If Honda made a new Element with a hybrid power plant, I would be all over it. Amazing utility in that little truck. This Maverick is really close!I've been searching for a new car for two years, and I've always given up. I drove an '89 Toyota Pickup for 20 years, and then a Honda Element that my son totaled two years ago. I loved both, and would have gladly bought either one again. But mid-size pickups like the Tacoma are too big, with terrible gas mileage. And there's nothing like an Element on the market. I think that the Maverick is going to be just what I was looking for! I only wish that it came with a manual transmission, although I've ordered one anyway.