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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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.




I simply love the reliability

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

I love to drive it It's extremely easy to maintain It has very low cost to maintain Brakes are great It's tow-able (behind an RV) and I've towed it quite a bit with not even the slightest issue I don't think I mentioned reliable - it is! EXTREME head clearance easy to add towing package with lights (simply plug in for trailer lights)




Fun car

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

This is a FUN, Safe, vehicle !!! So far we love this car and we are considering getting another one so we dont have to fight over who will use it, there is plenty of zip, easy to part, turns on a dime !!!




You have to drive it

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

I am a 58 year Commercial Real Estate Broker. If you are looking for a car that is fun to drive, utilitarian and is out of the main stream, this car is for you. It handles really well for it has a real substantial feel. There are people who think that it is ugly but that's there problem. The bottom line is this is one funky ride.




Love this quirky thang

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

yes it may look odd, but the functionality blows away all others I considered.




Love my element

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

Just what I wanted. A small SUV like tote that I can get a lot of stuff in if need be. And it even fits my golf clubs in the back if they are laid caddy corner. And when I wanted to buy 4 packaged of 4 cubic ft each of peat moss I just flipped up a seat and it all fit. Rides like a larger vehicle but easy to park. Also looked at RAV 4 but it is not as flexible in being able to tote things (back seats just flip down) and it rode rougher.



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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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Talk About The 2004 Element

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tmeidi
tmeidi
11-04-2006
I have a 2004 Honda Element EX AWD and love it. I'd like to purchase a small trailer for it to separately transport a small 11-foot sailboat, a John Deere lawn tractor, or lumber, drywall, etc. My que...


cybersu
cybersu
06-03-2007
I have a 2004 Honda Element and recently purchased one of those little "floaty" car compasses that has a suction cup to stick on your dashboard. When I take the compass more than, say, 20 f...


mud1070
mud1070
03-01-2012
2004 Element AWD A/T 138000mi. Regular maintenance, plus recommended services....



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