$5,337 - $7,502
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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EX Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,337 - $7,502
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21-22 City / 24-26 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve i-VTEC I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Real-time 4-wheel drive
  • Direct ignition w/immobilizer
  • Control-link MacPherson strut front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Compact double wishbone rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P215/70SR16 all-season tires
  • 16" alloy wheels
  • Variable-assist pwr rack-and-pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • 15.9 gallon fuel tank
  • Chrome exhaust finisher

Exterior Features

  • Removable rear sunroof w/tilt
  • Composite body panels
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Heat-rejecting green-tinted glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear window wiper w/washer
  • Swing-wide side cargo doors
  • Clamshell tailgate

Interior Features

  • Reclining front bucket seats w/driver seat manual height adjustment
  • Front seat armrests
  • Removable 50/50 split rear seats w/flip-up feature
  • Adjustable headrests & flat folding seats at all seating positions
  • FXC waterproof seating surfaces
  • Urethane coated utility floor
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Instrument panel-mounted shifter
  • Instrument panel gauges-inc: tachometer, digital odometer, (2) digital trip meters, coolant temp
  • Indicator lights-inc: tailgate open, low fuel, low oil pressure, fuel cap
  • Pwr windows w/auto-up/down driver window
  • Pwr door/tailgate locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning w/micron air-filtration system
  • Rear seat heater ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player-inc: (7) speakers, subwoofer, 270-watt amp, mp3/digital media auxiliary jack
  • XM satellite radio
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • (3) front/(2) rear beverage holders
  • Front/rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Door pocket storage bins
  • Overhead storage compartment w/map lights
  • Sliding sunvisor extensions
  • Passenger visor vanity mirror
  • Dome light
  • Front passenger side seatback pocket
  • Front/rear driver side seatback bungee loops
  • Cargo area-inc: light, storage bins, (4) tie-downs, (2) hooks

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Dual-stage front airbags (SRS)
  • Front side-impact airbags-inc: occupant position detection system (OPDS)
  • Front 3-point seat belts w/adjustable anchors, automatic tensioning system
  • Rear 3-point seat belts
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Side-impact door beams

2005 Honda Element Owner Reviews

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Honda Element Best Vehicle for all ELEMENTS

2005 Honda Element EX

The Honda Element is the best mid size SUV I have ever owned and I've owned a variety. It has back seats that remove or hang from the sides, inside the vehicle. They actually hang from the ceiling up against the inside of the vehicle. It also has a dual opening back, with tailgate. It says its a 4 cyl but it has an overdrive button that makes it act like a 6 cyl. The doors open front and back as one so you could attach a tent for camping.

- Brooke C

Honda Elements need to come back!

2005 Honda Element EX

Honda in general makes vehicles that last a long time, and the element has been nothing but great for me for these 14 years. Nothing major has gone wrong, just normal wear and tear on it. The only thing I would add would be an armrest on the right of the driver's seat. Tons of room in the back and can easily lift the seats to have even more room for moving quite a lot.

- Dillyn E

Surprisingly Roomy, Reliable, and Comfortable

2005 Honda Element EX

Long lasting. It has almost 250K miles and still runs strong. A good solid car with excellent handling, amazing safety features and really easy to install upgrades on (I bought a new stereo and installed it myself). Comfortable in long drives and the extra space makes it easy to carry a lot of people and a lot of luggage on trips, which I take often for school.

- Meridian P

Best Small Outdoor Vehicle

2005 Honda Element EX

I really like this car. The seats are removable which makes it great for a young couple to travel. It gets decent gas mileage however, I do wish that it had a bigger gas tank. I believe it's around a 10 gallon tank maybe a little more but with all the room in it makes it perfect for camping but I have to fill up with gas so often.

- Andrew W

Honda Element a great first car

2005 Honda Element EX

The car is very reliable. I've never had any problems with it. The back opens up completely and can hold a lot of items. It doesn't get bad gas mileage and it drives great in the snow, steering and handling is good. It seats four people which is convenient for outings. It is also easy to clean.

- Zoe W

More cargo room inside than looks.

2005 Honda Element EX

My Honda element has a large cargo room especially if you fold up or completely take out the seats which comes in handy moving my daughter back and forth to college every year. It drives very easy and smoothly. I have not had any major mechanical issues, it has been very reliable.

- Laura B

It has fold flat seats and small turning circle

2005 Honda Element EX

This is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I have only had to do basic wear and tear maintenance. It has plenty of space AND GETS DECENT GAS MILEAGE.Only problems I have had are worn parts changing brakes and tires.It is a very versatile vehicle and has lots of room

- John T

My Honda Element and why I will never sell it.

2005 Honda Element EX

The Honda Element is a reliable car. It gets great gas mileage. I even drove it from Texas to California! It has a very spacious cabin. I can fit music gear and anything else I need to. I've not had any major issues with it since owning. It has over 100,000 miles.

- Thomas M

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