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2007 Honda Element

Small SUV
  • Moderate overlap front
    G
  • Side
    G
  • Roof strength
    G
  • Head restraints & seats
    G
2003 Honda Element shown
2003 Honda Element shown
1
Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2007 models)
2
Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2007 models)
3
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional in 2003-06 models)
4
Electronic stability control (beginning with 2007 models)
5
Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2003-05 models)
Model yearFront small overlapFront moderate overlapSideRoof strengthHead restraints & seats
2011
G
G
G
G
2010
G
G
G
G
2009
G
G
G
G
2008
G
G
G
G
2007
G
G
G
G
2006
G
P
G
P
2005
G
P
G
P
2004
G
P
G
P
2003
G
P
G
P

Applies to 2003-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

The Honda Element was introduced in the 2003 model year.

Injury measures

Measure taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the door hit was low.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the head hit the front edge of the rear door.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2003 Honda Element EX 4wd
Weight 3,494 lbs.
Side airbagsnone
Wheelbase101 in.
Length169 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings21 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCEF0304
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm)4
Left (cm)6
Center (cm)7
Right (cm)5
Brake pedal (cm)6
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm)0
Right (cm)1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm)5
Rearward (cm)3
A-pillar rearward movement (cm)1

Driver injury measures

Test IDCEF0304
Head
HIC-15167
Peak gs at hard contact31
Neck
Tension (kN)1.7
Extension bending moment (Nm)23
Maximum Nij 0.33
Chest maximum compression (mm)32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN)2.8
Femur force - right (kN)1.2
Knee displacement - left (mm)0
Knee displacement - right (mm)0
Maximum tibia index - left0.56
Maximum tibia index - right0.42
Tibia axial force - left (kN)1.3
Tibia axial force - right (kN)2.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left65
Right62

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
A
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Side crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

The Honda Element was introduced in the 2003 model year. Beginning with 2007 models, the Element was equipped with standard side curtain airbags to protect the heads of front and rear occupants, and the optional front-seat mounted torso airbags offered in earlier models became standard.

Injury measures

Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.

Head protection

Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle2008 Honda Element LX 4wd
Weight 3,633 lbs.
Side airbagsstandard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase101 in.
Length169 in.
Width72 in.
Engine2.4 L 4-cylinder
EPA ratings19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test IDCES0734
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm)
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.
-10.0

Driver injury measures

Test IDCES0734
Head HIC-15218
Neck
Tension (kN)1.1
Compression (kN)0.1
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)34
Lateral force (kN)2.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)38
Average deflection (mm)31
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)4.20
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.88
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)1.8
Acetabulum force (kN)2.6
Combined force (kN)4.3
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.4
L-M moment (Nm)96
A-P moment (Nm) 21

Passenger injury measures

Test IDCES0734
Head HIC-15491
Neck
Tension (kN)0.0
Compression (kN)1.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm)26
Lateral force (kN)1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm)20
Average deflection (mm)15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s)3.05
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s)0.20
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN)0.6
Acetabulum force (kN)3.5
Combined force (kN)3.8
Left femur
L-M force (kN)0.1
L-M moment (Nm)132
A-P moment (Nm) 17

Applies to 2003-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight3,633 lbs
Peak force15,642 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio4.31
Tested vehicle
2008 Honda Element LX 4-door 2wd
Roof strength test ratings can be compared across vehicle categories.

How this test is conducted

Applies to 2007-11 models

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G
Important: Ratings for head restraints & seats should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

Seat type

Manual cloth seats

How this test is conducted

Seat typeManual cloth seats
Geometry
Backset (mm)46
Distance below top of head (mm)48
Seat design parameters
Pass/failPass
Max T1 acceleration (g)13.7
Head contact time (ms)50
Force ratingLow
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N)8
Max neck tension (N)740

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