2011 Honda Element  -  $21,635


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,635
Base Invoice: $20,198
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 5dr 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
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

Honda drops the Element SC model for 2011. Royal Blue Pearl paint is no longer available; neither is the factory navigation.


Value Writeup

Based on the CR-V platform, the versatile 2010 Honda Element is well-suited for people who carry gear for outdoor activities as well as dog-owners. 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.


Model Highlights

The 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 two versions: base LX and luxurious EX. All Elements are available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive but with only one transmission--a 5-speed automatic.

All Elements are powered by a 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder that produces 166 horsepower and 160 pound-feet of torque. An available real-time all-wheel drive 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. 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. The EX adds an MP3 jack, satellite radio, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 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 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 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. A so-called "Dog Friendly Package" is available on EX models, 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.


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

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105

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 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.
225 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.83 in

Front Tire Size
P215/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3

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
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
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
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.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
21.9%

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

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

Drive-by-wire throttle system

5-speed automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

Control-link MacPherson strut front suspension

Compact double wishbone rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

16" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P215/70R16 all-season tires

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps

Dual pwr mirrors

Green-tinted front glass

Rear privacy glass

Rear ventilation windows

Variable-speed front windshield wipers

Rear windshield wiper w/washer

Wide-opening side cargo doors

Clamshell tailgate

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

Cloth front bucket seats -inc: driver seat manual height adjustment, adjustable head restraints

Removable flip-up rear seats -inc: adjustable head restraints

Front & rear flat-folding seats

FXC water-resistant front seating surfaces

Center console

Front 12V aux pwr outlet

Adjustable steering column

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters

Indicator lights -inc: door/tailgate open, low-fuel, low-oil pressure, fuel temp, coolant temp, driver/front passenger seat belt, passenger airbag-off, fuel cap, vehicle stability assist-on

Maintenance Minder system

Pwr front windows w/driver auto-up/down

Pwr door locks -inc: pwr tailgate lock

Steering wheel-mounted cruise controls

Remote entry system

Cruise control

Direct ignition system w/immobilizer

Air conditioning w/air-filtration system

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Front/rear cupholders

Lower instrument panel storage compartment

Front/rear door storage bins -inc: rear bottle holders

Dual sunvisors -inc: sliding extensions

Lighting -inc: dome light, cargo light

(2) coat hooks

(4) cargo area tie-down anchors

Urethane-coated cargo area utility floor -inc: storage bins

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, multiple-threshold front airbags

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

Front/rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front auto tensioning system

Rear door child safety locks

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 
ALABASTER SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
POLISHED METAL METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
TITANIUM, FABRIC SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LARGE "DOG FRIENDLY" EXTRAS PKG
$0

 
SMALL "DOG FRIENDLY" EXTRAS PKG
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
1 7/8" HITCH BALL
$0

 
2" HITCH BALL
$0

 
TRAILER HITCH
$0

 
CHROME EXHAUST FINISHER
$0

 
ROOF RACK
$0

 
SHORT ROOF BOX
$0

 
MID-SIZE ROOF BOX
$0

 
SOFT CARGO BAG
$0

 
SNOWBOARD ATTACHMENT
$0

 
UPRIGHT BIKE ATTACHMENT
$0

 
SURFBOARD ATTACHMENT
$0

 
KAYAK ATTACHMENT
$0

 
SKI ATTACHMENT
$0

 
HOOD AIR DEFLECTOR
$0

 
TAILGATE SPOILER
$0

 
BODY SIDE MOLDING
$0

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$0

 
SIDE STEPS
$0

 
DOOR VISORS
$0

 
FOG LIGHTS
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" EMBLEMS
$0

 
CABANA TENT POLES
$0

 
TAILGATE CABANA
$0

 
TENT
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$0

 
6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$0

 
CASSETTE PLAYER
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" PATTERN SEAT COVERS
$0

 
2ND ROW SEAT COVERS
$0

 
TAILGATE SEATBACK
$0

 
DRIVER SIDE ARMREST W/STORAGE
$0

 
PRIVACY CURTAIN
$0

 
ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" ALL-SEASON FLOOR MATS
$0

 
CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$0

 
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL COVER
$0

 
SECURITY SYSTEM
$0

 
CUP HOLDER ASHTRAY
$0

 
GREY METAL TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER-WRAPPED SHIFT KNOB
$0

 
REAR PWR OUTLET
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" ELECTRIC FAN
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" STOWABLE RAMP
$0

 
ADVANCE CARGO NET
$0

 
BIKE ATTACHMENT
$0

 
CARGO COVER
$0

 
CARGO NET
$0

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$0

 
CARGO TRAY
$0

 
CARPETED CARGO MAT
$0

 
"DOG FRIENDLY" KENNEL KIT
$0

 
TABLE LEG KIT
$0

 
FIRST AID KIT
$0


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