2009 Honda Element  -  $20,985


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,985
Base Invoice: $19,588
Destination Charge: $710
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 5dr Auto LX
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 22 | City: 20 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 2WD Automatic LX
Transmission: 5-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Pros

Practical cargo utility; updated stylish exterior; easy-access interior and controls


Model Highlights

The 2009 Honda Element makes the most out of a vehicle that's quite compact and easy to park, with a van-like body, an extremely versatile interior, and rear-hinged back doors that allow wide loading access. Inside, a black urethane utility floor cleans up easily, and the seat upholstery is moisture-resistant, making the Element a good choice for those with pets, babies, or messy cargo. There's seating for up to four people, and the back seats flip up easily for larger cargo, or they can be removed completely. All Elements have multiple beverage holders, cargo hooks for strapping down larger items (like bikes), and spacious door pockets on all four doors.

The Element is available in three versions: base LX, luxurious EX, and sporty SC. The LX and EX models are available with 2WD or 4WD, while the SC is only available with front-wheel drive. The EX (4WD) and SC trims are available with 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission.

The Element comes with just one engine, a 2.4L iVTEC 4-cylinder that produces 166 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. An available real-time 4WD system brings more traction for driving on snow or sand. When wheels slip, the system can send up to 70 percent of engine power to the rear wheels as needed.

A strut-based chassis up front and double-wishbone suspension in the rear give the Element its confident driving experience. The SC model adds a sporty edge to the Element, adding a lowered sport suspension, stronger stabilizer bars, a faster steering ratio, larger 18-inch alloy wheels and projector-beam headlights. All Elements have standard Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), anti-lock brakes with brake assist, front seat-mounted side air bags and side curtain air bags with a rollover sensor system.

The interior capacity is a capacious 75 cubic feet, depending on the configuration. The cargo bay features a washable rubber floor, which can be removed, attached to screw-on legs, and turned into a picnic table. Options for all trims are largely activity-focused. For instance, buyers can purchase cargo organizers, a tailgate seatback and attachments for kayaks, bikes, snowboards or skis.


Model News

The Honda Element enters 2009 with a complete exterior makeover and more space and functionality on the inside.

Upgrading its competitive look, the 2009 Element features new headlights and taillights, a new squarer hood design, squared wheel arches, rounded roofline, a front grille surrounded by chrome, and restyled fenders, which are now made of metal instead of composite material. A titanium look pervades the interior with a new low center console, standard on the LX, and a new multi-function center console with removable cooler/storage box on the EX. A new overhead storage console with three configurable compartments is standard on EX and SC trims. New fabric colors and redesigned graphics for the gauges accent all trims. The SC adds unique copper-colored lighting around the gauges, and a carpeted floor replaces the waterproof rubber floor that comes with the LX and EX. The rear skylight has been discontinued.

Full-power features, remote entry, and a 4-speaker sound system with CD player are now standard on all trims. Standard on the SC and EX are an MP3 jack, satellite radio, and wheel-mounted audio controls. SC and EX trims now have a USB interface available and a 270-watt stereo system with seven speakers and a front center-mounted 6.5-inch subwoofer. New options for the SC and EX also include a bundled rearview camera and voice-activated navigation system that can also play MP3 files via a flash-card slot and iPod jack. Bluetooth is available for all trims. An optional navigation system is available for the SC and EX.


Value Writeup

Based on the CR-V platform, the versatile 2009 Honda Element is well-suited for people who carry gear for outdoor activities, and for those with dogs. Its compact overall dimensions, good maneuverability and tall driving position make it a great urban vehicle. With plenty of standard safety equipment and a low base price, the Element makes a good value proposition. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2009 Element five out of five-stars for front- and side-impact crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2009 Element a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in frontal offset and side impact testing, and awarded it a "Top Safety Pick" distinction.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
318.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
397.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.4L/144

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
103.6 ft³

Front Head Room
43.3 in

Front Leg Room
41.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
55.0 in

Second Head Room
38.0 in

Second Leg Room
39.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.2 in

Second Hip Room
47.6 in

Wheelbase
101.4 in

Length, Overall
169.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.6 in

Height, Overall
70.4 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
62.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
6.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
66.7 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
38.7 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
46.0 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.6 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
25.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3515 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link

Suspension Type - Rear
Compact

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.9 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x 0.9 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V320000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 28, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
6,281,043

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, select option 4. Note: Vehicles that have had their driver frontal air bag replaced previously as part of a recall remedy prior to September 12, 2014 need to have their air bag replaced under this recall as well. Vehicles that, on or after September 12, 2014, received a remedy for a prior driver frontal air bag inflator recall already received an inflator of a different design, and therefore are not included in this recall and do not require additional servicing. Note: This recall fully supersedes recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, 10V-041, 11V-260, 14V-351 and 15V-153.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V436000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 31, 2012

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,216

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Element passenger vehicles equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. The wire that supplies power to the trailer turn signal lights was inadvertently switched with the stop lamp wire. As a result the turn signals only illuminate when the brake lamps are illuminated. This does not comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence
Without trailer turn signal illumination, the driver's intent is not communicated, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 20, 2012. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

Honda's recall campaign number is S53. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V029000

Mfg's Report Date
January 10, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
308,884

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Okla...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine

Drive-by-wire throttle system

5-speed automatic transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Control-link MacPherson strut front suspension

Compact double wishbone rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P215/70SR16 all-season tires

Multi-reflector halogen headlights

Green tinted glass

Rear privacy glass

Pwr mirrors

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window wiper w/washer

Wide-opening side cargo doors

Clamshell tailgate

120-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, clock

Roof-mounted antenna

4-passenger seating

Cloth front bucket seats-inc: driver seat manual height adjustment

Removable flip-up rear seats

Adjustable head restraints in all seating positions

Front & rear flat-folding seats

FXC water-resistant front seating surfaces

Urethane-coated utility floor

Adjustable steering column

Steering wheel-mounted cruise controls

Instrument panel-mounted shifter

Instrument panel w/blue backlit gauges-inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, fuel & coolant temp

Indicator lights-inc: door/tailgate open, low-fuel, low-oil pressure, passenger-side airbag-off indicator, vehicle stability assist-on, fuel cap

Maintenance Minder system

Pwr front windows w/driver auto-up/down

Rear ventilation windows

Pwr door/tailgate locks

Remote entry system

Cruise control

Immobilizer theft-deterrent system

Air conditioning w/air-filtration system

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster

Lower instrument panel storage compartment

Lockable glove box

Front 12V pwr outlet

Front & rear beverage holders

Front & rear door pocket storage bins w/rear bin bottle holders

Coin holder

Sliding sunvisor extensions

Dome light

Cargo area-inc: light, storage bins, (4) tie-down anchors, (2) hooks

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)

Brake assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags

Front side-impact airbags-inc: passenger-side occupant position detection system

Side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor, front & rear

3-point seat belts in all positions-inc: front seat belt automatic tensioning system

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
ALABASTER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
CITRUS FIRE METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
OMNI BLUE PEARL
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
ROYAL BLUE PEARL
$0

 
TANGO RED PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITANIUM, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ROOF RACK
$305

 
SOFT CARGO BAG
$680

 
SHORT ROOF BOX
$688

 
MID-SIZE ROOF BOX
$790

 
SKI ATTACHMENT
$447

 
SNOWBOARD ATTACHMENT
$450

 
SURFBOARD ATTACHMENT
$382

 
FRONT DOOR VISORS
$97

 
HOOD AIR DEFLECTOR
$169

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$105

 
SIDE STEPS
$469

 
TAILGATE SPOILER
$393

 
FOG LIGHTS
$337

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$146

 
ADVANCE CARGO NET
$99

 
INTERIOR BIKE ATTACHMENT
$153

 
COPPER-COLORED INTERIOR TRIM-INC: CENTER PANEL, METER TRIM, DOOR SWITCH PANELS
$367

 
GREY METAL INTERIOR TRIM-INC: CENTER PANEL, METER TRIM, DOOR SWITCH PANELS
$367

 
INTERIOR PRIVACY CURTAIN
$168

 
TAILGATE SEAT BACK
$171

 
REAR 12V PWR OUTLET
$17

 
2ND ROW WATER-RESISTANT BLACK SEAT COVERS
$195

 
6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$611

 
CASSETTE PLAYER
$203

 
SECURITY SYSTEM
$225

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