Our good friend has an Element that they have had since new and tow. It works for them as they have two dogs and it is easy for the dogs to get in and out and it is easy to clean due to the utilitarian nature of the vehicle.
That being said, I am 6' 5" and find it quite uncomfortable. We tow a CRV and find it a better fit for us. Quieter, more comfortable and a better ride.
The Element is a Honda, so it is a great toad, but I feel the CRV suits us better for our needs.
Joe in Seattle; winter: Motorcoach CC, Indio, CA
2015 Essex 4503
2010 Honda CRV toad