Compare 2011 Honda Element vs 2011 Ford Transit Connect Wagon

2011 Honda Element
2011 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
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2WD 5-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
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4-Door Wagon XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon XLT 21 26 $21,557 $23,140
4-Door Wagon XLT Premium 21 26 $21,694 $23,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,388
$21,557
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,825
$23,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$386 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need to haul stuff more than people, and don't want to part with maneuverability and fuel-efficiency, the 2011 Honda Element is a great choice.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 132.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 51.1
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 59.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 50.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.2
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 79.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 114.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 52.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 78.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 59.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 59.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 72.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 118.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3515 3470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
440 500
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 136 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 128 @ 4750
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Passenger Van
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Leaf Spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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