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How Far Does 2006 Element Go On E?

May 7, 2008 about Honda Element

I know from tech specs on the car, the element holds 15.9 gallons. Immediately when the light comes on one day, I decided to see how much I could fit in the tank. I managed to get 11.1 gallons in there before she couldn't take any more. That's 4.8 gallons left in the tank. At 24mpg on the highway on a road trip, that's another 115 miles left in the tank! That's enough to cross state lines if you think about it on empty! I'm not sure if this 11.1 is the same number in the 2004-2005 and the 2007 and up models, but thats what I can fit in. How about you?

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May 21, 2008 by ellie mae

This is an accurate story. I have a 2005 Element and when the empty light comes on I get to the nearest gas station. when I fill up I average approximately 11.5 gallons or so.

June 3, 2008 by JB

Same thing for me. I drive past the empty light many times, and so far, the most I have ever put in my tank is just over 13 gallons. I think the Elements have overly pessimistic empty gas tank lights.

July 6, 2008 by peter

I got in 15.33 gallons in my tank the other day, getting close to that 15.9 capacity, whew!!

December 30, 2015 by Nick Carangi

I drove my 2004 Honda Element 60 miles beyond the initial empty gas light and likely could have driven even further.

June 1, 2016 by dianeseattle

I have a 2003 Element & I've been clocking mileage. At 1/2 tank down, I have usually traveled 150 miles. But then it suddenly plummets to 1/6th of a tank (it's marked by sixths) & before I know it, I run to the gas station to fill it. But when I finish filling it, it usually only take about 12 to 13 gallons, meaning i have 3 to 4 gallons left in the tank when the light comes on. Really annoying, though I love my little car.

June 1, 2016 by dianeseattle

Forgot to mention: My gas mileage has varied widely, from about 12mpg to 22mpg, depending on city or highway driving. But I think the Element has a six-cylinder-sized body, putting a lot of stress on a four-cylinder engine. I bought it in January & have kept track of every tank. I wish I could get a handle on it. The best mileage I've gotten so far was traveling over mountain passes, averaging 70mph speed (the legal limit), really mashing the accelerator down to the floor. This should result in horrible mileage, but I get 22mpg when I make the trip.

January 20, 2017 by Jeff

I had a 2005 Honda Element EX AWD w/4speed auto and a 2008 ex AWD 5speed auto. They both have 15.9mpg. Worst gas mileage I got was 17-18 in both car average that's doing all city driving. The 05 I usually got 225-240 and the 08 I usually got 230-265 with 12gallons of gas which, is when the gas light would come on leaving exactly 3.9gallons of gas. I would almost always hit 95-110mph in the 08 bc it was quicker and felt smoother. The 05 I always hit 96-100 accasionaly going little over 105mph. People think I'm bragging which, isn't something to brag about. I worked st the airport and worked 10-16hr days. If u work 8hrs u still have to add 30min unpaid for lunch, park in the employee parking lot, wait for the bus, and then do the same thing on the way home which, always took longer bc no buses were running at 2am. I worked 10hr shifts with 2hr unpaid breaks for TSA which, is soul crushing u want to get home asap. It's a new federal agency that was transferred from on agency to another in the beginning, pay always screwed up, and the lost of job was always being talked about bc the politicians and public hated them so much. Many airports when private to so it's actually still a possibliity so this government job security wth great benefits wasn't true. 1% of your salary average highest three years without overtime up to 30yrs and even if you made it to director would only be $45yr for 30yrs but most TSA officers didn't even make $40/yr so $12k/yr minus $350-$1000 for health care or more depending where you live plus $1k-$10k in deductible plus another $100/month for dental there goes your pension. High injuries and they force I put on disability bc as Dol u get another job u lose your disability.

October 11, 2018 by 03_element

Geezuz Jeff.. We're talking about empty gas tanks drained by mileage, not empty souls drained from the workplace

September 24, 2020 by Kevin

Ha ha that’s pretty damn funny, I have to agree with you About Jeff. Time to start smoking some oil or something. Take some deep breath’s and enjoy the ride.

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