Yes, but remember the level is likely to decrease as you use the vehicle. A bit may leak or get burned off in the normal operation process."do not fill above the upper mark; you could damage the engine" so I reasoned in the middle was the ideal spot.
What he said. I ran my 11 up the ramps for the super drain. Once you see the way the oil pan is formed you'll see why some oil remains during a normal oil change. Once done, the 5 quarts brought the level to midway between the two holes. Adding another 12fl oz places the oil level at the max mark.You can not get all the oil out when you change the oil on the Honda Element.. If the car is flat you will get out about 4.5qt. If you raise the front you can get out 5qt. I like to raise the passenger side with a jack to help get the oil out and to open the wheel well up a bit so I can reach over the tire and into the hole to remove the oil filter. Also if you use the oil deflector it will reduce the mess.