Honda Element: Tips To Remember Before Buying

New Honda element is a compact CUV based on the modified version of CR-V platform. Honda Element was manufactured in Ohio and is offered in all wheel drive and front wheel drive formats in Canada and United States belonging to model years 2003 to 2011.

This particular compact sport utility vehicle features a 2.4Lfour-cylinder engine that produces 166 hp and develops torsion of around 160 lb·ft at 4500 rpm. It comes with a standard front-wheel drive or an optional AWD system.

A hydraulically actuated system operates at the time when front wheel slip occurs, and it is also marketed as real time AWD. AWD version in 2006 model was discontinued in Japan.

2006 Element had a towing capacity around 1500 lbs. With a target of 50000 units for the first year sales, the company managed to sell almost 68000 units in the year 2003. By 2010, the company managed to sell only 14k units. On the whole, for almost 7 years, they had manufactured more than 325,000 units.

In the year 2007, Honda Element had won the "Dog Car of the Year" award from In the year 2010, it won "Top Safety Pick" in the IIHS annual awards. And, although it wasn’t one of the best-sellers in Honda’s line-up, it managed to garner a good deal of publicity.

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Technical Characteristics of Honda Element

Technical Characteristics of 2003 Honda Element Automatic produced by Honda (JP).

Body Type Sport-utility vehicle 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1544 Kg
Length 4229 mm
Height 1788 mm
Wheelbase 2576 mm
Front Track 1577 mm
Rear Track 1582 mm
Ground Clearance 175 mm
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion VPAS
Fuel Supply System MPFI
Max Power 162HP (119 kW) @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 218Nm @ 4500 rpm
CO2 Emissions n/a
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2354 cc
Bore 87 mm
Stroke 99 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 9.7:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.5 x 16 / 6.5 x 16
Standard Tyres P215/70 R 16 99S / P215/70 R 16 99S
Suspension Front I.MS.ARB.
Suspension Rear I.DW.ARB.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 4
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 7.5 l/100km
Road 4.8 l/100km
Mixt 5.8 l/100km