• (4.6) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,417$9,149
  • 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

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Few vehicles I have ever driven have resulted in so many people coming up to me, faces looking like they had just swallowed thumbtacks, belching out original phrases like, "that is sooo ugly." Of course, Honda would tell you that the Honda Element isn't aimed at older buyers who like attractive cars. Nope. The Element is aimed at members of Generation Y. (That's market-speak... Read full review for the 2003 Honda Element

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Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 37 reviews

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Great Car

by avant wagon from Island Lake, Il on March 30, 2010

123,000 miles and going strong. I have had no issues with this vehicle. I am a big guy, 6ft 5 300+ and feel very comfortable in my Element. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone I like. Nice job Ho... Read Full Review

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Safety

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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