• (4.8) 33 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,569–$9,885
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-23
  • Engine: 160-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 4
2004 Honda Element

Our Take on the Latest Model 2004 Honda Element

What We Don't Like

  • Controversial upright profile
  • Promoted as youth vehicle
  • Bouncy ride on rough surfaces

Notable Features

  • Youth-oriented design
  • Pillarless side-door layout
  • Unusually tall profile
  • Space to haul youthful gear
  • Front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive

Consumer Reviews

(4.8)

Average based on 33 reviews

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by Moe?s car from mckinney on December 5, 2017

This car met my needs a lot of legroom, great view and sitting up. Very safe and fun to drive. Great to go pick nick with Honda Element.

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2004 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

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Honda Element DX

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 7 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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