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2004 Honda Element SUV

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Honda Element Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.4 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 160 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Honda Element

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

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Impressively versatile interior, optional all-wheel drive, smooth four-cylinder engine, styled as if out of a Japanese animation movie.

  • Cons

    Only seats four, clamshell doors hinder entry/exit for rear-seat passengers.

  • What's New for 2004

    The 2004 Honda Element lineup gets an LX model to slot between the existing DX and EX models. New equipment on EX models includes keyless entry, a passenger-seat armrest as standard, and bungee-cord fasteners on the driver-side front and rear seat backs.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Turned my opinion of it

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element DX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

When I first saw this car, I was repulsed. A front-wheel-drive SUV? What were they thinking? But my wife has one, and I was wrong about it in every way. It's stylish, comfortable, versatile, and has more "giddyup" than one would think.




I will always love you

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

'04 EX was my first SUV, first Honda. I hated the seat discomfort, the cheap-feeling floors, scratches in interior plastic, exterior plastic, worn bushings, rear differential, some other minor things and annoyances. That's until i bought 2014 CRV LX. I love my Element now!!! I miss it and i want it back!!! My second honda is my last, that's for sure.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I loved this suv

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element DX Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I had this SUV for 5yrs, they only thing that I didn't like was the comfort of the seats and that the vehicle rode rough.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2004 honda element 225,00.00 miles

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Hi I drive 30,000 miles a year in the Boston areaI I have just changed my roaters @ 200,00.00 miles best car ever owned- Up to 100,00 just oil change tires etc nothing major a great work horse-- honda please bring back the element its a great work vehicle



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Loved my element

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element EX AWD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

I owned a 2004 Honda Element for 6 years and recently traded it in ONLY to get a car that got better gas mileage since we moved to the country and needed a gas miser. It had 78,000 mile on it when I traded it, and I have to say that I just loved that vehicle and I am so sorry I ever traded it. I never had a car with that many miles on it so I was worried that it would start requiring expensive repairs so I traded it and now I am so sorry. I LOVED THAT HONDA and it was perfect in the snow and drove well. It was so dependable and I only replaced brakes and battery and tires in the car the whole time I had it. I cannot say enough good about this vehicle. Should have kept it!! A+ rating



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Best little car ever

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Vehicle: 2004 Honda Element EX Fwd 4dr SUV w/Side Airbags (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

i have had my element for 8 years i have 173,000 miles on it and have had NO major repairs!!! Only normal wear and tear repairs,tires ,battery, starter and misc. It has been the best little car so handy and practical , i haul alot even my grass clippings and leaves, its a work horse !! I will hope to get 300,000 miles out of it ,im gonna try.



Full 2004 Honda Element Review

What's New for 2004

The 2004 Honda Element lineup gets an LX model to slot between the existing DX and EX models. New equipment on EX models includes keyless entry, a passenger-seat armrest as standard, and bungee-cord fasteners on the driver-side front and rear seat backs.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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