Honda Element Best Features for 2011
The Honda Element got the attention of many drivers, especially drivers on the go and consumers who needed a cool looking vehicle with some storage features and some fuel economy. The 2011 Honda Element is gear to please those drivers once more with features such as wide-open cargo doors, and a split clamshell tailgate, which is perfect to accommodate friends or a load of shopping. The side cargo doors open so wide that is perfect for loading and unloading without difficulty. Accused of being boxy, the 2011 is rectangular and less square. However, for drivers that loved the boxy shape this might be a letdown.
Another great feature for people who like to have fun is a center console with a removable cooler in the EX model. The versatility of the interior is one favorite feature as seats can go all the way down to accommodate long loads. The configuration allows for 64 different options when flipping, folding, or taking out the seats. The space configuration lets you fit two adult bikes in the back, among other things. This sport utility vehicle is perfect for camping as you can fold the seat to the sides or all the way to make a bed. The EX model also has an overhead console for more storage. The instrument panel is functional, and it has large easy to read gauges. The look of the instrument panel is very attractive and modern, with blue light to illuminate it. Designed for fun and adventure, the Honda element has (perhaps its best feature) a coated wipe down utility floor that is easy to clean, so owners do not have to worry about getting it dirty while having fun. The seat fabric is water resistant, perfect for pet lovers. It can take spills and it resists stains. The back seats offer theater style seating and plenty and ample legroom. It is also equipped with large size cup holders. It has a 12V power outlet in the back as well.
For animal lovers, there is a surprise – a pet friendly package that includes a car kennel, pet bed, kennel organizer, ramp, fan, water bowl that is spill-resistant, and other fun accessories geared to dog lovers. Other accessories makes the Honda Element user or adventure friendly – such as side steps, cargo net, roof rack, different sizes roof box, ski, bike, surfboard, snowboard, and/or kayak attachment, trailer hitch, and even a tailgate cabana, a tent, or additional tent poles to add more outside shade.
The interior offer great accessories as well such as cargo nets, a table leg kit, tailgate seatback, privacy curtain, cargo mats, cargo organizer, cargo tray, attachments, and much more. There is no shortage of utilitarian and fun accessories on both the EX and LX models.
For people who also want performance in a utility car the Honda Element offers a iV-TEC 16 valve with dual overhead cam engine, real time four wheel drive, and a sophisticated suspension system. It is also capable of 1500 pounds and has 166 horsepower.
For the driver that cares about the colors available, the Honda element comes in Tango Red Pearl, Polished Metal Metallic, Omni Blue Pearl, Cristal Black Pearl, Citrus Fire Metallic, and Alabaster Silver Metallic. Depending on the color you choose, the interior comes in Gray fabric or Titanium fabric.
The 2011 Honda Element starts at around $20,825 and goes up as you add more features.