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Honda Element Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 19/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Honda Element

  • A specialized Honda that is great as along as you need something so specialized.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Impressively versatile interior, optional four-wheel drive, trick audio system, styled as if out of a Japanese animation movie.

  • Cons

    Only seats four, Elements with automatic transmissions and 4WD can seem sluggish.

  • What's New for 2003

    The 2003 Honda Element is a completely new vehicle for Honda. It's also the most adventurous Honda vehicle in quite a long time. Its blend of features, such as barn-style doors and waterproof seats, make it a good choice for those with active lifestyles.

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Customer Reviews

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Honda element love

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Have always loved Honda cars. The element is a great vehicle for me whether it's getting to work on a snowy day, hauling home landscaping supplies or baby furniture, it's got the space and it's so easy to clean up. Which I also appreciate when my son make a mess in the back seat.



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Wish i still had it!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I put probably 32,000 miles on my Honda in two years. I never had any problems with it. It did make a weird noise when I turned really sharp, it was not a big deal. I bought the car with about 95,000 mile on it and it did that when I bought it. The dealership said it was because of the AWD. I drove a different one a year later and it did not do that. Besides oil changes, I only spent 350.00 on it the entire time I owned it. That was for breaks and its 100,000 mile maintenance. I thought it would need a new belt, but it has a timing chain that last 300,000 miles! We really used this car for what it can be used for. Camping, hauling, animals, etc. The seats are very durable! Seats four.




Great car/suv!

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Owned for six months. Continues to get great mileage in all conditions, approx 24 mpg. Awesome in CO winter conditions with great handling and traction in poor weather conditions (snow/ice). Glad I bought it and still having lots of fun exploring all the different ways to utilize its features, thanks Honda!




Da box

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I just recently had my 2003 Orange Element stolen! But rest assured, I won't be shopping around for a replacement. I'll be heading back to the same dealership to buy a new one once my insurance company settles my claim (or they find my vehicle!). This truck is a blast to drive and has easily been the best auto I’ve ever owned. The only problems I experienced in the first 5000 miles (just had my first oil change when the crooks took it!) were some deep scratches caused by loading some heavy equipment in the back. I also hung an air freshener from the gear shifter that “rubbed” off some of the cool gray finish.




Chrisb's element

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

The Element has been a joy to own. It is incredibly easy to drive, very usefull, and you don't have to be 18 to own one. (I'm 41) Wish it had some more punch and a little better fuel economy. Very hard to find an EX AWD with a manual; however, mileage is virtually identical with either transmission.




The honda e

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I'm a weekend DJ who used to have a mid- size van to lug equipment around. Gas prices were starting to empty my pocket fast,I needed something smaller but everything I looked at that was smaller could'nt even hold enough equipment for a small wedding! I found the Element online one day and I knew that if it was big enough inside, I'd end up buying one. I'm 44 and this is the first car that I can say I love. It has everything I need.



Full 2003 Honda Element Review

What's New for 2003

The 2003 Honda Element is a completely new vehicle for Honda. It's also the most adventurous Honda vehicle in quite a long time. Its blend of features, such as barn-style doors and waterproof seats, make it a good choice for those with active lifestyles.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 19
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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