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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $21,044 $21,590
2WD 4-Door SXT 16 22 $22,573 $23,235
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,711 $23,340
4WD 4-Door SXT 15 21 $24,241 $24,985
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 22 $24,913 $25,750
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 22 $25,843 $26,750
4WD 4-Door Detonator 15 21 $26,580 $27,500
4WD 4-Door Shock 15 21 $27,510 $28,500
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,044
$19,109
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,590
$20,525
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 43.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.4 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 169.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.1 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 38.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
75.6 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.44 x 0.47 11.1 x – TBD –
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.1 11.1 x – TBD –
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.36 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70SR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16 P215/70SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.3 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.61
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Honda Element
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Compact
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 - TBD -

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