2010 Honda Element  -  $21,305


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,305
Base Invoice: $19,890
Destination Charge: $780
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 News

Following a complete exterior and interior makeover in 2009, the Honda Element receives only minor changes for 2010. On EX models, a new "dog-friendly" pet accommodation system includes a soft-sided kennel in the cargo area, special dog-print patterned seat covers and floor mats, and a special ramp to allow old dogs ease of ingress and egress.


Model Highlights

The 2010 Honda Element gets a lot of utility 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 front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while the SC is only available with front-wheel drive. The EX (AWD) 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 AWD 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.

The interior capacity maxes out at 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.

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.

Full-power features, remote entry and a 4-speaker sound system with CD player are 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 have a USB interface available and a 270-watt stereo system with seven speakers and a front center-mounted 6.5-inch subwoofer. 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 and an optional navigation system is available for the SC and EX. Options for all trims are largely activity-focused. For instance, cargo organizers, a tailgate seatback and attachments for kayaks, bikes, snowboards or skis are optional. Available on EX models is the Dog Friendly Package, a pet accommodation system that includes a soft-sided kennel in the cargo area, special dog-print patterned seat covers and floor mats, a pet bed, and a special stowable ramp to allow old dogs ease of ingress and egress.


Value Writeup

Based on the CR-V platform, the versatile 2010 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 2010 Element five out of five stars for front- and side-impact crashes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the 2010 Element a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in frontal offset and side impact testing, and awarded it a "Top Safety Pick" distinction.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

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)
0.77

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

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 -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- 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 – TBD – in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.1 x – TBD – 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
10V361000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2010

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Potential Number of Units Affected
585

Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ELEMENT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 1, 2010 THROUGH JUNE 25, 2010. DURING ASSEMBLY PROCESS, THE CABLE THAT CONNECTS THE SHIFT LEVER TO THE TRANSMISSION WAS NOT SET CORRECTLY AT THE SHIFT LEVER BRACKET. AS A RESULT THE DRIVER MAY MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER BUT THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT BE PLACED IN THE SELECTED GEAR.

Consequence
THIS CAN CAUSE THE KEY TO BE STUCK IN THE IGNITION SWITCH, AN INABILITY TO SHIFT INTO OR OUT OF PARK, OR AN INABILITY TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

HONDA HAS CONTACTED SOME OWNERS BY PHONE AND ARRANGED TO, HAVE, OR HAS HAD, THEIR VEHICLES REPAIRED FREE OF CHARGE. ALL OTHER OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL. DEALERS WILL CORRECTLY SET THE SHIFT CABLE BUSHING. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT AUGUST 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

HONDA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R45. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V320000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 28, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,100,000

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 Acura TL 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
14V351000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 20, 2014

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,394,000

Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2001-2007 Accord (4-cylinder), 2001-2002 Accord (V6), 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 TL/CL vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.

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.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

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

Air conditioning w/air-filtration system

Rear seat heater ducts

Rear window defroster

Lower instrument panel storage compartment

Front 12V pwr outlet

Front & rear beverage holders

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

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
$375

 
SHORT ROOF BOX
$383

 
MID-SIZE ROOF BOX
$485

 
LUGGAGE BASKET
$403

 
UPRIGHT BIKE ATTACHMENT
$186

 
KAYAK ATTACHMENT
$173

 
SKI ATTACHMENT
$142

 
SNOWBOARD ATTACHMENT
$145

 
SURFBOARD ATTACHMENT
$77

 
TRAILER HITCH AND HITCH BALL
$301

 
TAILGATE CABANA
$260

 
TENT
$380

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$55

 
DOOR VISORS
$97

 
HOOD AIR DEFLECTOR
$169

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$105

 
SIDE STEPS
$469

 
TAILGATE SPOILER
$393

 
FOG LIGHTS
$337

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$146

 
DRIVER SIDE ARMREST W/STORAGE
$142

 
FIRST AID KIT
$30

 
CARGO TRAY
$107

 
CARGO COVER
$148

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$66

 
CARGO NET
$50

 
ADVANCE CARGO NET
$99

 
INTERIOR BIKE ATTACHMENT
$153

 
GREY METAL INTERIOR TRIM
$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
$203


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