Honda Stream

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Honda Stream
2006 Honda Stream 01.JPG
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2000 – present
Assembly Karawang, Indonesia (Honda Karawang Plant)(2000-2006)
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door minivan
Related Honda Civic
Predecessor Honda 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.

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
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2000–2006
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door minivan
Layout FWD
Related Honda Civic
Engine 1.7L D17
2.0L K20
Wheelbase 2720 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4550 mm (179.1 in)
Width 1695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1590 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
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2006 – present
Body and chassis
Class Compact MPV
Body style 5-door minivan & station wagon
Layout FWD
Related Honda Civic
Transmission 5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2740 mm (107.1 in)
Length 4575 mm (179.1 in)
Width 1695 mm (66.7 in)
Height 1570 mm (62.6 in)
Second generation Honda Stream (rear).

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.


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.

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
Engine R18A R18A R20A R20A
Japan models Years
X (7-passenger) 2006-2012 2006-2012 - -
G (7-passenger) - - 2006–2009 2006–2009
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 -


Model Type Power, torque at rpm
R18A 1,799 cc (1.8 L; 109.8 cu in) I4 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6300, 174 N·m (128 lb·ft) at 4300
R20A 1,997 cc (2.0 L; 121.9 cu in) I4 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6200, 190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 4200


Model Type
1.8L X (FWD & AWD), ZS, TS 5-speed automatic
1.8L RSZ (FWD & AWD), RST 5-speed automatic with paddle shift
2.0L Gi, ZS, TS CVT
2.0L RSZ (FWD), RST CVT with paddle shift
2.0L RSZ (AWD) 5-speed automatic with paddle shift

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