For the auto enthusiasts who desire more fuel efficiency and crisp maneuverability, the rugged off-road-oriented 2018 Honda Element does look like an adequate bet. With an aim to fit the needs of urban commuters, the Honda has come up with a larger model of their entire SUV lineup and with the word circulating, they are labeling it as 2018 Honda Element.
2018 Honda Element – Fresh New Look
When it comes to its outer appearance, the automakers will most likely retain the same concept except for its hood and grille. The front fascia will have a trapezoidal grille with chrome finishes.
The large square-shaped headlights with daytime running LED incorporations will come as standard. Its new Xenon fog lights will replace the old ones. Down-below, its bumper could see an increase in size presenting a vigorous pretense to this new 2018 Honda Element. This frontal bumper also comes with increased air vents.
As far as its construction goes, the 2018 Element will make use of CR-V platform. The frontal façade will comprise of plastic covering and the frame will make use of aluminum. Its wheel arches will comprise of plastic cladding and fresh 17 inch wheels hosting all-terrain tires. As an overall, this new-gen SUV will have come with a box-shaped design somewhat similar to its predecessors.
The interior of Honda Element 2018 will come with a bit more space. Ample head and leg space are expected from this highly spacious cabin. The seats will have premium leather upholstery and the driver seat in specific will integrate features like heating and power reclining.
Its steering wheels will get heated leather coating as standard. The dashboard design will be simple in design and will be embellished with carbon fiber trims. The central control will comprise of an updated infotainment system syncing with a premium surround sound system.
Technology and safety features will also be present in plenty. Its technological specs will include:
- Ambient LED lighting
- 3 Zone climate control
- Voice commands
- Keyless Entry and Start
- Smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Siri EyesFree)
Safety specs include:
- Parking sensors
- Cruise control
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Traction control
- Seat-belt occupancy sensor
- Driver seat warning
- Electronic Stability Control
- Side Impact beams
- Auto Diming headlights
2018 Honda Element – V-TEC Engine
This new model will comprise of a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder V-TEC. The speculated outputs figures will measure around 150 HP and 161 lb-ft torque. Though confirmation is still inconclusive, there are rumors of a 6-speed automatic transmission coming as standard and a manual variant gearbox as optional. Similarly, the customers should get options of both AWD and 2WD.
As far as its EPA ratings goes- the official figures are most probably to stay around 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on freeways and 24 mpg combined (these figures will alter with drive-type accordingly). The rate of acceleration will see improvements and its 0-60 mph hurl will come in around 7 secs or less.
2018 Honda Element – Price Expected, Release Date and Competitors
The price of this 2018 Honda Element will likely be around $18,000 for base trims and higher trims will have a price tag of around $ 25,000. Dealership expectancy is speculated to be the last part of 2017 or early 2018. This new gen model will likely face competition from Nissan Xterra and Toyota FJ Cruiser.