26 reviews
2005 Honda Element
2005 Honda Element
Available Price Range $3,518-$10,722 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 Honda Element

Our Take

Youthful shoppers gave a big thumbs-up when Honda exhibited its Model X concept vehicle at the 2001 North American International Auto Show. Because of that reaction, the innovative light truck wound up on what Honda called the "fast track to production." As a result, the youth-oriented Element wa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Controversial upright profile
  • Bouncy ride on rough surfaces

Notable Features

  • 160-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD or AWD
  • Pillarless side-door layout
  • Unusually tall profile


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 26 reviews

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Most practical car ever!

by Bob from San Jose, CA on July 8, 2010

I have been wanting a new car for a while but can't seem to find a good enough reason to get rid of my Element. This car is 5 yrs old now and still is in perfect condition. Never had any problems. I'm... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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