Safety

The Honda Element is one of just four small SUVs to earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick Award for 2010. To get that rating, vehicles must score the top grade, Good, in front, side and rear crash tests, as well as a new roof-strength test.

The Element also includes standard stability control and seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger.

Element in the Market

It's safe to say that if you're hoping to win a ribbon at Westminster, you're the perfect person to buy this specialized Honda. For those who just occasionally tune in to dog shows on TV, however, this is likely overkill.

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    Exterior
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    Adjust the Head Restraints
    Adjust the driver’s head restraint so the center of the back of your head rests against the center of the restraint. Have passengers adjust their head restraints properly as well. Taller ...