Compare 2009 Honda Element vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA5

2009 Honda Element
2008 Mazda MAZDA5
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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
4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,878
$16,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,275
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
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. Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 -
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 -
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 - -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.4 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.9 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 -
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.4L/144 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 -
Engine Type
Gas I4 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 -
Trans Type
5 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element -
Body Style
4 Door -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -

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