Honda just announced it will offer a new top-of-the-line trim package for the 2014 Ridgeline, called the SE, starting today, and it will cost $38,335, including destination of $830.
The new package makes this the sixth trim level Honda offers in its midsize sport utility pickup. The SE is priced identically to the previously top trim package but will offer several special items, including 18-inch aluminum, black-trimmed wheels; new tailgate badging; blacked-out headlight and braking lighting housings; and a complete satellite-linked navigation system with voice activation, satellite radio, Bluetooth and more.
Here are the 2014 Honda Ridgeline trims and pricing (including destination); all trims get the same 15/21/17 city/highway/combined EPA fuel economy.
- Ridgeline RT: $30,405
- Ridgeline Sport: $31,550
- Ridgeline RTS: $33,210
- Ridgeline RTL with leather: $35,985
- Ridgeline RTL with leather and nav: $38,335
- Ridgeline SE with leather and nav: $38,335
There is no official word about when or if the Honda Ridgeline will be redesigned anytime soon, but we've heard there are plenty of engineers who want to do so. The segment has been quite flat with Ridgeline sales this year up 30 percent, but only when compared to the dismal year Ridgeline had last year. Whether the ready-to-debut 2015 Chevrolet Colorado will inject some enthusiasm into the midsize segment remains to be seen, but we know one thing: The Ridgeline is now officially the oldest, unredesigned pickup sold in the U.S., and it is in desperate need of an update. Honda has done well by offering a new trim package or two over the last few years, but something much more significant is clearly needed.