What Is a Honda Element?

The Element is a bit of an aging design, and that shows in its somewhat-cheap-feeling interior, which isn't up to snuff with more modern Hondas. The boxy shape, though, is a utilitarian's dream. The fold-to-the-side rear seats allow for a truly flat floor that's great for weekend athletes' bikes or other gear, as is the plastic floor itself.

If you're camping, the front and rear seats fold down to form a makeshift bed.

It's this type of Transformers-like action that makes the Element an endearing car despite its somewhat anemic four-cylinder engine, which is less powerful and less efficient than the four-cylinder in the Honda CR-V. Comparable trims of the CR-V cost about $1,000 more than the Element.

You'd have to be someone who would take advantage of the Element's unique interior layout or smaller size — it's 10 inches shorter than the CR-V from bumper to bumper — to consider a purchase.

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    If any electrical devices are not working, turn the ignition switch to LOCK and check to see if any applicable fuse is blown. Fuse locations are shown on the fuse box cover. Locate the fuse ...

    Unlocking the Front Doors from the Inside
    Pull either front door inner handle to unlock and open it at the same time. ...

    Vanity Mirror
    To use the vanity mirror on the back of the sun visor, pull up the cover. Except LX model The vanity mirror lights come on when you pull up the cover. ...