Honda Stream

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Honda Stream
2006 Honda Stream 01.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Production2000 – present
AssemblyKarawang, Indonesia (Honda Karawang Plant)(2000-2006)
Sayama, Japan
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body styleStation wagon
RelatedHonda Civic
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Shuttle
 
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For the 3-wheeler of the same name, see Honda Gyro#Honda Stream.
Honda Stream
2006 Honda Stream 01.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Production2000 – present
AssemblyKarawang, Indonesia (Honda Karawang Plant)(2000-2006)
Sayama, Japan
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body styleStation wagon
RelatedHonda Civic
Chronology
PredecessorHonda Shuttle

The Honda Stream is a compact MPV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda since October 2000.

Its exterior design is a mix of compact MPV and SUV; and its height (less than 1.6 m) makes it hard to classify it precisely. Handling characteristics are more like a smaller hatchback than any other comparable compact MPV. Also the Honda Stream has a top speed of 127 miles per hour.

A second generation was officially presented on 13 July 2006.

Although it was partially exported in LHD markets, especially in Europe, Honda Stream is more successful in Japan and Singapore. It was never available in North America.

First generation (2000–2006)[edit]

Honda Stream 1st generation (RN1/2/3/4/5)
Honda Stream (first generation) (front), Serdang.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Production2000–2006
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body styleStation wagon
LayoutFWD
AWD
RelatedHonda Civic (7th gen.)
Powertrain
Engine1.7L D17 VTEC I4
2.0L K20 i-VTEC I4
Transmission5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,720 mm (107.1 in)
Length4,550 mm (179.1 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,590 mm (62.6 in)

The first generation Honda Stream (Body codes: RN1/2/3/4/5) went on sale in Japan on October 27, 2000. It was largely based on the Civic, with the same flat chassis but added 100mm in length to accommodate the third row of seats. In advertising and promotional brochures Honda describes it as a sporty 7-seater.

The first generation 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. For some export markets, a manual version was also offered.

In December 2003, Honda debuted a DI 2.0 L engines with improved fuel efficiency.

It was facelifted in January 2004.


Second generation (2006-present)[edit]

Honda Stream 2nd generation (RN6/7/8/9)
Honda Stream (second generation) (front), Singapore.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerHonda
Production2006 – present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body styleStation wagon
LayoutFWD
AWD
RelatedHonda Civic (8th gen.)
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4575 mm (179.1 in)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,540 mm (60.6 in)
Curb weight1,358 kg (2,994 lb)

The second generation Honda Stream (body codes: RN6/7/8/9) is offered internationally in two specification levels. The lower-end spec features 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 features the R20A 2.0 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine with variable length intake manifold, a CVT transmission and optional 7 speeds paddle shift function for FWD models; or a 5-speed automatic transmission that comes with AWD models. The RSZ model also comes with firmer damping shock absorbers with anti-roll/sway bar for the rear setup.

From April 2012, only the RSZ model is available.

Face-lifted Honda Stream (Japan) 
Second generation Honda Stream (rear) 
Honda Stream RSZ model 

Malaysia[edit]

The Honda Stream was launched in November 2007, powered by a 1.8 L engine producing 140 PS (103 kW) at 6300 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4300 rpm and is mated to a 5-speed automatic gearbox, with fourth and fifth being overdrive gears for better highway fuel economy. In February 2009, Honda launched the RSZ variant joining the normal Stream.

Singapore[edit]

In Singapore, the Honda Stream is available through the authorised distributor and parallel import. The parallel import Stream was launched slightly earlier than from the authorised distributor. It was available in the standard 1.8 model and also the higher spec RSZ model.

Stream RST (2009-2012) & TS (2010-2012)[edit]

This variant of the Stream has only 2 rows of seats (5 seats). For the RST model, a combination of the removal of the third row seat and adoption of light weight 17" alloy wheels reduces weight and improves handling and acceleration; the handling is further enhanced by suspension tuning and a tailgate spoiler is also added.

Stream ZS (2009-2012)[edit]

A ZS model available only in FWD was added in Sept 2009.

Body Style[edit]

Chassis codes(DBA-)RN6(DBA-)RN7(DBA-)RN8(DBA-)RN9
EngineR18AR18AR20AR20A
DriveFWDAWDFWDAWD
Japan modelsYears
X (7-passenger)2006-20122006-2012--
G (7-passenger)--2006–20092006–2009
Gi (7-passenger)--2009-2012-
ZS (7-passenger)2009-2012-2009-2012-
RSZ (7→6-passenger)2006-2006-2006-2006-
TS (5-passenger)2010-2012-2010-2012-
RST (5-passenger)2009-2012-2009-2012-

Engines[edit]

ModelTypePower, torque at rpm
R18A1,799 cc (1.8 L; 109.8 cu in) I4140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6300, 174 N·m (128 lb·ft) at 4300
R20A1,997 cc (2.0 L; 121.9 cu in) I4150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6200, 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 4200

Transmissions[edit]

ModelType
1.8L X (FWD & AWD), ZS, TS5-speed automatic
1.8L RSZ (FWD & AWD), RST5-speed automatic with paddle shift
2.0L Gi, ZS, TSCVT
2.0L RSZ (FWD), RSTCVT with paddle shift
2.0L RSZ (AWD)5-speed automatic with paddle shift


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