I have two Focus, one wagon and one sedan and both are only a little quieter than the Versa. At all speeds. But then I do not want totally quiet cars, they cost you money when you do not hear the slight warnings you get that missed get far worse to tear the car up.
Like the slight difference in bump hitting noise when a tire going flat slowly gets lower allowing you to stop to air it up. Or the very slight differences you can feel and hear when engine is barely beginning to overheat. I remove the underhood insulation on any brand new car I buy simply to hear those things much quicker, it often saves big $$$$$$$$$, I can't count the times.
Take tire noise, the sooner you hear it the more you can tell when one is getting out of round, if quiet you don't pick up on that until way too late. You'll pick up far faster on a wheel bearing vs. tire too.
Another reason I don't like quiet tires, actually two. One they cost more for no reason (at least to me), and two, quiet comes from making them from softer rubber that gives more but wears faster, the tread blocks have to give quietly, harder rubber not doing that so much lasts longer. So they cost more TWICE. I for one want value out of my tires and noise doesn't fit there, too easy to find a cheaper tire that works fine. How I get 3 sets for what most people pay for 2. Take post #6
above, I make $160 at each tire change he does. He of course can do that for the noise reduction but I value the cash more than the noise. How the cars make money for me out of thin air.
To make the whole point, why is somebody trying to make a cheap crap car into a luxury vehicle? Cars are not your quiet homes, they are transportation to and fro and anything taken beyond that is wasted money preaching to vanity and what this country does better than any other in the world. Look at what we just voted into the White House........
My view only of course. Others can work their lives out to waste it however they please. The corporations will love you for it.