2006 Honda Element

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25 reviews
Available Price Range $3,964-$13,296 Trims6 Combined MPG 22-23 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Element

Our Take

Youthful shoppers issued a big thumbs-up when Honda exhibited its Model X concept vehicle at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Because of that reaction, the innovative lig... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Controversial upright profile
  • Bouncy ride on rough surfaces

Notable Features

  • 156-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • FWD or AWD
  • Pillarless side-door layout
  • Unusually tall profile
  • Gray plastic lower body panels


Our Expert Reviews

Honda learned a valuable lesson when it created the Element in 2003 to attract young buyers: You can ask, but you can't tell, youth what it wants to buy.Element arrived as a compact sport-utility, though crossover seems more apropos for its SUV function in the look of a boxy wagon.It took a novel approach to design--look different than anything else on the road with front and rear bumpers,... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 25 reviews

Worth Every Penny I paid for it.

by A greatfull Element owner from Long Island , New York on September 7, 2009

This review will probably be unlike most, but if you are considering buying the Element, read on. I bought my "ugly green truck", as my wife likes to call it, because it fit my lifestyle; snowboarding... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 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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