2008 Element Specifications [Brochure (PDF)]

Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 2354 2354
Horsepower @ rpm 166 @ 5800 166 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 161 @ 4000 161 @ 4000
Redline (rpm) 6500 6500
Bore and Stroke (mm) 87 x 99 87 x 99
Compression Ratio 9.7: 1 9.7: 1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC® 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection Standard Standard
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System Standard Standard
Real Time 4-Wheel Drive™ Available Available
CARB Emissions Rating LEV-2 LEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard Standard
100,000 Miles-or-More Tune-Up Interval[1]  Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Transmission Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Transmission (available) Standard Standard
Unit-Body Construction Standard Standard
Control-Link MacPherson Strut Front Suspension Standard Standard
Compact Double Wishbone Rear Suspension Standard Standard
Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear) 30.0 / 21.0 30.0 / 21.0
Variable Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 3.26 3.26
Steering Ratio 16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 34.9 34.9
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.) 11.1 / 11.1 11.1 / 11.1
Wheels 16" with Full Covers 16" Alloy
All-Season Tires P215 / 70 R16 99S P215 / 70 R16 99S
Exterior Measurements
Wheelbase (in.) 101.4 101.4
Length (in.) 169.3 170.3
Height (in.) 70.4 70.4
Width (in.) 71.5 71.5
Track (in., front/rear) 62.1 / 62.3 62.1 / 62.3
Ground Clearance (in., unladen) 6.9 6.9
Approach/Departure Angles (degrees) 25.8 / 27.8 25.8 / 27.8
Curb Weight (lbs., 2WD MT/2WD AT) 3433 / 3499 3456 / 3523
Curb Weight (lbs., 4WD MT/4WD AT) 3567 / 3645 3580 / 3661
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear; 2WD) 57 / 43 57 / 43
Weight Distribution (%, front/rear; 4WD) 56 / 44 56 / 44
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 1500 1500
Interior Measurements
Headroom (in., front/rear) 2WD 43.3 / 38.0 43.3 / 38.0
Headroom (in., front/rear) 4WD 43.3 / 39.4 43.3 / 39.4
Legroom (in., front/rear) 41.0 / 39.1 41.0 / 39.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 57.1 / 52.2 57.1 / 52.2
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 55.0 / 47.6 55.0 / 47.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft., behind 2nd-row 2WD / 4WD) 25.1 / 26.0 25.1 / 26.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.,maximum; 2WD / 4WD) 74.6 / 77.1 74.6 / 77.1
Passenger Volume (cu. ft., 2WD / 4WD) 103.6 / 105.4 103.6 / 105.4
Seating Capacity 4 4
EPA Mileage Estimates[2] /Capacities
5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined; 2WD) 18/23/20 18/23/20
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined; 2WD) 20/25/22 20/25/22
5-Speed Manual (City/Highway/Combined; 4WD) 18/23/20 18/23/20
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway/Combined; 4WD) 19/24/21 19/24/21
Crankcase (qt.) 5.6 5.6
Coolant System (qt., MT/AT) 7.6 / 7.5 7.6 / 7.5
Fuel (gal.) 15.9 15.9
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded Regular Unleaded
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions Standard Standard
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System Standard Standard
Dual-Stage, Dual-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Standard Standard
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor Standard Standard
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Standard Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control Standard Standard
Brake Assist Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Standard Standard
Side-Impact Door Beams Standard Standard
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) Standard Standard
Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System Standard Standard
Exterior Features
Removable Skylight with Tilt Feature 4WD models only 4WD models only
Side Cargo Doors Standard Standard
2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers Standard Standard
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Standard Standard
Roof-Mounted Antenna Standard Standard
Remote Entry System Standard Standard
Power Side Mirrors Standard Standard
Composite Body Panels Black Body Colored
Body-Colored Door Handles   Standard
Body-Colored Bumpers    
Body-Colored Side Sills and Roof Moldings    
Green-Tinted Glass Standard Standard
Rear Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Clamshell Tailgate Standard Standard
Alloy Wheels   Standard
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights Standard Standard
Projector-Beam Halogen Headlights    
Chrome Exhaust Finisher   Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System Standard Standard
Power Front Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window Standard Standard
Rear Ventilation Windows Standard Standard
Power Door and Tailgate Locks Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls   Standard
Adjustable Steering Column Standard Standard
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter Standard Standard
Lower Instrument Panel Storage Compartment Standard  
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors   Standard
Sliding Sun Visor Extensions Standard Standard
Overhead Storage Compartment   Standard
Map Lights   Standard
Dome Light Standard Standard
Urethane-Coated Utility Floor Standard Standard
Beverage Holders, Front and Rear Standard Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet Front Front / Rear
Door-Pocket Storage Bins, Rear with Bottle Holders Standard Standard
Driver- and Passenger-Side Seatback Pockets   Standard
Driver-Side Seatback Bungees, Front and Rear   Standard
Rear Window Defroster Standard Standard
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts Standard Standard
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4) Standard Standard
Cargo Area Storage Bins Standard Standard
Cargo Area Hooks (2) Standard Standard
Cargo Area Light Standard Standard
Floor Mats and Carpeted Floor (1st- and 2nd-row)    
Center Console    
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment Standard Standard
Waterproof FXC™ (Fabric for Extreme Conditions) Seat Fabric Front Front and Rear
Adjustable Head Restraints Standard Standard
Driver and Passenger-Side Armrests   Standard
Removable, Flip-Up Rear Seats Standard Standard
Fold-Flat-Capable Seating Standard Standard
Audio Systems
120-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 4 Speakers and Clock Standard  
270-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer   Standard
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability   Standard
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack   Standard
XM® Radio[3]    Standard
CD Text Display Capability   Standard
Backlit Gauges Blue Blue
Tachometer Standard Standard
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Indicator Standard Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)-On Indicator Standard Standard
Maintenance Minder™ System Standard Standard
Door-/Tailgate-Open Indicator Standard Standard
Fuel and Coolant Temperature Indicators Standard Standard
Low-Fuel Indicator Standard Standard
Low-Oil-Pressure Indicator Standard Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator Standard Standard

[1]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Please see your owner's manual for more details.

[2] Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

[3] Required XM Radio subscription sold separately after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions are governed by the XM Customer Agreement available at xmradio.com/serviceterms. Other fees and taxes apply after trial period; see XM Customer Agreement for details. Fees and programming subject to change. Service not available in Canada, Alaska, or Hawaii. © 2009 SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. SIRIUS, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.