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2008 honda element SUV Gas Mileage
2008 honda element EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 19 city MPG/24 highway MPG
2008 honda element SC 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/25 highway MPG
2008 honda element EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A), 5-speed automatic, regular unleaded 22 combined MPG 20 city MPG/25 highway MPG
used 2008 Honda Element SUV Overview
The used 2008 Honda Element SUV is offered in the following styles: EX 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 5A), SC 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A), and EX 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A). Pre-owned Element SUV models are available with a 2.4-liter gas engine, with output up to 166 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2008 Element SUV comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2008 Honda Element SUV?
Save up to $300 on one of 9 used 2008 Honda Elements for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $5988 as of Jan 16, 2018, based on data from 9 dealers and 22 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.9 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2008 Honda Element trim styles:
The used 2008 Honda Element LX is priced around $7751 with average odometer reading of 149194 miles.
The used 2008 Honda Element EX is priced around $9735 with average odometer reading of 114215 miles.
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What do people think of the 2008 Honda Element SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2008 Honda Element SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2008 Element SUV a 4.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2008 Element SUV.
Vehicle SC 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5A)
Review Very practical and useful car and at $22,500 (Had a Honda $1500 end of year discount and the dealer came down another $1600 or so), it's not too much cash. Yes, a BOX ON WHEELS. I always get looks from other ELEMENT Owners because I don't think many of them knew about the SC version. I didn't like the ones with the flat black fenders (LX) and the flat black bumpers (EX). The SC has no flat black body panels. I bought it new in late summer of 2008 and it was HARD to find an SC! There are 6 or 8 HONDA dealers within 20/25 miles of me and only 2 had SC's. And only ONE dealer had every color. The other dealer had ONE black and ONE blue one. That's it. I have 110k miles on the car and aside from a problem with the Throttle Position Sensor at about 80k, the car has been flawless. 110k miles and just that one repair (outside of the usual brakes, tires, battery) Seats are comfy, the doors open a full 90 degrees for easy loading and unloading, and with the rear seats removed there is quite a bit of room. THE AC is powerful as is the heater. The XM radio sounds great, especially with the 8 or whatever speakers this thing has and the sub-woofer up front. It's the newer 2.4 Liter engine used in the Accords and CR-V's with a TIMING CHAIN, not a BELT! That's a maintenance saver right there. Timing Chains rarely wear out. Just had new plugs put in at 103k miles and while driving out of Chicago on the Expressway, I just noted to myself that his car drives as good as it did when new. My original Honda tires lasted about 68k miles. My original brakes up front and on the rear last about 75k miles. I am still on the original discs with 110k miles but I suspect I'll need new discs in about 4 to 10 k miles and it may be time for brakes again. With the SC package and the wider, lower profile 18" tires it grabs the road good and corners well. Brakes could be a bit better. My last car was a 4800 lb SUV and it stopped better. The only drawbacks I see are the ride, the MPG, and the quality of plastic used inside. I have the SC, which has lower profile tires, stiffer springs, and is a bit lower to the ground than the other Elements. So, not sure if the other models (EX and LX) ride better but the SC has a jarring ride at times. Where I live (Northern IL) the roads are pretty crummy. Lots of trucks and snow and salt. The Element SC seems to go over the bigger holes good but some of the smaller dips in the road are really noticeable. My wife's 20 year old Civic with 20 years old shocks has a better ride on the roads with these little dips in them. I get about 23 MPG city and 26 on the highway. I am getting 1 MPG better or so than the sticker indicated but I would have figured a small engine like this would get a few more MPG. Second, the interior plastic scratches quite easily. I have hauled a few things and it does not take much to scratch/gouge the plastic inside. It only seats 4, which is sometimes a pain if my kid has more than 1 friend that needs to be brought someplace, that one has to sit in the front. But, on the bright side, the rear seats have plenty of room AND THEY RECLINE! My daughter loves reclining the seat a bit on long drives and relaxing. The Vehicle Stability control is a joke. The SC only comes Front Wheel drive so this may seem like a valuable feature but and I'm able to maneuver and drive better in the snow with the VSC OFF.
What options are available on the 2008 Honda Element SUV?
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Available Honda Element 2008 SUV Trims: EX, EX-P, SC, LX
Exterior Colors: Galapagos Green Metallic, Polished Metal Metallic, Nighthawk Black Pearl, Sunset Orange Pearl, Rallye Red, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Atomic Blue Metallic, Citrus Fire Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Galaxy Gray Metallic, Cargo Khaki, Fiji Blue Pearl, Kiwi Metallic, Magnesium Metallic, Omni Blue Pearl, Root Beer Metallic, Shoreline Mist Metallic, Tangerine Metallic, Tango Red Pearl