2009 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 (SAE net) 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 4WD Available Available
CARB Emissions Rating LEV-2 LEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard Standard
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[1]  Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Transmission: Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.533, 2nd: 2.042, 3rd: 1.355, 4th: 1.028, 5th: 0.825, Reverse: 3.583, Final Drive: 4.765   4WD Only
5-Speed Automatic Transmission: Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.786, 2nd: 1.614, 3rd: 1.082, 4th: .773, 5th: .566, Reverse: 2.000, Final Drive: 4.500 Standard 2WD/Available 4WD
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.) 169.9 169.9
Height (in.) 70.4 70.4
Width (in.) 71.6 71.6
Track (in., front/rear) 62.1 / 62.3 62.1 / 62.3
Ground Clearance (in., unladen) 6.9 6.9
Approach/Departure Angles (degrees) 25.6 / 26.3 25.6 / 26.3
Curb Weight (lbs., 2WD AT) 3515 3540 / 3547 (with Navigation)
Curb Weight (lbs., 4WD AT) 3624 3641 / 3648 (with Navigation)
Curb Weight (lbs., MT)   3570 (4WD)
Towing Capacity (lbs.)[2]  1500 1500
Interior Measurements
Headroom (in., front/rear) 43.3 / 38.0 43.3 / 38.0
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) 25.1 25.1
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.,maximum) 74.6 74.6
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.6 103.6
Seating Capacity 4 4
EPA Mileage Estimates[3] /Capacities
5-Speed Automatic (2WD; City/Highway/Combined) 20 / 25 / 22 20 / 25 / 22
5-Speed Manual (4WD; City/Highway/Combined)   18 / 23 / 20
5-Speed Automatic (4WD; City/Highway/Combined) 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
Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control Standard Standard
Brake Assist Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)[4]  Standard Standard
Side-Impact Door Beams Standard Standard
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) Standard Standard
Wave Key and Immobilizer System Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Standard Standard
Exterior Features
Wide-Opening Side Cargo Doors Standard Standard
Variable 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
Green-Tinted Glass Standard Standard
Rear Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Clamshell Tailgate Standard Standard
Alloy Wheels   Standard
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights Standard Standard
Chrome Exhaust Finisher   Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System Standard Standard
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera[5]    Available (5AT only)
Power Front Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window Standard Standard
Rear Ventilation Windows Standard Standard
Power Door and Tailgate Locks Standard Standard
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise Cruise/Audio
Steering Wheel-Mounted Navigation Controls   with Navigation
Adjustable Steering Column Standard Standard
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter Standard Standard
Lower Instrument Panel Storage Compartment Standard  
Sliding Sun Visor Extensions Standard Standard
Overhead Storage Compartment   Standard
Map Lights   Standard
Dome Light Standard Standard
Ambient Console Lighting   with Navigation (Blue)
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
Center Console   Removable Cooler
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment Standard Standard
Water-Resistant 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[6]    Standard
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack   Standard
USB Audio Interface[7]    with Navigation
XM® Radio[8]    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)[4]  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
Exterior Temperature Gauge   Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator Standard Standard
Fuel Cap Indicator Standard Standard

[1] Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Will vary with driving conditions. See your owner's manual for more details.

[2] Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Consult your local Honda dealer for additional towing information.

[3] EPA-estimated mpg 20/25/22 (city/highway/combined 2WD AT), 19/24/21 (city/highway/combined 4WD AT) and 18/23/20 (city/highway/combined 2WD and 4WD manual). Based on 2009 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.

[4] For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your local Honda dealer for details.

[5] The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ is available on the Element EX automatic-transmission models in the United States, except Alaska. See your local Honda dealer for details.

[6] Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

[7] The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

[8] 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.