2010 Honda Element vs. Its Competition

2010 Honda Element
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

If you're considering the most affordable 2010 Honda Element, the LX trim, make sure you take a look around the interior as you sacrifice a few of the bins and special materials that might make the inside more useful.

2010 Honda Element2010 Honda Element
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2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT w/rear door privacy glass Angular Front Exterior View2010 Ford Transit Connect
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2010 Kia Soul2010 Kia Soul
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2009 Scion xB 2009 Scion xB
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2008 Mazda MAZDA5 Sport2008 Mazda MAZDA5
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Quick Specs
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.
Fun, fun, fun: Kia tries a little Soul on for size, and it fits.
The 2009 Scion xB has polarizing looks, a no-haggle dealer experience, and a long safety features list. It provides good value for those on a budget.
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.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4N/A
EPA Class    
2WD Sport UtilityN/ASmall Station WagonSmall Station WagonN/A
Style Name    
2WD 5-Door Automatic LX114.6" XL w/o side or rear door glass5-Door Wagon Manual5-Door Wagon Manual (GS)4-Door Wagon Manual Sport
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/A
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 DoorCargo Van5dr Wgn4 Door WagonN/A
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODN/A
Detailed Spec Comparison
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