Thank you Honda for releasing the SC! The SC resolves the two main issues we had about the Element (unpainted surfaces and the rubber floor). Overall, we are very satisfied with our Element SC. For our needs, it is a complete package. The fact that you do not see one at every corner makes it stand out even more. Why drive a boring mini-SUV when you can get the complete package w/ the Element.
Plenty of interior room, rear legroom, low load height, fold up seats, decent performance for 3500 lb car w/ 4 cylinder engine. The 18" rims and sleek front end make for an attractive package. Honda reliablity!
I wish Honda would offer the SC with a 4WD option. Naturally, with such a heavy vehicle gas mileage is not as great as it could be w/ Honda's iVTEC engine. The reduced ride height gives the SC a stiffer ride than other Elements. The tribal print seat fabric is kind of corny.