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A rearview backup camera, USB hookup for an MP3 player and GPS navigation with voice activation are also newly optional
The Element EX and SC feature a 270-watt high-output audio system
The 2010 Honda Element appeals to an odd mix of active young people, frugal empty nesters, and pet owners. As such, the lineup includes a bargain-priced LX model, as well as uplevel EX and sporty SC trims, but all of them include the basics like air conditioning and power accessories.
The boxy Element vehicle is pretty well equipped even in base form. ConsumerGuide states that the base Honda Element LX features "air conditioning, interior air filter, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats w/height-adjustable driver seat, [and a] stowable split folding or flip-up rear seat." A four-speaker AM/FM/CD sound system is also standard fare on the Honda 2009 Element in LX garb.
Moving up to the more expensive versions, Autoblog notes that the Honda Element "EX and SC feature a 270-watt high-output audio system, an AM/FM tuner, CD player with MP3/WMA4 capability, auxiliary audio input for MP3 players or other audio devices, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, seven speakers including a dynamic linear phase 6.5-inch subwoofer (located in the bottom center of the instrument panel)." XM Satellite Radio is also standard on the upscale versions of the 2010 Honda Element.
The options on EX and SC models appeal to the tech-savvy crowd; voice-activated navigation and a USB interface are among the most noteworthy. The 2010 Honda Element offers quite a bit in the way of optional features, including the usual goodies that you would expect in this category. Cars.com notes that "a rearview backup camera [and] USB hookup for an MP3 player" are available on the Honda Element EX and SC and come with the navigation package. Rounding out the options list on this Honda 2010 Element, according to Autoblog, are "a removable storage cooler and an improved overhead storage console on select models."
The 2010 Honda Element caters both to buyers who want to keep it basic and those who want a few more extras.