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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 25 $19,388 $20,825
2WD 5-Door EX 20 25 $21,344 $22,935
4WD 5-Door LX 19 24 $20,547 $22,075
4WD 5-Door EX 19 24 $22,504 $24,185
4-Door Wagon XLT
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Special Purpose Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 50.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 169.9 180.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P205/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Full-Size
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 150
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
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
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 3.96
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Element Ford Transit Connect Wagon
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Passenger Van
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Leaf Spring
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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