– No changes for 2010

Having undergone several changes for 2009, the Honda Element remains the same for 2010.

Based on the Honda Civic platform, the Element uses a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with five-speed automatic transmission. The base LX and sporty SC model are front-wheel drive, while the EX uses an all-wheel system.

Features on the LX include 16-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, tire pressure monitoring system, black door handles, front and rear splash guards, power mirrors, variable intermittent front and rear wipers, cargo area light, centre console, power locks with keyless remote, power windows with auto up/down driver’s window, rear privacy glass, cruise control, urethane-coated utility floor, removable rear flip-up seats, front-seat water-resistant fabric, fold-flat-capable seats, and CD stereo with four speakers.

The EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome exhaust finisher, centre console with removable cooler, front seatback pockets, driver’s seat bungee cord loops, exterior temperature display, vanity mirrors, map lights, overhead storage compartment, wheel-mounted audio controls, driver and front passenger armrests, front and rear water-resistant seat upholstery, and CD/MP3/WMA stereo with seven speakers, auxiliary input and XM satellite radio.

The SC adds 18-inch alloy wheels, body-colour grille, side sills, door handles and roof mouldings, and first- and second-row carpeted floor; it does not have the water-resistant upholstery.

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