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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,109
$16,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,525
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 -
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 -
Passenger Capacity 4 -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 43.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.1 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 38.7 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA -
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.1 x – TBD – -
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 – TBD – -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 -
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.26 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA -
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 -
Spare Tire Size - TBD - -
Front Tire Order Code NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA -
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - -
Rear Wheel Material Steel -
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4000 -
Engine Order Code NA -
Displacement 2.4L/144 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800 -
Engine Type Gas I4 -
Fuel System MPFI -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
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) 0.77 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Element -
Body Style 4 Door -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 -
Suspension Type - Rear Compact -
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
 
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