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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,878 $20,275
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,834 $22,385
2WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 20 25 $22,411 $24,085
2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,655 $23,270
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,397 $24,070
2WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi SC 20 25 $23,974 $25,770
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,990 $21,475
4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $21,205 $22,785
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,947 $23,585
4WD 5-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 19 24 $23,524 $25,285
5-Door Wagon Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 26 31 $13,040 $13,300
5-Door Wagon Manual + 24 30 $14,590 $15,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic + 24 30 $15,550 $16,195
5-Door Wagon Manual ! 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic ! 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
5-Door Wagon Manual Sport 24 30 $16,350 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic Sport 24 30 $17,300 $18,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,878
$13,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,275
$13,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$222 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 102
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 55.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 63.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 101.4 100.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 70.3
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 6.5
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 161.6
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) 25.1 53.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 66.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 74.6 23.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.4
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack-and-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 2.81
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 2560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4000 115 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 2.4L/144 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800 122 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 4.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.61
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 1.96
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 5dr Wgn
Vehicle Name Honda Element Kia Soul
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.7
 
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