The utilitarian 2011 Honda Element was the top-ranked model in the Compact Crossover/SUV segment in initial quality.
J.D. Power Awards
2011 Highest Quality Ratings
The 2011 J.D. Power Quality ratings and awards are based on feedback of verified car owners who have owned or leased their new car for 90 days. This rating focuses on problems experienced by verified owners and has been shown over the years to be an excellent predictor of long-term durability. Simply put, the fewer the problems, the higher the score.