Honda launched the Honda Element in 2003 and stopped producing the car in 2011. Used car buyers looking for a small car with relatively large interior space might and roomy cargo entrance often closely consider the Element for its roomy design imparted by its boxy shape. If its distinctive design appeals to you, and you are looking for something that is both affordable and practical, you should know that the Element was designed for young buyers, but during its production run, it actually appealed to a wide spectrum of consumers, including older folks. There's room for a bicycle in back.
Honda hoped the Element would appeal to the sports utility buyer, but as new entrants crowded the field, it found its spot as a quirky get-around-town car that offered room for weekly groceries and coolers and camping equipment for weekened getaways. Interestingly enough, the smooth interior surfaces of the Element can be wiped up with a cloth for easy clean up after spills and muddy shoes.
Powered by a 2.4-liter in-line 4 cylinder Honda engine, reviewers note its reliable performance. While the LX trim is pretty basic, the EX trim level gets you a 270 watt audio system, MP3 jacks, and alloy wheels. 2007 and newer models benefit from a five-speed automatic transmission and stability control. A navigational system was introduced for 2009, and 2010 provided a "dog friendly" model with an enclosed kennel and water bowl.
There are 2,173 used Honda Elements in our used car listings, including the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Honda CR-V. 66% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 75% have no accident history.