The SC version of the Element is supposed to be more urban than the LX and EX models. The interior has a carpeted floor and the whole vehicle is a little lower. Read full review
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The exterior of the Element is basically the same across all trim levels, with an ugly-duckling look suitable for people too cool to care. Read full review
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The Element gets power from a 2.4-liter four cylinder, which is adequate to move it around town adroitly. Read full review
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We like the high seating position of the Element, and the windows offer good all-around visibility. Read full review
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The rear half doors aren't very convenient, as the front doors need to open to let people into the back seats. Read full review
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The SC trim level is only available in two-wheel-drive, while the LX and EX can be had in all-wheel-drive. Read full review
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With the SC trim level, the Element gets some distinctive possibilities for exterior paint, including this color, called Root Beer Metallic. Read full review
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The rear of the Element opens up with clamshell gates, with the lower one serving as a loading surface. Read full review
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The rear seats fold and strap up to the sides of the car. Read full review
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The interior color scheme complements the exterior. Read full review
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This multi-function steering wheel is standard, with buttons for audio and cruise control. Read full review
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This shifter sits in a pod on the console, while the stereo uses fairly conventional controls. Read full review
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The stereo comes prepped for XM satellite radio. Read full review
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The disc player reads MP3 and WMA CDs, and displays track information. Read full review
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A simple auxiliary audio input is included in the dashboard, suitable for plugging in an iPod. Read full review
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