It's one of Honda's lowest-volume products in the U.S. market, but despite calls from the peanut gallery to give it the axe, Honda remains committed to the Ridgeline truck. The Special Edition trim goes on sale today, sending the Ridgeline off in style, with a price of $38,335, including $830 destination. At the end of the 2014 model year, the Ridgeline will take a two-year hiatus for to reemerge as a new model based on Honda's new truck and SUV chassis that debuted with the 2014 Acura MDX.
For that sum, the SE comes with 18-inch alloy wheels exclusive to the trim level, the all-important Special Edition badging, a black trim package consisting of black headlight and brake light housings, black tailgate trim, and a black honeycomb grille. A satellite navigation system with voice recognition and black leather interior round out the included features. The three available colors for the SE are Taffeta White, Crystal Black, and Alabaster Silver. All three exterior colors get a black leather interior.
Fuel economy and other mechanical specifications are the same as the rest of the Ridgeline model lineup, with a 250-hp, 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 and a fuel economy rating of 15/21 mpg city/highway.