2009 Honda Element EX

At a Glance

Pricing $20,275 - $25,770
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions A5, M5
Fuel Economy 18-20 (city), 23-25 (highway)

The uniquely styled Element was originally pitched as a type of backpack for young active males. Many buyers have found that the Element offers sensible all-wheel-drive utility for suburban duty. The orginal matte-finish composite fenders are no longer offered. The interior features spill-proof surfaces. The doors provide good access to the back, but are tricky to operate in parking spaces. Only 2 passengers can sit in the rear seat, but they will enjoy almost limousine-like leg room. A FWD-only SC package is offered featuring 18-inch wheels/tires, 1-inch lower ride height, projector-beam headlamps and a uniquely finished interior.

What Changed:

The Element was restyled in the front for 2009. A flatter hood and new front fenders with squared wheel well arches complement the more prominent grille and headlamps. The front fenders are now body colored and made of sheet metal on all models; however, the rear fenders are still composite. The updated interior features new center consoles (EX), a new overhead console (EX), and upgraded seat fabrics.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Element LX 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 FWD $20,275
Element LX 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 AWD $21,475
Element EX 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 FWD $22,385
Element EX 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) M5 AWD $22,785
Element EX 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 AWD $23,585
Element EX Navi 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 FWD $24,085
Element EX Navi 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 AWD $25,285
Element SC 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) M5 FWD $23,270
Element SC 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 FWD $24,070
Element SC Navi 2.4l I4 (166-bhp) A5 FWD $25,770