Ch-Ch-Changes: 2011 Honda Element

2011 Honda Element EX

For the 2011 model year, the Honda Element drops its youth-oriented SC trim that was added to the 2007 model. There’s no more navigation option on the EX trim, either. Besides that, the features are the same on the remaining trims, with no additional content.

According to Honda’s retail website, the Dog Friendly package added last year is still a $1,000 option. You can check out our video review of that package here

The Element is available in LX and EX trims. The LX comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and keyless entry. The EX adds seven speakers, including a 6.5-inch subwoofer, satellite radio, auxiliary input for MP3 players and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.

Both trims come with a 166-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a five-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 20/25 mpg city/highway for front-wheel drive and 19/24 mpg for all-wheel drive.

The 2011 Element starts at $20,825. All trims get a $300 price bump from the previous model year. The 2011 Element remains pretty much the same model that debuted in 2003, which makes it one of the older models currently on sale in the U.S. market. For complete pricing, continue reading below.

2011 Honda Element pricing (2010 pricing)

  • LX: $20,825 ($20,525) 
  • EX: $22,935 ($22,635) 
  • All-wheel-drive: $1,250 (no change) 
  • Dog Friendly Package: $1,000 (no change) 
  • Destination: $780 (no change)


By Colin Bird | October 25, 2010 | Comments (4)



Honda has still failed to add a telescopic-steering-column and a USB audio port to the Element.


Guess I will look elsewhere.

the orange honda element is the best looking in the lot

Rob Nelson

Do all hybrids have to have a streamlined design? I have been waiting for an Element Hybrid since the car was introduced.

Even if its boxy look hurt mileage potential, a hybrid Element that got 35-40 mpg would still be a good idea.

Anybody else out there agree?


Honda is old school GMing this product. They could at least do minor updates at previous poster suggested. It was always going to be a niche product but now it really need incenitives to move. I am sure there are more than enough used ones out there. Lets count the boxing asian competitors on market: Cube, Juke, and every CUV.

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