2011 Honda Element

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2011 Honda Element Review

Boxy vehicle with dog friendly features

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In a Nutshell
The 2011 Honda Element is a crossover/sport utility vehicle (SUV) with distinctive styling that comes as either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Powered by 2.4 l inline-four engine paired to a five-speed automatic transmission, the Element has a visually-appealing interior, clamshell-cargo doors, full standard safety features, and a well-appointed cabin.

As an SUV alternative with fuel efficiency in the 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway range, the Honda Element is not necessarily ideal as a commuter car, but it's great for driving out in the country. Features can include stain-resistant carpeting, waterproof upholstery, and a cooler for keeping chilled beverages. The Element even offers a dog friendly version with a ramp, netting, and stain-resistant components.

New for 2011

The Honda Element has a distinctive clam-shell style, with rear-opening doors providing for easier access to what is essentially a coupe-style crossover.

Essentials

Engine: 2.4L I-4,
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Body Style: Crossover SUV
Trims: LX Sport Utility, EX Sport Utility

On the Outside

The Honda Element has a distinctive clam-shell style, with rear-opening doors providing for easier access to what is essentially a coupe-style crossover.

From the Inside

Boasting a large, flexible interior, the Honda Element LX and EX trims have special waterproof flooring and the dog-friendly model adds stain-resistant goodies for Fido.

Driving Performance

With a 166 horsepower I-4 engine capable of pulling over 3500 pounds, the Honda Element is easy to drive, has good visibility, and gets reasonable fuel economy.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment on the Honda Element includes electronic stability control, dual-stage multiple threshold front airbags, front-side and side curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring system, and active front seat head restraints.

Gas Mileage

FWD: 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway
AWD: 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Spacious interior
  • Versatile storage options

Minuses

  • Ho-hum driving performance
  • Clumsy styling

Rating

Boxy vehicle with dog friendly features

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