Compare 2010 Honda Element vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA5

2010 Honda Element
2008 Mazda MAZDA5
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2WD 5-Door Automatic EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX 20 25 $21,066 $22,635
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 20 25 $22,643 $24,335
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic LX 20 25 $19,109 $20,525
Element 2WD 5-Door Automatic SC 20 25 $22,629 $24,320
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX 19 24 $22,225 $23,885
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 19 24 $23,802 $25,585
Element 4WD 5-Door Automatic LX 19 24 $20,269 $21,775
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4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Grand Touring N/A N/A $21,063 $22,515
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Sport N/A N/A $17,734 $18,945
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Automatic Touring N/A N/A $19,427 $20,760
Mazda5 4-Door Wgn Manual Sport N/A N/A $16,849 $17,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,066
$21,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,635
$22,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ideally suited for a wide range of users with the common need to haul stuff, the 2010 Honda Element is a surprising fun and fuel-efficient. Provided you don't expect too much of a zoom-zoom feel, the 2008 Mazda Mazda5 is one of the few good choices for buyers looking for minivan spaciousness in a vehicle that's especially fuel-efficient and maneuverable.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg -
Highway
25 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Minivan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 58.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 97.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.7
Passenger Capacity
4 6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 38.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 30.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
169.9 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 64.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 108.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 70.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 44.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.9 x 0.4
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)
11.1 x – TBD – 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 3475
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4000 148 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 153 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Mazda Mazda5
Body Style
4 Door 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone E-type Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -

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