2010 Honda Element Review

Not every car shopper is looking for a built-in dog kennel and other canine-friendly accoutrements in their next compact SUV. But for that small niche of dog owners who are, there's only one real option: Honda's Element with its new Dog Friendly Package.

A simple $995 add-on to the LX and EX (the sportier SC can't be equipped with it) transforms the Element into a dog taxi with no rival.

We last reviewed the Element in 2008, when it received its last significant update. You can read that review, which tackled the SC trim, here, or check out a comparison of the 2010 and 2009 models here.

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Overheating
● Park in a safe location. If you do not see steam under the hood, open the hood, and let the engine cool down. ...

Replacing the Flat Tire
Models with aluminum wheels 1. Remove the wheel nuts and flat tire. Do not over tighten the wheel nuts by applying extra torque using your foot or a pipe. Models with wheel cover 1. Remove t ...

Operation
When the sensors detect a moderate-tosevere side impact, the control unit signals the side airbag on the impact side to immediately inflate. ■ When a side airbag deploys with little or ...