The Honda Element is a compact crossover SUV manufactured by Honda and released in the United States, Canada and Japan in 2003. Although the Element is based on the CR-V, its dimensions are significantly different. The length is a foot (300 mm) shorter, the wheelbase has been trimmed 1.7 in (43 mm), the roofline is 7.8 in (198 mm) higher, the front track 1.7 in (43 mm) narrower, and the floor about an inch (25 mm) lower. This model was designed to slot below the CR-V, and compete against compact SUVs, such as the Ford Escape and Hyundai Tucson, and tall hatchbacks like the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Toyota Matrix.
Powering the Element is Honda's 2.4 L K24A4 i-VTEC four-cylinder engine that also sees duty in the Accord and CR-V. For the Element's purposes, it produces 156 hp (119 kW) at 5500 rpm and 160 ft·lbf (218 N·m) of torque at 4500 rpm.
The Element rides on a highly modified CR-V chassis, and because it has no visible B-pillars, it sports reinforced joints, strengthened lower side sills, larger cross members, enlarged rocker panels, and five bulkheads per side. The Element is available with front-wheel drive or Honda's optional Real Time™ four-wheel drive system. This is a hydraulically-actuated system that operates only when front wheel slippage occurs. It was discontinued in Japan with the 2006 model. The Element is currently built in East Liberty, Ohio. My 480th model and made by Bachovski Roman. #2000s #4_Cylinder #4WD #Automobile #boxy #Car #Compact #Crossover #Element #FF #Honda #Honda_Element #Japanese #MPV #Stock #SUV #Transportation #Truck #Vehicle