2008 Honda Element Specifications
2008 ELEMENT LX EX SC
ENGINE
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 2354 2354 2354
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 166@5800 166@5500 166@5500
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 161@4000 161@4000 161@4000
Redline (rpm) 6500 6500 6500
Bore and Stroke (mm) 87x99 87x99 87x99
Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.7:1 9.7:1
Valvetrain: 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC x x x
Fuel System: Multi-Point Fuel Injection x x x
Alternator 12V/105Ah 12V/105Ah 12V/105Ah
Battery 12V/45Ah 12V/45Ah 12V/45Ah
Emissions Rating: LEV-II-LEV/Federal Tier 2, Bin 5 x x
Ignition System: Electronic with Immobilizer x x x
100,000 Mile or More Tune-Up Internal x x x
100K+/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-ups*


*May vary with driving conditions. Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Exact mileage is determined by actual driving conditions. Please see your owner's manual for more details.
DRIVETRAIN
5-speed Manual Transmission x x x
Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.533, 2nd: 2.042, 3rd: 1.355, 4th: 1.028, 5th: 0.825, Reverse: 3.583, Final Drive: 4.765
5-speed Automatic Transmission (Available) x x x
Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.786, 2nd: 1.614, 3rd 1.082, 4th: 0.733, 5th: 0.566, Reverse: 2.000, Final Drive: 4.500
Real Time 4WD Available Available

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS
Body Type: Unit Body x x x
Control-Link MacPherson Strut Front Suspension x x x
Compact Double Wishbone Rear Suspension x x x
Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear) 30.0/21.0 30.0/21.0 30.0/25.0
Variable-Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion Steering x x x
Steering-Wheel Turns (lock-to-lock) 3.26 3.26 2.98
Steering Ratio 16.2 16.2 15.3
Turning Diameter, (curb-to-curb, ft.) 34.9 34.9 36.9
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.) 11.1x0.9/11.1x0.4 11.1x0.9/11.1x0.4 11.1x0.9/11.1x0.4
Vehicle Stability Assist ™ (VSA®) x x x
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD x x x
Brake Assist x x x
Wheels (in.) 16x6.5 Steel 16x6.5 Alloy 18x7 Alloy
Tires: Standard All-Season P215/70R16 P215/70R16 P225/55R18

CAPACITIES
Crankcase (qt.) 5.6 5.6 5.6
Coolant System (gal.) 1.9 1.9 1.9
Fuel (gal.) 15.9 15.9 15.9

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Headroom 2WD (in., front/rear) 43.3/38.0 43.3/38.0 43.3/38.0
Headroom 4WD (in., front/rear) 43.3/39.4 43.3/39.4
Legroom (in., front/rear) 41.0/39.1 41.0/39.1 41.0/39.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 57.1/52.2 57.1/52.2 57.1/52.2
Hip Room (in., front/rear) 55.0/47.6 55.0/47.6 55.0/47.6
Cargo Area Measurements (max. in., LxWxH) 66.7x38.7x46.0 66.7x38.7x46.0 66.7x38.7x46.0
Passenger Volume 2WD (cu. ft., front/front and rear) 58.6/103.6 58.6/103.6 58.6/103.6
Passenger Volume 4WD (cu. ft., front/front and rear) 58.6/105.4 58.6/105.4 -
Cargo Volume 2WD (cu. ft., rear seats down/up/removed) 25.1/70.1/74.6 25.1/70.1/74.6 25.1/70.1/74.6
Cargo Volume 4WD (cu. ft., rear seats down/up/removed) 26.0/72.7/77.1 26.0/72.7/77.1 -
Total Interior Volume 2WD (cu. ft., maximum, rear seats removed) 133.2 133.2 133.2
Total Interior Volume 4WD (cu. ft., maximum, rear seats removed) 135.7 135.7 -
Seating Capacity 4 4 4

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in.) 101.4 101.4 101.4
Length (in.) 169.3 170.3 170.8
Height (in.) 70.4 70.4 69.5
Width (in.) 71.5 71.5 71.5
Track (in., front/rear) 62.1/62.3 62.1/62.3 62.1/62.5
Ground Clearance (in.) 6.9 6.9 6.2
Curb Weight 2WD (lbs., MT.AT) 3433/3499 3456/3523 3529/3596
Curb Weight 4WD (lbs., MT.AT) 3567/3645 3580/3661 -
Weight Distribution 2WD (%, front/rear, MT) 57/43 57/43 57/43
Weight Distribution 4WD (%, front/rear, AT) 56/44 56/44 -
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 1500 1500 1500

EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES *
5-Speed Manual 2WD (City/Highway) 21/25 21/25 21/25
5-Speed Manual 4WD (City/Highway) 21/24 21/24 -
5-Speed Automatic 2WD (City/Highway) 22/27 22/27 22/27
5-Speed Automatic 4WD (City/Highway) 21/26 21/26 -
*Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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