What is the best year for a used Honda Element?
The Honda Element has such a vibe—I can’t believe it was discontinued! I think I’m going to buy one. What’s the best year for a used Honda Element?
Melanie Johnson · Answered on Jan 04, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We agree! Such a vibe. The best year for a used Honda Element will ultimately depend on your driving priorities and lifestyle, but here are some popular model years to check out:
- 2005 Honda Element: pros: smooth four-cylinder engine, balanced handling, waterproof and roomy interior, all-wheel drive model available if you can find one! cons: windshield issues were reported in some 2005 models
- 2006 Honda Element: pros: very similar to the 2005 model, also available in all-wheel drive; cons: less powerful engine than the 2005, windshield issues were reported in some 2006 models
- 2009 Honda Element: pros: roomy cabin, rear seats can be removed, smooth handling, four-wheel drive model available if you can find one! cons: lackluster fuel economy
Before you begin your search, make sure you know [what to look for when buying a used car] (https://getjerry.com/car-insurance/what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-used-car)—don’t just pick the first Element you find! Take note of the car’s total mileage, the interior and exterior condition, as well as any other options you may want in your Element’s model year. Good luck to you!
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