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Honda Stream
ManufacturerHonda
Production2000 – present
Predecessornone
Successornone
ClassCompact MPV
Body style(s)5-door minivan
RelatedHonda Civic

The Honda Stream is a compact MPV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda since 2000. For Japan it gets gasoline direct injection 1.7 L and 2.0 L engines with improved fuel efficiency. It was facelifted in January 2004.

Its shape is a mix of a compact MPV and a station wagon; its height (1.55 m) makes it hard to classify it precisely. Handling characteristics are more like a "hot"-hatchback than any other comparable compact MPV.

A second generation 2007 model has been officially presented on the 13th July 2006.

First generation (2000-2007)

Honda Stream 1st generation
2001-2004 Honda Stream
ManufacturerHonda
Production2000 - 2007
ClassCompact MPV
Body style(s)5-door minivan
Wheelbase2.72 m (107.1 in)
Length4.55 m (179.1 in)
Width1.695 m (66.7 in)
Height1.59 m (62.6 in)
RelatedHonda Civic

The 1st generation Honda Stream was a response to the sale success of the contemporaries like Mazda Premacy which released earlier. It was largely based on the Civic, with the same flat chassis but added 100mm in length to accommodate the third row of seats. Honda described it as a sporty 7-seater.

The Honda Stream was available with a 1.7l D17 engine and a 2.0l K20, equipped with a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential mode respectively. A manual version was also offered in the UK.

Second generation (2007-2009)

Honda Stream 2nd generation (RN6 / 8)
Honda Stream (second generation) (front), Singapore.jpg
ManufacturerHonda
Production2007 – 2009
ClassCompact MPV
Body style(s)5-door minivan
Wheelbase2.74 m (107.1 in)
Length4.575 m (179.1 in)
Width1.695 m (66.7 in)
Height1.57 m (62.6 in)
RelatedHonda Civic

The new Honda Stream (body codes: RN6/RN8) is offered internationally in two specification levels. The lower-end spec will feature the R18A 1.8 liter SOHC i-VTEC (2-stage) engine with a 5-speed automatic gearbox (and a 5-speed manual transmission in some countries). The higher-end spec called the Stream RS-Z will feature the R20A 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC (3-stage) engine equipped with a CVT transmission and 7 speeds paddle shift function (tiptronic). The RS-Z model also comes with firmer damping shock absorbers with anti-roll/sway bar for the rear setup.

Third generation (2009- )

Honda Stream 3rd generation
ManufacturerHonda
Production2009 –
ClassCompact MPV
Body style(s)5-door minivan
Wheelbase2.74 m (107.1 in)
Length4.575 m (179.1 in)
Width1.695 m (66.7 in)
Height1.57 m (62.6 in)
RelatedHonda Civic

Honda has announced that three hybrid cars will be available in 2009. There is speculation that one of these will be the third generation Stream, available as a hybrid in late 2009. There are rumors that Honda will introduce the next-generation Stream in the U.S.

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