2010 Honda Element  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#17 of 2010 SUVs

#34 of all 2010 vehicles


The Element, a mainstay of Honda's lineup since 2003, is a small SUV with seating up to 4. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Honda offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Honda Element is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Honda Element has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Honda Element has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0442% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0421%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0442% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0421% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Honda Element is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Honda Element is 5% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9424Chrysler PT CruiserKia SportageSuzuki Grand VitaraHonda CR-VHonda ElementHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanSubaru ForesterFord EscapeMercury MarinerMazda TributeMitsubishi OutlanderComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Honda Element with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 24 to 94. The 2010 Honda Element is safer than the 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser, the 2010 Kia Sportage, the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, the 2010 Ford Escape, the 2010 Subaru Forester, the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2010 Hyundai Tucson.

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