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Info & specs

Honda Element

Honda Element side view
Honda Element angular front perspective
Honda Element angular rear perspective

Overview of the Honda Element

Learn about the Honda Element


Sold in North America between 2002 and 2011, the Honda Element is a compact crossover SUV geared towards outdoor enthusiasts. With its powerful engine, you will never be restricted to the main roads. Drivers will also benefit from a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, which is more than enough to tow a small trailer filled with your equipment and gear. For longer trips, you can make the Honda Element your temporary home, taking advantage of third-party packages to turn the vehicle into a camper.

Pros and cons of the Honda Element

  • Spacious and flexible interior
  • 64 different seating configurations
  • Large cargo space
  • Ceased production in 2011
  • Near-vertical windshield collects stones and bugs
  • Limited visibility due to thick roof pillars
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Honda Element

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption10.5 - 11.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.1 - 9.2 L/100km
  • Width1815 - 1819 mm
  • Length4229 - 4328 mm
  • Trunk space691 - 736 L
  • Cargo space1985 - 2183 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Honda Element

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Honda Element 2003 - 2010 is available in 7 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Honda Element

Dimensions of the Honda Element

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20101762 mm1819 mm4316 mm
20091762 mm1815 mm4298 mm
20081762 mm1815 mm4298 mm
20071762 mm1815 mm4298 mm
20061788 mm1815 mm4298 mm
20051788 mm1816 mm4300 mm
20041788 mm1816 mm4300 mm
20031880 mm1816 mm4229 mm

Towing capacity of the Honda Element

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2010680 kg
2009680 kg
2008680 kg
2007680 kg
2006680 kg
2005680 kg
2004680 kg
2003680 kg