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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $17,677 $18,980
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,418 $19,780
2WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $19,541 $20,990
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,283 $21,790
2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,196 $22,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $21,938 $23,575
4WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $18,975 $20,380
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,717 $21,180
4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $20,839 $22,390
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,581 $23,190
114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL 22 25 $19,754 $21,185
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 22 25 $20,718 $22,245
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XL 22 25 $19,922 $21,370
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 22 25 $21,028 $22,585
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 22 25 $19,985 $21,440
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 22 25 $21,091 $22,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,677
$19,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,980
$21,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$353 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Honda Element is a great choice for drivers who need lots of storage room and a spill-proof interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type - Dual Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 -
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 40.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 51.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 -
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 169.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 79.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 114.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 52.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - 46.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 29.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - - TBD -
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 36.5
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 23.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.0 59.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 72.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 -
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 135.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x 0.9 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.4
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - - TBD -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3433 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1561
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5005
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1909
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 500
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4000 128 @ 4750
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800 136 @ 6300
Engine Oil Cooler - - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.50
Trans Order Code NA 442
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.77 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.53 2.82
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.65
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Cargo Van
Vehicle Name Honda Element Ford Transit Connect
Body Code - 114.6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Multi-Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - - TBD -
Axle Type - Front - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Frame
Frame Type - - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type - Dual Sliding
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.1
 
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