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2003 Honda Element
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Fuel Economy City
20.0 mpg 24.0 mpg 22.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
23.0 mpg 29.0 mpg 31.0 mpg
Star Rating
5-spd man w/OD 6-spd Sportronic CVT w/OD 6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 60/60,000 36/36,000
Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
5 occupants
radio prep AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
MP3 Player
N/A MP3 decoder MP3 decoder
Cruise Control
N/A with steering wheel controls with steering wheel controls
Cup Holder
front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-Touch Open
driver driver driver
Air Filter
N/A air filter air filter
integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Auxiliary Visors
dual N/A N/A
Cargo Concealed Storage
N/A cargo concealed storage cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber carpeted carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light cargo light cargo light
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs cargo tie downs cargo tie downs
Dome Light
fade fade fade
Door Bins
dual dual dual
Door Locks
power power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest driver foot rest driver foot rest
Exterior Temperature
N/A exterior temperature N/A
Floor Console
partial full full
Front Air Conditioning
N/A manual manual
Front Windows
power power power
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval variable intermittent variable intermittent
Glove Box
locking glove box glove box
Instrument Display
analog digital/analog analog
Instrument Panel Storage
bin bin N/A
Interior Concealed Storage
N/A N/A interior concealed storage
Internet Access
N/A N/A internet access
Overhead Console
N/A N/A mini with storage
Power Outlets
1 2 3
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
vented power power
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
N/A radio steering wheel controls radio steering wheel controls
Reading Lights
N/A front front
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
N/A rear child safety door locks rear child safety door locks
Rear Defroster
rear defroster rear defroster rear defroster
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins N/A rear door bins
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts underseat ducts underseat ducts
Rear Heated Wipers
N/A N/A wiper park
Rear Windows
vented power power
Rear Windshield Type
flip-up N/A N/A
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Rearview Mirror
day-night day-night day-night
Remote Fuel Flap Release
N/A mechanical N/A
Remote Keyless Entry
N/A keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Retained Accessory Power
N/A retained accessory power retained accessory power
Seatback Storage
N/A 1 1
N/A 4 6
Steering Wheel
tilt telescopic tilt telescopic tilt
Steering Wheel Material
N/A leather/metal-look N/A
Systems Monitor
N/A N/A systems monitor
tachometer tachometer tachometer
Tinted Windows
deep deep light
Trip Computer
N/A trip computer trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer trip odometer trip odometer
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
mechanical N/A N/A
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic plastic plastic
Underseat Tray
N/A N/A rear
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge engine temperature gauge
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Seating Capacity
4 occupants
5 occupants
5 occupants
Seat Trim
FXC(TM) premium cloth cloth cloth
Rear Seats
removeable 50-50 split-bench 60-40 bench 60-40 split-bench
Front Armrests
N/A center w/storage center
Front Seat Type
bucket bucket bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way 6-way 6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way 4-way 4-way
Rear Headrests
adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear Armrests
N/A center with pass-thru N/A
Door Trim
N/A cloth cloth
full cloth full cloth full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber carpet carpet
Floor Mats
N/A carpeted front & rear carpeted front & rear
Dashboard Insert
N/A N/A metal-look
Gear Shift Knob Trim
N/A leather metal-look
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Side Profile
Interior Profile
161 @ 4500 143 @ 2200-4200 184 @ 2500
160 @ 5500 148 @ 6000 178 @ 5700
2.4L I-4 160 HP 2.0L I-4 148 HP 2.5L I-4 168 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
5-spd man w/OD 6-spd Sportronic CVT w/OD 6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Fuel Tank
15.9 gal. 15.8 gal. 15.1 gal.
339 miles 415 miles 393 miles
Drive Type
RealTime automatic full-time four-wheel part and full-time four-wheel front-wheel
4WD Shift
N/A electronic N/A
105 amp 130 amp N/A
Axle Ratio
4.77 6.47 3.51
N/A N/A with run down protection
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Limited Slip Differential
N/A N/A Torque Vectoring Control brake actuated
Locking Hub Control
permanent automatic N/A
Traction Control
N/A ABS & driveline ABS & driveline
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Electronic Stability
N/A electronic stability AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control
16.0 " silver steel 18.0 " silver aluminum 17.0 " steel
Front Suspension
strut strut strut
Rear Suspension
double wishbone independent multi-link independent short and long arm
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil coil coil
Front Torsion Bar
N/A front torsion bar N/A
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil coil coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Vented Disc Brakes
front front front
Front Tires
P215/70SR16.0BSW AS P225/55HR18.0BSW AS P235/55HR17.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel
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Door Count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
77.1 cu.ft. 49.5 cu.ft. 67.8 cu.ft.
Exterior Width
71.5 " 69.7 " 72.4 "
Front Headroom
43.3 " 39.4 " 39.9 "
Rear Legroom
39.1 " 36.3 " 36.8 "
Curb Weight
3,460 lbs. 3,241 lbs. 3,515 lbs.
Exterior Height
74.0 " 64.2 " 66.3 "
Exterior Length
166.5 " 169.1 " 178.1 "
Front Hiproom
55.0 " 52.1 " 54.8 "
Front Legroom
41.0 " 41.6 " 43.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.1 " 56.2 " 56.0 "
Front Tread
62 " 60 " 62 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4,450 lbs. 4,343 lbs. 4,620 lbs.
Interior Cargo Volume
25.9 cu.ft. 21.7 cu.ft. 34.3 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
72.7 cu.ft. 49.5 cu.ft. 67.8 cu.ft.
Max Trailer Weight
1,500 lbs. N/A 1,500 lbs.
Passenger Volume
105 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft. 98 cu.ft.
Rear Headroom
39.4 " 37.9 " 39.0 "
Rear Hiproom
47.6 " 51.6 " 52.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
52.2 " 55.7 " 55.3 "
Rear Tread
62 " 60 " 62 "
Turning Radius
17.5 ' 17.4 ' 19.4 '
101 " 105 " 106 "
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Rear Spoiler
N/A lip lip
gray front body-colored with chrome insert body-colored
Grille Moldings
silver black w/chrome surround black
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual remote dual power remote heated dual power remote convex spotter
Bodyside Cladding
N/A N/A gray
Rear Bumper
N/A N/A with metal-look insert
Rocker Panel Extensions
N/A rocker panel extensions N/A
Wheel Well
N/A N/A gray
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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
N/A 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Panic Alarm
N/A panic alarm panic alarm
Security System
N/A security system N/A
Safety Rating - Frontal
Safety Rating - Side
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Front Seat
Rear Seat
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light center high mounted stop light
Driver Side Impact Airbags
N/A seat mounted seat mounted
Ignition Disable
immobilizer immobilizer SecuriLock
Knee Airbag
N/A driver driver
Occupancy Sensor
N/A occupancy sensor occupancy sensor
Overhead Airbag
N/A curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags Safety Canopy Systems
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
N/A seat mounted seat mounted
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front front front
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams side impact beams side impact beams
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Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000 N/A N/A
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000 60/60,000 36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited 84/100,000 60/unlimited
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000 120/100,000 60/60,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
N/A 60/unlimited 60/60,000
$16,172 $21,138 $21,772
$17,500 $22,920 $23,995
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Est. Monthly Payments
N/A $377 $386
Average Cost to Fill Tank
$61 $60 $58