Used Honda Stream MPV 2001 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

2001 - 2005 review
Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
  • Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
  • Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
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What's the used Honda Stream estate like?

Early Streams had seven seats arranged in a two-three-two layout, but a face-lift in mid-2004 made it into a six-seater, with the bench in the middle row replaced by two individual chairs. In both versions, the middle seats slide back and forth so you can make the most of the available legroom.

With all the seats occupied there's not much luggage space. However, the two rearmost seats fold flat into the floor when not needed to leave a large and practical boot.

The Stream's engines need plenty of revs to give their best, becoming very noisy in the process. They're not coarse, though, and the cabin is quiet enough at motorway speeds, despite some wind and road noise.

Otherwise, the Stream drives very nicely. Thanks to stiff suspension, the body control is impressive over uneven surfaces and around corners. That does mean the low-speed ride is firm for an MPV but it's not uncomfortable, and the steering is sharp and accurate, making the Stream a surprisingly enjoyable drive.