Honda Element2003-11 models
MODERATE OVERLAP FRONT TEST
|Structure/safety cage||Injury measures||Restraints/dummy kinematics|
|Head/neck||Chest||Leg/foot, left||Leg/foot, right|
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
Good Acceptable Marginal Poor
The Honda Element was introduced in the 2003 model year.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the head hit the front edge of the rear door.
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.
Left to right:
- Action shot taken during the frontal offset crash test.
- The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.
- Intrusion into the driver's space was minimal, and all leg and foot injury measures were low.
- Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's knees and shins hit the steering column and knee bolster.
- Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 2007 models)
- Rollover sensor: designed to deploy the side curtain airbags in the event of an impending rollover (beginning with 2007 models)
- Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (optional in 2003-06 models)
- Electronic stability control (beginning with 2007 models)
- Antilock brakes (standard beginning with 2006 models, optional on 2003-05 models)
Tested vehicle specifications:
- 2003 Honda Element EX 4wd
- Class: Small SUV
- Weight: 3,494 lbs.
- Side airbags: none
- Wheelbase: 101 in.
- Length: 169 in.
- Width: 72 in.
- Engine: 2.4 L 4-cylinder
- EPA ratings: 21 mpg city | 24 mpg highway