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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 731 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

Best Car ever

By on Saturday, February 06, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

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: "Economical to own, plenty of power"

Cons: "None"

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

"I bought this car new in 2006 and I traded in a BMW 325 and this car is far superior to the Beemer. I drive it across the country once a year to California and average 26 MPG. You never get tired while driving long distances and I'm 78. Great view of the road and excellent visibility all the way around! I intend to keep this car as long as both it and I still am able to function. The car is bullet proof."

great car I'm 6'8" all the headroom I need

By on Saturday, October 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "comfy, semi reliable, lots of headroom"

Cons: "no legroom, expensive to fix, gashog"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Fairly reliable but an absolute gas hog If you can afford to stroke a check to the stealer-ship for its many mechanical quirks then great. If you do the work yourself even better. A few silly things...the alternator is on the bottom front, so though it will go through a deep puddle, it may cost you 150 bucks. There's about 8 things that make the shift lock engage...dealership has no good way to fix this and will fail...2 zip ties fix the issue forever"

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

LOVE THIS CAR! Great for anyone

By on Saturday, September 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 98,567

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "ton of room, seats flip up"

Cons: "awkward to get in/out of backseat"

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

"This is great car. I got one when I was in high school and it has everything I could want. lots of room for me when i moved, and a lot of leg room in back, but the backseat is awkward."

7 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

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
7/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great all around van that will get the job done"

Cons: "the early windshields"

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

"The Honda Element is a great drive....I would buy another one if Honda hadn't foolishly stopped making them...it has gotten me through rain, snow storms...just a great van. If your seeking super comfort this isn't the van for you, but for home or work there is not a better car on the road."

10 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Versatile, reliable and cute

By on Monday, August 10, 2015

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Carrying capacity, space, Honda reliability."

Cons: "No fifth seat"

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

"Why did Honda discontinue this model? It's essentially a little truck with enormous amounts of head and leg room perched over a Civic chassis. The rear seats stow up against the side walls rather than lying flat, creating a huge open area that I (a 5'6" woman) stand stand up straight in. Downside: It's not the most comfortable ride in the world; and the wide front pillars detract from visibility, but you quickly learn to deal with that, and they are lifesavers in a crash. A friend totalled his Element but the cabin was untouched and uncrushed. A potential inconvenience in my 2004 is the theatre-style rear seats. The car holds 4 people, period; you can't squeeze in a 5th. But hey, it's a compact, not a station wagon. It stands taller than any car in the parking lot except maybe a Range Rover (which it resembles in miniature), a great convenience. I love this quirky little thing and haven't found anything to replace it. Not that I have had to -- there have been no major repairs in 11 years, except to replace a radiator that was pierced by a rock."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned!

By on Friday, August 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very comfortable for long trips"

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

"I bought my first car in 1969. Until I bought the Honda I was a "Ford" guy. But no longer, Honda all the way! This car has been extremely reliable. Has massive storage capacity with great road feel. I've driven coast to coast and in all kinds of weather. Great in rain, heat and snow! Maintenance has been very reasonable. I love the Element but am retired thinking of an RV."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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