Compare 2009 Honda Element vs 2010 Ford Transit Connect

2009 Honda Element
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2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,878 $20,275
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,990 $21,475
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,834 $22,385
4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $21,205 $22,785
2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,655 $23,270
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,947 $23,585
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,397 $24,070
2WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 20 25 $22,411 $24,085
4WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 19 24 $23,524 $25,285
2WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi SC 20 25 $23,974 $25,770
Select style
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XL
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/rear door privacy glass XL 22 25 $19,922 $21,370
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XL 22 25 $19,985 $21,440
114.6" w/o side or rear door glass XLT 22 25 $20,718 $22,245
114.6" w/rear door privacy glass XLT 22 25 $21,028 $22,585
114.6" w/side & rear door privacy glass XLT 22 25 $21,091 $22,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,878
$19,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,275
$21,185
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Element is a relatively efficient, remarkably convenient small utility vehicle that's easy to drive and configurable for multiple tastes and uses.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility -
Rear Door Type
- Dual Swing-Out
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 51.1
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.4
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 52.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 -
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
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 23.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 180.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 (ft³)
- 135.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.4
Fuel Tank Location
- - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 39.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5005
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1909
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1561
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 136 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 128 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Engine Oil Cooler
- - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.50
Trans Order Code
NA 442
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.82
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Ford Transit Connect
Body Style
4 Door Cargo Van
Body Code
- 114.6
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Multi-Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.1
Frame
Frame Type
- - TBD -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Dual Sliding

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