Car Trend reviews the Honda 2019 Element where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety. Additional new features for the Honda 2019 Element include a heated steering wheel, and optional heated and power operated front seats on lower-trim models with cloth upholstery. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. In addition to the gas-only model, the Honda 2019 Element is also available as a hybrid with all-wheel drive as standard.
- Many trims to choose from
- Fuel efficient hybrid variant
- An 8.4-inch infotainment screen on most trims
YOU WON’T LIKE
- Choppy ride in SE trim
- Subpar interior fit and finish
- The V-6 engine could use more power
In a 2017 comparison test that included the Ford and Jeep, the Honda 2019 Element placed fifth. Handling also proved to be another Honda 2019 Element weak spot and we found the steering to be numb.
The Honda 2019 Element, on the other hand, is a better package, as we noted in a 2017 First Test, thanks to its smooth powertrain and well-calibrated brakes that smoothly transition between regenerative and mechanical braking. However, since it isn’t a plug-in hybrid, the Honda 2019 Element doesn’t have much EV mode range and can only travel around 0.5 miles on electricity.A rearview camera with rear parking sensors is now standard on all models.
The car is the only Honda 2019 Element trim level that can be had with a cool two-tone exterior color scheme. The ride itself was smooth, and road imperfections were barely felt.”