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2011 Dodge Nitro
2011 Honda Element
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2WD 4-Door Heat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Heat 16 22 $21,652 $22,245
4WD 4-Door Heat 15 21 $23,320 $23,995
2WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $25,372 $26,245
2WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $26,302 $27,245
4WD 4-Door Detonator 16 21 $27,040 $27,995
4WD 4-Door Shock 16 21 $27,970 $28,995
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,652
$19,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,245
$20,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice.
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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
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.8 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 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)
102.5 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
178.9 169.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.5 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.5 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 71.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.3 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.7 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)
12.4 x 0.5 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 Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.42 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TRY - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/50R20 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3976 3515
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 105
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 166 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
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
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.56
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Honda Element
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" arms MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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