I sold my 2006 Ridgeline RTL. Prior to purchasing the 09 Ridgeline I drove each competitors vehicle, and decided to purchase a 2009 Ridgeline RTL w/navigation. In the end, I couldn't part with the in-bed trunk, ride quality, general utility, and balance between car and truck offered by the Ridgeline. The Ridgeline's price was also less than comparably equipped 4x4 vehicles from other mfgs. The Ridgeline's 4x4 capability is more limited, but it satisfies my needs. So far, I love the truck (700 miles) and the gas mileage has been a respectable 18 mpg with most driving around town. My truck is Billet Silver, w/chrome step bars, silver roof rack, bug deflector, splash guards, and wheel locks.
Ride quality, room, and overall balance between truck and SUV.
Power folding exterior mirrors, dual exhaust, and addition of a more powerful V6 or V8 engine