Honda Stream

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Honda Stream
2006 Honda Stream 01.JPG
Body and chassis
ClassCompact MPV
Body style5-door station wagon
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Front engine, four-wheel-drive
RelatedHonda Civic
PredecessorHonda Orthia
SuccessorHonda Jade (Japan and Singapore)

The Honda Stream is a compact MPV manufactured by the Japanese automaker Honda since October 2000. The second generation model was officially presented on 13 July 2006.

First generation (RN1–5; 2000)[edit]

First generation (RN1/2/3/4/5)
Honda Stream (first generation) (front), Serdang.jpg
AssemblyJapan: Sayama, Saitama (Sayama Plant)
Indonesia: Karawang, West Java (HPM; 2003–2006)
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Civic (seventh generation)
Engine1.7L D17 VTEC I4
2.0L K20A i-VTEC I4
2.0L K20B i-VTEC I4
Transmission5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
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 27 October 2000. It was largely based on the Civic, with the same flat chassis but added 100 mm 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 K20A, 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 Stream Absolute debuted with DI 2.0 L K20B engines with improved fuel efficiency equipped with CVT. The K20B was first ultra-lean petrol engine using direct injection technology which was only offered in Japan. No other Honda vehicles were equipped direct injection technology until the Earth Dream engines were produced in 2011 be marketed in the United States.

The first generation Honda Stream received a facelift in September 2003.

Second generation (RN6–9; 2006)[edit]

Second generation (RN6/7/8/9)
2006 Honda Stream 1.8 wagon (2016-01-04) 01.jpg
AssemblyJapan: Sayama, Saitama (Sayama Plant)
Body and chassis
RelatedHonda Civic (eighth generation)
Transmission5-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase2,740 mm (107.9 in)
Length4,575 mm (180.1 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.[1]

From April 2012, only the RSZ model is available.

Honda stopped production of the Honda Stream in 2014 for the Japanese and Singaporean markets. It was still on sale in Malaysia until it was discontinued in that country in 2015. In Japan and Singapore however, it was replaced by the Honda Jade.


The Honda Stream was launched in November 2007, powered by a 1.8 L engine producing 140 PS (103 kW; 138 hp) at 6,300 rpm and 174 Nm of torque at 4,300 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.


Honda Stream RSZ model

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. Only 1 RST model was ever registered back in 2010.

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

In some countries, this variant of the Stream has only 2 rows of seats (6 seats). For the RST model, a combination of the removal of the third row seat (in some countries) 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 September 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) 2006-2014 2006-2014 2006-2014 2006-2014
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


  1. ^ "Honda Announces an All-New Stream". Archived from the original on 15 July 2006. Retrieved 16 July 2006.

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