Honda Element

2006 Honda Element

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  • (4.5) 34 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,703$12,239
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 22-23
  • Engine: 156-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 4
2006 Honda Element

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Element

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 light truck wound up on what Honda called the "fast track to production." As a result, the youth-orient... 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

2006 Honda Element Reviews 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 for the 2006 Honda Element

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Consumer Reviews


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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 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Honda Element Safety Ratings

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There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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