Honda Element for Sale in Nigeria
The Honda Element was born out of a concept vehicle called Model X by the Honda Motor Co R&D engineers, which was designed to be an activity-oriented vehicle combining features of a pickup truck and a sport utility vehicle. Production of the Honda Element began in 2003, and was discontinued in 2011, but is very much available for purchase in the Nigerian automobile market and Carmudi, Nigeria’s leading car site offers listing of various Honda Element of various models and trims.
The vehicle market in Nigeria offers all the following Honda Element editions;
- Honda Element LX
- Honda Element EX
- Honda Element LX 4WD
- Honda Element EX 4WD
What to know when buying Honda Element
Performance and Specifications of Honda Element
The Base model comes with the below specifications, but the Honda Element is available in 4 other trim levels, namely; DX, LX EX and the SC models which are all available in 2WD (Wheel drive) and 4WD. Majority of Honda Element vehicles found on the Nigerian market have the following technical specifications:
- The 2014 Honda Element is available in SUV styles four doors and five seater with a trunk for storage.
- It is available in 2 different cylinder volumes. The 2.3L inline four cylinder engine and the and 2.4L engine for more power and they are both in a 166 HP (Horse Power) 4 cylinder configuration.
- The Honda Element is available only in petrol versions.
- It has both a front engine front wheel drive and a four wheel drive version.
- The Honda Element is available in four speed or five speed manual and automatic transmission.
- On the average, the Honda Element gives an average of 20/25 MPG (Miles to the gallon).
Honda Element Fuel Consumption
According to the EPA figures, the Honda Element has an average fuel economy of up to 20 miles per gallon (mpg) on city routes and 25 mpg on highway routes. The different trim levels have fuel efficiency figures which vary based on engine consumption and how they are used. According to the research carried out by Carmudi Nigeria, find below an estimated miles per gallon consumption for different trim levels of the Honda Element.
- Honda Element LX - 20 / 25 MPG
- Honda Element EX - 20 / 25 MPG
- Honda Element LX 4WD - 19 / 24 MPG
- Honda Element EX 4WD - 19 / 24 MPG
How is the design of Honda Element
Honda Motor Co. started the production of this five door four seater crossover in 2002, and ended in 2011. The Body kit on the Honda Element has seen only two major changes, which was in the 2008 models, which saw improvements in its grill and body kit, giving it a bulkier outlook. With its spacious interior, the Honda Element’s steering offers positive feedback and the wide stance kept the vehicle stable even during aggressive/evasive manoeuvres. The entertainment system of the Honda Element offers entertainment and infotainment as the base model is equipped with Am/Fm stereo, CD compatible systems, with some of the trim levels providing GPS and Satellite radio and iPod compatible systems.
What are the standout features of Honda Element
The Honda Element is a solid blend of design appeal and reliability which appeals to a large audience of car shoppers. What makes this crossover stand out is the ease of access to the rear seats, with its unique four door system. It also provides ample space which is in huge demand for many Nigerians who have work and businesses which require them to carry a lot of cargo.
Nig Used and Tokunbo Honda Element in Nigeria
In regards the used vehicle market in Nigeria, buyers will look to purchase tokunbo Honda Element rather that the Nig used Honda Element even though they might be a little expensive in price. The major reason why buyers consider the tokunbo version over the Nigerian used version because of the overall vehicle condition which normally is in good shape that the locally used vehicles. The are a few dealerships and private sellers that offer both versions of used Honda Element vehicles in different cities in Nigeria such as;
What is the best Honda Accord year to buy?
The most sort after Honda Element model has to be the 2010 model, with the improved body kit and 5 speed automatic transmission. Another popular model is the 2008 Honda Element, which provides the same specifications as the 2010. The first generation Honda Element, preferably the 2004 model is the third most sort after Honda Element in Nigeria, because of its lower engine capacity and body kit.
Honda Element Price in Nigeria
The prices of the Honda Element in Nigeria fall within the price range of N1,000,000 – N5,000,000.
- Foreign Used (Tokunbo) Honda Element start at N1,000,000 and could cost as much as N2,500,000, depending on the year of manufacture, state of the vehicle and mileage reading.
- Nigerian used (Registered) Honda Element start at N2,000,000 and would usually not cost more than N5,000,000, depending on the year of manufacture, state of the vehicle an odometer readings.
Overall impression of Honda Element
With direct competition with the Mazda CX - 7, Subaru Forester and Kia Soul the Honda Element provides a lot of comfort and pleasure that should please most crossover, SUV and sedan lovers. Not a car designed for looks, it provides the basic services for drivers looking for a car with a lot of room to keep a dog, transport a bicycle or a lot luggage, if travelling to the country home. The reasons for the Honda Element is loved by a selected class is evident. It is a crossover with very good fuel efficiency yet very spacious, and this is not common in many Nigerian vehicles. We recommend the Honda Element to our readers.