The first Honda Stream was launched by Honda Motor Company in 2001. It is a compact MPV offered with either a 1.7-L direct injection gasoline engine or 2.0-L direct injection gasoline engine. Both the engines are designed to maximize the fuel efficiency. The exterior of the Honda Stream seems to be a blend of station wagon and compact MPV. Honda Stream is 1.55 m in high that make it hard to classify. The handling features of the car are similar to the smaller hatchback.
First Generation (2001-2007)
Mazda Premacy was launched earlier and made huge sales and forced Honda to though of a vehicle that could compete with vehicles like Premacy. The Honda launched the Stream based on the Civic platform sharing same flat chassis, however, additional 100 mm length added to it so as to accommodate the third-row seating. It is referred to as a sporty 7-seater by Honda.
The first generation Stream was offered with a 1.7-L D17 engine and a 2.0-L K20, mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission with sequential mode respectively.
Second Generation (2007-Present)
Two specification levels are offered for the second generation Honda Stream that’s launched in July, 2006. The two specs levels include: a lower-end spec that features the R18A 1.8 liter SOHC i-VTEC (2-stage) engine with a 5-speed automatic gearbox (a 5-speed manual transmission in some countries) and a high-end spec also known as Stream RS-Z featuring the R20A 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC (3-stage) engine mated to a CVT transmission and 7 speeds paddle shift function (tiptronic). The RS-Z also features sturdier damping shock absorbers along with anti-roll/sway bar for the rear setup.