I called in today regarding my wife's car's windshield being hit by a rock on her '13 Avalon. The hit made an 18" (and growing) crack in her windshield. The rep said: "It's not your new Honda, is it?" When I said no, he not only pointed out to me that he was glad our NEW truck wasn't the victim, but proceeded to tell me how expensive the windshields were for my model...and that, at least for now, they had to be ordered directly from Honda as they were not readily available, and were taking a lot of time for delivery due to their special lamination process, which apparently is not available, at least to them, on the open market.I can't speak for the trims without it because I haven't driven one, but the interior of the my BE is the quietest pickup that I have ever been in and is better than most SUVs. I suspect that the acoustic windshield has something to do with that and if so, that alone would be worth stepping up to the RTL, but then you get leather and heated electric seats as well, probably making it the best value trim upgrade per dollar spent.