion? It think it really works, and seems to hold up well over the years.
 

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The material is probably stronger than it looks. The first time I noticed it and thinking a road debris from the tire at high speed might put a hole through the material. We'll see how well the stuff holds up after the winter.
 

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It is a sound deadening material. I sold Chrysler's for many years and this was considered a major selling point starting on the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. My opinion? It think it really works, and seems to hold up well over the years.
Agree....it is not a cost cutting material, but something extra to cut down on road noise. Honda deserves credit for putting this extra in. Good to hear that it holds up.
 

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Had this material on my last two vehicles and like ti much better than the hard plastic crap......

Take a -10°F Winter and a hard ice chunk will crack that plastic in a heartbeat.
This material will flex and give and not crack.........doesn't squeak either.

Much improvement IMHO...
 
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