The Element's 2.4-liter engine is very smooth for a four-cylinder and quite strong for its size, with a good deal of torque for pulling and passing. The Element will easily...
cruise at 75 mph, and even accelerate up a highway grade in fifth gear. The Element's ride and handling characteristics are much more akin to an Accord sedan
than a truck-based SUV
Once we adjusted to the long dash and squared-off hood, we found it easy to dart in and out of traffic and to take sweeping curves and sharp turns with an easy confidence. The steering and brakes operate with precision and predictable response, returning excellent feedback to the driver under all driving conditions.