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2005 Honda Element

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 24/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, VTEC, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2005 Honda Element Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 706 Ratings for the 2003 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

It's a great car.

By on Thursday, January 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Honda Element is great car, have a lot space inside. I like it. I have one since 2006. Now they were discontinued. Of course that's marketing, probably they return it in couple of years."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've ever owned!

By on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun& easy to drive. Dependable."

Cons: "Absolutely none."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love my Element! It's fun to drive and easy to clean. It turns on a dime, so it's easy to maneuver and park. It holds a lot of cargo, and it's easy to load/unload items. The only thing that isn't my favorite is the "stadium seating" (in the rear) that require passengers to lean down to see out the windshield. I've looked at new cars but haven't found any I like as much as my Element! I wish they'd start making them again. Love the "suicide" doors (back door opens from front to back); Love, love, love the vinyl panels over the wheel wells; Love the rubber floor mats; Love that there isn't a lot of fabric to get dirty; Love the comfortable seats; Love the headroom - should I go on? This is a fabulous car!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Love this vehicle!!

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 61,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The element is an awesome car!! Whether it's down near the beach, up in the snowy mountains, or just cruising around town ... It's perfect for all occasions!"

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love my Element

By on Tuesday, January 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Couldn't really like this car any more than I do. I bought this car about 4 months ago at a great price and couldn't be happier. PROS -Cargo space -4WD -Aesthetically is looks pretty awesome for being 12 years old with almost 150k miles and still the same body style as the new Element. -Sound system is great -Rubber/plastic interior floor makes cleaning it SUPER easy -Floor space for added storage is great. -2.4L Honda engine is strong -Suicide doors allow for easy loading/unloading CONS -Gas mileage isn't great (but it's an SUV, so 21mpg average really isn't too bad.) -With the way the frame is constructed, the driver's view is sometimes obstructed (i.e. turning left) -Suicide doors can sometimes be a pain in a parking lot (passenger shuffle) -only 4 seats Even though I've listed a few cons, I gave the Element an overall rating of 10/10 because the cons are comparatively small tto the pros."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Flawless operation!

By on Saturday, December 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Best thing I have ever owened! Absolutly reliable."

Cons: "Noisy and gas MPH a little weak."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Only problem's in 130000+ miles replaced battery and 1 back up bulb burned out. Noisy. Not a sports car rear end drifts around just a little. Cargo capacity unmatched by anything close to its size .NO complaints absolutely got my moneys worth. Hope to see a replacement for it come out soon. Maybe a little more power and better gas mileage. LESS noise please."

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

outstanding vehicle

By on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "does everything well"

Cons: "utilitarian"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Only major complaint is that the brakes work fine but rear discs need attention every few years otherwise Nothing but regular maintenance in the snowy salty northeast... if they only made a diesel I would buy a new one just to have..."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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