Honda Element 2WD Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Honda Element 2WD Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 11 recalls, 2 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 10 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2011 2011 Honda Element SUV AWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2011 2011 Honda Element SUV FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 3
2010 2010 Honda Element 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2009 2009 Honda Element 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2008 2008 Honda Element 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2007 2007 Honda Element 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 3
2006 2006 Honda Element 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2005 2005 Honda Element 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated
2004 2004 Honda Element 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 Not Rated
2003 2003 Honda Element 4-DR. Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 4 3

Fuel Efficiency

Honda has manufactured models of Element 2WD for 9 years. They average 21.1 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2011 Element 2WD above average at 22 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2011 Element 2WD to be $1,750 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $1,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Element 2WD consumes about 15 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2011 Honda Element 2WD 22 24 20
2010 Honda Element 2WD 20 23 18
2009 Honda Element 2WD 22 25 20
2008 Honda Element 2WD 20 23 18
2007 Honda Element 2WD 20 23 18
2006 Honda Element 2WD 21 23 19
2005 Honda Element 2WD 21 23 19
2004 Honda Element 2WD 21 24 19
2003 Honda Element 2WD 21 24 19

MPG breakdown by model options

The Honda Element 2WD has 17 different model options on record with the EPA since 2003. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2011 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 24 20
2010 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2010 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2009 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2009 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2008 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2008 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2007 Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 22 25 20
2007 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 20 23 18
2006 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 19
2006 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 23 19
2005 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 19
2005 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 23 19
2004 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 20
2004 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 19
2003 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 20
2003 Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 19