Some crossover fans find boxy vehicles very attractive and sophisticated. Some companies are famous of their SUVs, for example Hummer, Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Jeep Wrangler. Now, Honda is entering in this market with refreshed Element. However, it reminds us on mentioned crossovers, but 2017 Honda Element is multifunctional SUV, which cut in production lasts for 6 years. We will see if Japanese carmaker decided to invest in this and make it one of the most wanted models right from its launch, or this will be exploration of its capacity.
2017 Honda Element redesign
Although it reminds us on powerful crossovers, 2017 Honda Element belongs to compact category. Its main highlights from last model should be kept, which means we will again get practical vehicle with big cargo area and easy access to it from rear doors. Even this model is small crossover, it can take up to 6 passengers, which have enough room for their head and legs. Interior features and comfort are on decent level.
Outside, LED technology is used for lighting. We already mentioned its boxy look, which is somehow unique comparing to all other SUVs. Bold grille and sharp roof line will make this vehicle more aerodynamic. The 2017 Element uses 16-inch wheels.
2017 Honda Element engine
Last time, when Element crossover was launched in 2011, it was powered with 2.4-l four-cylinder engine. Engine was capable to deliver 166 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. This time we expect bigger unit, but not too much, and outputs won’t change radically. Front wheels are getting power by default. The all-wheel drive is optional. The 2017 Honda Element should be available in two trims, as its predecessor, LX and EX, with various elements to choose between them.
2017 Element features
We are sure that upcoming SUV is getting many functional systems, such as parking sensors and advanced locking system, which are standard on all new Honda vehicles. Traction and stability control, plenty of airbags and lane departure with traffic warnings are just some of the safety features which will be installed in 2017 Honda Element.
2017 Honda Element price
Price of the 2017 Honda Element varies from chosen model. We believe entry-level SUV is going to cost no more than $18,000. Finally, EX trim could go up to $20,000 with alloy-wheels and some other additional packages.