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2011 Honda Element
EX
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2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD
MSRP
$43,420
Invoice
$39,678
Average Price Paid
$38,607
384 listings nationwide

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2011 Honda Element
EX
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Black Edition AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2011 Honda Element
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$10,757
11 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$42,755
29 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Honda Element
EX
Michael Perkins Preview:

The party is officially over for the Honda Element. The quirky crossover showed up in 2003 and apart from a slight refresh in 2009, remained unchanged throughout its model life. Rumors...

2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most unique offerings on the market. With one-of-a-kind features like speakers and a trunk/cooler right in the bed, a dual-action tailgate, and the la...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2011 Honda Element
EX
20
writes:
Like the hauling space
35
writes:
lots of room. great power.
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"better design"
Family Car Ranked 2011 Toyota RAV4 Base worse.
"more spacious"
10
writes:
Last year made, bought one with least amount of miles I could find. Identical to my previous 2007 model.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Honda Element EX AWD worse.
"Same"
Would Buy Ranked 2010 Honda Element EX AWD worse.
"1 year newer for exact same car"
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD
writes:
To small
80
writes:
I was in the market for a vehicle that is a comfortable, reliable, overall great buy to compliment my 2001 XJ ...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Toyota Tacoma Limited Double Cab 4WD better.
"I am extremely disappointed after reviewing and test driving the Tacoma. I felt the seats were too cramped for my 62 185 lb frame, there were some interior quality issues, and there were rear drum brakes (which I never accept! I upgraded the drums on my XJ as they are an inferior system that has no business being on a modern vehicle). The 6-speed auto was sluggish and non-responsive, and even test driving the 6-speed manual I was unimpressed, but I did love driving a manual again. I did love the tow capacity of the Taco (6800 for auto, 6400 for manual). The rear seat room was terrible, and its not something I would be able to road trip in comfort. There was the redesign in 2016, which changed the 4.0 liter to the 3.5 and changed a few engine dynamics, as well as the styling (which I love!) but the Tacoma needs a real major redesign. And the infotainment system (touch screen radio) is absolutely terrible like it was running on Andriod 2.0 or early software system from the early 2000s. The color and picture quality was rough, looked cheap, and was slow to respond. If I didnt already have a rock crawler I would consider buying one, but not as a daily commuter and light duty tower. Honestly your also overpaying for its price for the Toyota tax the same as paying the Jeep Tax. "
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Toyota Tacoma Limited Double Cab 4WD worse.
"I am officially buying this vehicle over the 2019 Tacoma as I was overall impressed. The seats are so comfortable and wrapped around me; the cockpit was well designed and made logical sense. I found the engine and transmission responsive, and all of the fun electronic toys were impressive. I didnt really have to drive the truck (I havent been calling it a truck, Ive been calling it a lifted Japanese AWD El Camino) as the Honda Sense suite literally accelerated, braked, and kept the vehicle driving between the lines. When the front seats were adjusted, there was plenty of room for me to sit in the rear. Every seat was comfy and I could easily sit in the Ridgeline for hours. The ability to tow light duty gear is nice, and with some modifications to my KLR650, I could also take my bike along for trips. I love the infotainment system, it was easy to use and the quality was crisp and clear. I am worried about fingerprints, but I found a screen protector on Amazon that would reduce the impact and make cleaning the screen easier. Also, the rear doors do not open as easy, but with modifying the door checkers with the same ones found in the front doors, the rear doors will open 5 more inches. The Ridgeline is a road trip champ, easy pick for a daily commuter, and will do light duty towing and hauling. Makes a great second vehicle as the BF has the F-150, and makes sense for our family. Our Husky will find the rear floors will have tons of space for trips over our F150 (that truck has a huge sub/amp combo on the floorboard, and I always felt she may be uncomfortable down there). "
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Very impressed with all the features, with the peppy v-6, the very comfortable cabin and ride. Safety driver a...

Specs

2011 Honda Element
EX
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
166 hp @ 5,800 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
161 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.7:1
11.5:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.43 in x 3.9 in
3.5 in x 3.66 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 36.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 25.1 cu ft 7.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,511 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 169.9 in 210 in
Width 71.6 in 78.6 in
Height 70.4 in 70.8 in
Wheelbase 101.4 in 125.2 in
Bed Length -- 64 in

Available Options

2011 Honda Element
EX
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Black Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl

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