Here is a link
to a Google search of iRV2 posts with the phrase "Honda Element" in them.
I have seen some iRV2 user signatures that indicate people do tow Elements.
Honda made the Element from 2003 through 2011. We own a 2003 EX AWD (automatic), and have found it a remarkably versatile vehicle. Yes, it's interior is spartan, and perhaps noisy, but neither do you have to worry about spills, stains and scratches. We've carried both bikes and kayaks inside, with the hatch closed.
Our model year may be towed four-down. We would have put a braking system into it instead of the Honda Fit (getting much better ground clearance), but for the fact that our former coach was limited to towing 3,400 pounds and the Element is heavier than that.
We like our Element so much that it will be a sad day when we have to give it up.