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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
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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 N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg N/A mpg
Number of Passenger Doors 4
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 43.3
Passenger Capacity 4
Second Hip Room (in) 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4
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) - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD -
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 -
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 -
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 Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3515
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 440
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61
Trans Order Code NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78
Clutch Size (in) NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Vehicle Name Honda Element
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5
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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