Base MSRP: $18,980 - $23,575
The gray plastic body cladding was gone for the 2007 model year, making the Element less ugly, and the 2008 doesn't bring any new changes. It's an interesting ride nonetheless, with suicide doors on both sides and an interior that's supposed to be scratch, stain, and water resistant.
The SC adds some Scion flair with 18-inch wheels, a lower ride height, and an aero kit. If you're not straying into the wilderness, get the SC. It looks and plays the part of urban chic much better than the standard Element.(Honda)