Honda Element

June 2003
Consumer Reports;Jun2003, Vol. 68 Issue 6, p53
Product Review
Evaluates the Honda Element sport-utility vehicle. Positive aspects of the Element, including its braking, transmission, and cargo space; Negative aspects, including its ride, road noise, driving position, load capacity, and visibility; View that the vehicle may easily be overloaded; Finding that acceleration was only adequate in the vehicle; Problems with entry into the rear part of the vehicle, since front doors must be opened first; Safety accessories, including air bags and head restraints; Perception that the vehicle's reliability is better than average.


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