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2006 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

2006 Honda Element Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 694 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

Fantastic car, extremely reliable!

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"Drives very well. Loads of storage in trunk area plus back seats store up for more. Rear seats are higher so back seat passangers have better view.No major repairs have ever been needed."

Have loved this from the first drive.

By on Friday, September 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,450

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
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Handles like a tank in our winter weather..GREAT."

Cons: "If you're looking for fancy...this is not your car"

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

"I always wanted a Hummer (or thought I did). This was as close as I could get and afford. Well, let me tell you, this has been one of the most enjoyable vehicles I have ever owned (and I'm 78 yrs. old). It suits my every need and I have always had complete confidence taking it on the road. (I drive very often from Wis. to IL).May not be for everyone but I absolutely love it."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

many uses utility n comfort in one good gas milla

By on Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

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
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Cons: "console in back seat so only sits 2 n back"

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

"Awesome travel vehicle for 4 persons or less. Easy to maintain. Strange shape but still stylish.Honda is a great product with routine maintenance. Love my car!"

Fantastic goat-hauling machine!

By on Tuesday, September 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Too many to mention."

Cons: "Sight lines."

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

"This car was driven as our main transportation 70+ miles five days a week to and from work and on weekends for errands. Great in snow (we live at 8,500 feet), unbelievable pickup going uphill and with the manual transmission, easy to keep speeds from accelerating downhill (plus too much wear on brakes). The best thing about the Element, though, is that we have been able to haul a 200 pound goat to the vet, get 10 bales of hay into it when the truck didn't start and, in separate trips, haul to shearing two angora goats, a merino sheep (driving Miss Daisy) and three alpacas, one riding shotgun. For a dependable farm vehicle, the Honda Element just can't be beat. They may look like toasters on the outside, but inside, they are as big as boxcars."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A Great Multi-purpose vehicle

By on Friday, August 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 192,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, versitile, easy to keep clean, handy"

Cons: "seats don't hold up"

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

"Element gets good gas mileage. 4 cylinder is very peppy, but don't try to pull a lot of weight with it. Mine has had no major problems. In the last 2 years, I've had to do plug wires and other minor things. I like that I can sleep in it when camping. I can use the tent for storage. Been a great car for me. I would buy another if they still made them. My only downside is the seats did not hold together well."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Ellie is my best friend

By on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 158,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent leg room and cargo room, trailer hitch"

Cons: "None!"

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

Even this guy loves it! He gets all the space he needs in the back, without worrying about dirtying the car.

"This car made it over 300 miles and the I-5 grapevine pass while towing a trailer full of all of my belongings from north of San Francisco to Los Angeles. We even had the air conditioning on and it did not overheat. Which is a first for me. I take it to the beach with my full grown 80 pound Weimaraner in the back. It has been hit by baseballs, basketballs, and soccer balls by me and my brother and the paint job has held up just fine, despite being 11 years old. For me, a nearly six foot tall female, and my husband, who is over 6 foot 3 inches the space is perfect. I have fit desks, chairs, mattresses, and even multiple bikes in the back. I am so impressed with how it continues to run without problems. Nothing in it has needed replacing or major fixes. I am so in love with this car. Tell Honda to make more!!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Even this guy loves it! He gets all the space he needs in the back, without worrying about dirtying the car.

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