Setting all rumors to rest, Honda Ridgeline returns a new Special Edition trim. It goes on sale this November and is priced at 37,505 USD. The rest of the 2014 Ridgeline lineup goes on-sale earlier. The Japanese automaker had already had a successful last year with double-digit sales in 2013. The 4 models are Ridgeline Sport, Ridgeline RT, Ridgeline RTL and Ridgeline RTS.
Let us take a brief look at 2014 Honda Ridgeline review.

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Exterior and interiors

The closed-box structure with independent front and rear suspension offers a unique truck capability. The new Special Edition comes with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, black trim package and unique badging. The five-passenger cabin is spacious and comes with remote system and ambient console lighting. Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System adds to the driving confidence.  Other standard features include Voice Recognition, XMRadio4, Bluetooth, etc. There is rearview camera display along with multi-information display. The cabin being functional, spacious and versatile is just ideal for families. Enjoy the windshield wipers with a heated wiper zone in the winters that allows minimize ice buildup.

Engine and performance

2014 Honda Ridgeline offers carlike ride with truck capabilities. It gets motorized by a 3.5-liter, SOHC VTEC V6 engine that males 247 lb-ft of torque and 250 horsepower.
The independent front and rear suspension offers makes for a much comfortable ride and superior ride. Get fuel economy of 21 mpg highway and 15 mpg city. It offers a half-ton payload rating and extreme tow rating of 5,000 pounds. The high-rpm horsepower and improved low-rpm torque is because of the variable valve timing. It is easy to maintain the most appropriate gear due to the feature of 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control.

Safety features

2014 Honda Ridgeline is loaded with safety features and includes SRS airbags for the driver and front passenger. There are active head restraints for the front-seat, Vehicle Stability Assist, daytime running lights and pressure monitoring system.

Pros

  • Spacious interiors and great looks
  • car-like ride
  • useful cargo space
  • standard all-wheel drive

Cons

  • Low towing capacity
  • Cheap interior plastics

Ridgeline Special Edition is available in Crystal Black, Taffeta White and Alabaster Silver. The black leather interiors look very classy on the unit-body architecture that is rigid when compared to traditional designs. Known for its class-leading performance and top safety. The standard towing equipment comprise of heavy duty brakes, integrated tow hitch, dual radiator fans and oil coolers.