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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door S 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
2WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $25,656 $27,149
4WD 4-Door S 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LS 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
4WD 4-Door LUX 14 20 $27,546 $29,149
2WD 5-Door Manual LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $17,677 $18,980
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $18,418 $19,780
2WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $19,541 $20,990
2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $20,283 $21,790
2WD 5-Door Manual SC 18 23 $21,196 $22,775
2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $21,938 $23,575
4WD 5-Door Manual LX 18 23 $18,975 $20,380
4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $19,717 $21,180
4WD 5-Door Manual EX 18 23 $20,839 $22,390
4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $21,581 $23,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,656
$17,677
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,149
$18,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$316 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Honda Element is a great choice for drivers who need lots of storage room and a spill-proof interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 43.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.2 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 101.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 71.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.9
Length, Overall (in) - 169.3
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA 38.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 46.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 25.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 74.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 11.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 11.1 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.7 15.9
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.82 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.26
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear NA -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530 150
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 1500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2297 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3433
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.4L/144
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Hydra-Matic Auto w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.53
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.58
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.04
Trans Order Code M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Isuzu Ascender Honda Element
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2750 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Coil Compact
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.83
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Dbl-A Control-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.18
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3080 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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