The Element is powered by Honda's i-VTEC 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It comes with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. All models are available with front-wheel drive or Honda's Real Time 4-Wheel Drive. The 4WD models feature a large rear skylight that tilts open or removes completely and stores inside the vehicle. The 2006 Honda Element comes in three trim levels, LX, EX and EX-P. Safety features on all Elements include front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and load limiters to reduce the chance of belt-related injuries. EX models include ABS and front-seat side-impact airbags for torso protection.For 2006, the Honda Element features a host of equipment changes and adds a new trim level called the EX-P.