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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    Driver’s Seat Power Adjustments
    Except LX and EX See for important safety information and warnings about how to properly position the seats and seatbacks. The controls for the power adjustable driver’s seat are on the ou ...

    Beverage Holders
    Be careful when you are using the beverage holders. A spilled liquid that is very hot can scald you or your passengers. Liquid can also spill from the door pocket beverage holders when you o ...

    Airbag Care
    You do not need to, and should not, perform any maintenance on or replace any airbag system components yourself. However, you should have your vehicle inspected by a dealer in the following situat ...