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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Manual 19 26 $18,430 $19,199
2WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 25 $20,158 $20,999
2WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 25 $22,270 $23,199
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium 19 23 $21,550 $22,449
4WD 4-Door Automatic Premium w/Alloy Wheels 19 23 $21,886 $22,799
4WD 4-Door Automatic Limited 19 23 $23,854 $24,849
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,430
$19,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,199
$20,825
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 125.4 103.6
Second Hip Room (in) 44.0 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.6
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 175.8 169.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 25.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3468 3515
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 162 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 6000 166 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.727 4.50
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.241 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.545 2.78
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.693 1.08
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.56
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.431 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.354 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4-Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Suzuki Grand Vitara Honda Element
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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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