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Honda Element Pricing Starts at $16,100

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"Loaded" 2003 Honda Element

TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2002; Honda's all-new and highly anticipated Element light duty truck goes on sale Dec. 19, 2002, with manufacturer suggested retail prices starting at just $16,100 for the entry-level Element DX front-wheel drive model, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today.<p>Element's innovative and versatile design, targeted for active, young male buyers, is capturing the imaginations of a wide range of consumers. The Element combines the best features of a pickup truck, SUV and van. Innovative features on all models include center opening side cargo doors, a flat floor with dirt and water-resistant urethane coating, and highly versatile seating that can be folded flat, to the sides, or removed entirely.<p>"A key to the Element's wide appeal is its versatility and functionality," said Tom Elliott, executive vice president of American Honda. "Element also offers a versatile lineup of models for buyers to choose from. The DX model allows the buyer to configure the vehicle to their personal taste, while EX versions come fully equipped."<p>Element will be available in DX and EX trim levels with either front-wheel drive or Real Time 4WD. Both models will be available with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. A 2.4-liter, 160-horsepower 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC "intelligent" variable valve control will power all models.<p>The front-wheel drive Element DX with a 5-speed manual transmission has a MSRP of $16,100. With a 4-speed automatic, it will be priced at $16,900. The Element DX equipped with Real Time 4WD and automatic transmission will have a MSRP of $18,300. Features found on Element DX models include: <ul><li>Power front windows with driver auto down/up feature,<li>Tilt steering wheel,<li>Power door locks,<li>Dual-stage front airbags,<li>P215/70R16 99(S) tires,<li>16-inch styled steel wheels,<li>Driver's seat with manual height adjustment,<li>Multi-adjustable seating (more than 65 positions),<li>Patented waterproof seat fabric for front seats,<li>Urethane-coated flat utility floor for durability and easy cleaning,<li>Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) for child safety seats,<li>Three point seat belts at all seating positions,<li>Front 12-volt accessory outlet.</ul><p>The fully loaded EX models start at $18,650 for a front-wheel drive version when equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, $19,450 with an automatic. The EX version with Real Time 4WD will be priced at $20,850. EX models add: <ul><li>Air conditioning,<li>Anti-lock brakes with electronic brake control,<li>16 inch alloy wheels with P215/70R16 99(S) tires,<li>Cruise control,<li>Power mirrors,<li>270-watt AM/FM/CD unit with 7-speakers including a subwoofer,<li>MP3/Digital auxiliary jack,<li>Driver armrest,<li>Front and rear seat waterproof fabric,<li>Rear accessory outlets.</ul><p>All Real Time 4WD models will be equipped with a removable rear skylight with tilt feature. A 5-speed manual transmission for 4WD models will be available in spring, 2003.<p>All Elements will have a $460 destination and handling charge, the same as other Honda models. <pre> 2003 Honda Element Prices and EPA

Suggested EPA Model Transmission Retail Price City/Hwy.

ELEMENT 2WD DX 5-Speed Manual $16,100 21/25 4-Speed Automatic $16,900 22/26

ELEMENT 2WD EX 5-Speed Manual $18,650 21/25 4-Speed Automatic $19,450 22/26

ELEMENT 4WD DX 4-Speed Automatic $18,300 21/24

ELEMENT 4WD EX 4-Speed Automatic $20,850 21/24

Destination and Handling Charge is $460 per vehicle