• (4.7) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,163–$8,963
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-23
  • Engine: 160-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 4
2003 Honda Element

Consumer Reviews

(4.7)

Average based on 38 reviews

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Most Versital Vehicle I've Owned

by ElementFan from Bend, OR on October 15, 2017

This car is perfect for camping, transporting stuff (large furniture, gear, you name it), and generally just getting me from point a to point b. It's very reliable. It's taken me up and down the weste... Read Full Review

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2003 Honda Element Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Element DX

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
P

IIHS Ratings

Based on Honda Element DX

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
M
Driver Head and Neck
A
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
P
Rear Passenger Head Protection
M
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Element DX

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Element DX

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 8 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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