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2009 Element SC Specifications
Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder
Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 2354
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net, Rev 8/04) 166 @ 5800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) 161 @ 4000
Redline (rpm) 6500
Bore and Stroke (mm) 87 x 99
Compression Ratio 9.7: 1
Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC®
Multi-Point Fuel Injection Standard
Drive-by-Wire™ Throttle System Standard
Real Time™ 4WD 2WD
CARB Emissions Rating LEV-2
Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer Standard
100K +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups[1]  Standard
5-Speed Manual Transmission: Gear Ratios: 1st: 3.533, 2nd: 2.042, 3rd: 1.355, 4th: 1.028, 5th: 0.825, Reverse: 3.583, Final Drive: 4.765 Standard
5-Speed Automatic Transmission: Gear Ratios: 1st: 2.786, 2nd: 1.614, 3rd: 1.082, 4th: .773, 5th: .566, Reverse: 2.000, Final Drive: 4.500 Available
Unit-Body Construction Standard
Control-Link MacPherson Strut Front Suspension Standard
Compact Double Wishbone Rear Suspension Standard
Stabilizer Bar (mm., front/rear) 30.0 / 21.0
Variable Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering Standard
Steering Wheel Turns, Lock-to-Lock 2.98
Steering Ratio 15.3
Turning Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 36.9
Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in.) 11.1 / 11.1
Wheels 18" Alloy
All-Season Tires P225 / 55 R18 97H
Exterior Measurements
Wheelbase (in.) 101.4
Length (in.) 170.4
Height (in.) 69.5
Width (in.) 71.6
Track (in., front/rear) 62.1 / 62.3
Ground Clearance (in., unladen) 6.2
Approach/Departure Angles (degrees) 21.1 / 21.6
Curb Weight (lbs., 2WD AT) 3597 / 3603 (with Navigation)
Curb Weight (lbs., MT) 3523
Towing Capacity (lbs.)[2]  1500
Interior Measurements
Headroom (in., front/rear) 43.3 / 38.0
Legroom (in., front/rear) 41.0 / 39.1
Shoulder Room (in., front/rear) 57.1 / 52.2
Hiproom (in., front/rear) 55.0 / 47.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft., behind 2nd-row) 25.1
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.,maximum) 74.6
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 103.6
Seating Capacity 4
EPA Mileage Estimates[3] / Fuel
5-Speed Manual (2WD; City/Highway/Combined) 18 / 23 / 20
5-Speed Automatic (2WD; City/Highway/Combined) 20 / 25 / 22
Crankcase (qt.) 5.6
Coolant System (qt., MT/AT) 7.6 / 7.5
Fuel (gal.) 15.9
Required Fuel Regular Unleaded
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions Standard
Front 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System Standard
Dual-Stage, Dual-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS) Standard
Front Side Airbags with Passenger-Side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS) Standard
Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor Standard
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Standard
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control Standard
Brake Assist Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)[4]  Standard
Side-Impact Door Beams Standard
Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) Standard
Wave Key and Immobilizer System Standard
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Standard
Exterior Features
Wide-Opening Side Cargo Doors Standard
Variable Windshield Wipers Standard
Rear Window Wiper/Washer Standard
Roof-Mounted Antenna Standard
Remote Entry System Standard
Power Side Mirrors Standard
Body-Colored Bumpers Standard
Body-Colored Side Sills and Roof Moldings Standard
Green-Tinted Glass Standard
Rear Privacy Glass Standard
Clamshell Tailgate Standard
Alloy Wheels Standard
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights Standard
Chrome Exhaust Finisher Standard
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System Standard
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera[5]  Available (5AT only)
Power Front Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver's Window Standard
Rear Ventilation Windows Standard
Power Door and Tailgate Locks Standard
Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls Cruise/Audio
Steering Wheel-Mounted Navigation Controls with Navigation
Adjustable Steering Column Standard
Instrument Panel-Mounted Shifter Standard
Driver's and Front Passenger's Vanity Mirrors Standard
Sliding Sun Visor Extensions Standard
Overhead Storage Compartment Standard
Map Lights Standard
Dome Light Standard
Ambient Console Lighting with Navigation (Red)
Urethane-Coated Utility Floor Standard
Beverage Holders, Front and Rear Standard
12-Volt Power Outlet Front / Center Console / Rear
Door-Pocket Storage Bins, Rear with Bottle Holders Standard
Driver- and Passenger-Side Seatback Pockets Standard
Rear Window Defroster Standard
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts Standard
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4) Standard
Cargo Area Storage Bins Standard
Cargo Area Hooks (2) Standard
Cargo Area Light Standard
Floor Mats and Carpeted Floor (1st- and 2nd-row) Standard
Center Console Standard
Driver's Seat with Manual Height Adjustment Standard
Adjustable Head Restraints Standard
Driver and Passenger-Side Armrests Center Console
Removable, Flip-Up Rear Seats Standard
Fold-Flat-Capable Seating Standard
Audio Systems
270-Watt AM/FM/CD Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer Standard
MP3/Windows Media® Audio (WMA) Playback Capability[6]  Standard
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack Standard
USB Audio Interface[7]  with Navigation
XM® Radio[8]  Standard
CD Text Display Capability Standard
Backlit Gauges Copper
Tachometer Standard
Digital Odometer and Digital Trip Meters (2) Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)[4]  Standard
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)-On Indicator Standard
Maintenance Minder System Standard
Door-/Tailgate-Open Indicator Standard
Fuel and Coolant Temperature Indicators Standard
Low-Fuel Indicator Standard
Low-Oil-Pressure Indicator Standard
Exterior Temperature Gauge Standard
Passenger-Side Side Airbag-Off Indicator Standard
Fuel Cap Indicator Standard
[1]  Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. May vary with driving conditions. See your owner's manual for more details.
[2]  Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Consult your local Honda dealer for additional towing information.
[3]  Based on 2009 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[4]  For optimal tire wear and performance, tire pressure should be checked regularly with a gauge. Do not rely solely on the monitor system. See your local Honda dealer for details.
[5]  The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System is available on the Element EX automatic-transmission models in the United States, except Alaska. See your local Honda dealer for details.
[6]  Windows Media® is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
[7]  The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
[8]  XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions governed by SiriusXM Customer Agreement; see www.siriusxm.com. If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial, the plan you choose will automatically be renewed and you will be billed at then-current rates until you call XM at 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2011 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.