2010 Honda Element Consumer Reviews

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2010 Honda Element
4.6
Average based on 11 reviews
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Best value for the money. AWD, practical

by from Edem Prairie, MN on July 24, 2010

My wife's car. Bought new for under $2300 (EX 2007 model). Stylish, stands out. VERY practical. Reliable, huge cargo space. Plastic floor. Premium stereo with a subwoofer - YUM! No problems for the fi...
My wife's car. Bought new for under $2300 (EX 2007 model). Stylish, stands out. VERY practical. Reliable, huge cargo space. Plastic floor. Premium stereo with a subwoofer - YUM! No problems for the first 3 years. Sporty handling, although will not accelerate very fast. You can load a lot into it. VERY satisfied. Will buy another one for myself. CONS: front pillars a little too wide - not a problem, just takes some time to get used to.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Love this vehicle!

by from Athens, GA on October 9, 2010

When we had our first child, we wanted a bigger car. I had been driving a Corolla for 10 years. The Element attracted my attention because of its interior convertibility with the rear seats (can turn ...
When we had our first child, we wanted a bigger car. I had been driving a Corolla for 10 years. The Element attracted my attention because of its interior convertibility with the rear seats (can turn it into almost a cargo mini-van), the vast amount of leg room in the back seats, the hose-it-out factor, and the stylishness. The car has exceeded my expectations on every level. I have been able to haul just about anything in the Element that I would have needed a truck for otherwise. It's been perfect for family trips and hauling all the gear that goes with a baby. It's a comfortable fit for me (5'9"), and I like the distance from the windshield. Feels very roomy. Highly recommended!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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I'm in my own Element, for the third time!

by from East Aurora, NY on October 26, 2010

Just purchased my 3rd Element! Love this vehicle! I bought a 2003 EX (which I still own after 120K miles), purchased another 2005 (used) at a great price, drove it for 40K miles and TRADED it in on th...
Just purchased my 3rd Element! Love this vehicle! I bought a 2003 EX (which I still own after 120K miles), purchased another 2005 (used) at a great price, drove it for 40K miles and TRADED it in on this 2010 EX. It was a deal I couldn't refuse, HIGH trade in value, good deal on the 2010. My 2005 LX (was Honda certified with 76K miles on it) stayed on the dealer lot for about a week befor it joined another happy owner. These vehicles NEVER let me down, typical maintenance efforts provide a reliable, useful (the carrying capacity and adaptability of this truck is great), and FUN vehicle. I hope they continue this line in 2011! Sure would hate to not be able to eventually get Element #4!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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love the element

by from Olathe KS on February 20, 2012

Got the listing from Cars.com. Saw the car that afternoon and purchased it that evening. It was and still is one of the best deals for an Element. Love the car and the bright orange is really now my f...
Got the listing from Cars.com. Saw the car that afternoon and purchased it that evening. It was and still is one of the best deals for an Element. Love the car and the bright orange is really now my favorite color. It commands respect (or "oh my god, look at the orange car) from everyone.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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A good all around vehicle

by from Salt Lake City, UT on March 12, 2012

I bought this car after a lot of deliberation and investigation. My only complaint is it is a little short on horsepower. The car has consistently averaged 21 mpg in town and 28-31 mpg at interstate s...
I bought this car after a lot of deliberation and investigation. My only complaint is it is a little short on horsepower. The car has consistently averaged 21 mpg in town and 28-31 mpg at interstate speeds. It is a great vehicle to haul kids to school and animals to the vet. Cleanup is a snap
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Love the Element!

by from Charlotte, NC on January 23, 2012

We have 2 large dogs that travel with us which makes the Element perfect. Sad they quit making them.
We have 2 large dogs that travel with us which makes the Element perfect. Sad they quit making them.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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A great car for the pet enthusiast

by from Winston Salem, NC on June 25, 2014

I needed a car that my arthritic and aging dogs could get in and out of without being lifted. I also wanted one that wouldn't require me to spend hours cleaning the dog hair out of the carpet and off ...
I needed a car that my arthritic and aging dogs could get in and out of without being lifted. I also wanted one that wouldn't require me to spend hours cleaning the dog hair out of the carpet and off the seats. This 2010 Honda Element was the perfect choice. Now the dogs can accompany me on errands and the hair brushes right off of everything. It isn't luxurious, but it is very utilitarian. The only negatives I have found are that when the back seats are up,there are big blind spots and the back seat windows hinge out instead of going down. Jim Scott at Honda Cars of Rock Hill was a great salesman to work with.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Toaster heaven

by from Northern California on August 7, 2014

I was in need of a spacious hauler but not enamored with another cab-over pickup. The Element is just quirky enough and big enough to meet my needs for photography, camping & cycling. Small enough to ...
I was in need of a spacious hauler but not enamored with another cab-over pickup. The Element is just quirky enough and big enough to meet my needs for photography, camping & cycling. Small enough to park, fit in garage and fill with gas - plus Honda dead-on reliability. What's not to like?
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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repeat customer

by from lima, ohio on December 18, 2009

Just traded in my 03 element for a new one. I had zero problems with the old one. Simplicity itself!
Just traded in my 03 element for a new one. I had zero problems with the old one. Simplicity itself!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Just OK

by from Golden,CO on July 31, 2012

If you are looking for a bare-bones basic vehicle, it gets no more basic than this. If you are coming from a vehicle that is newer than say 2000, you may be disappointed in its lack of features. I am ...
If you are looking for a bare-bones basic vehicle, it gets no more basic than this. If you are coming from a vehicle that is newer than say 2000, you may be disappointed in its lack of features. I am hoping this will make this vehicle fairly dependable since there are fewer things to break. Also, if you are looking for a vehicle which can get you more than 300 miles per tank (the tank capacity is about 12 gallons) look elsewhere. I am getting about 25 mpg on highway driving.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does not recommend this car

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