Used Honda Stream MPV 2001 - 2005 review

Category: MPV

Section: Our recommendations

2001 - 2005 review
Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
  • Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
  • Honda Stream MPV (01 - 05)
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Which used Honda Stream estate should I buy?

It's a pity that the Stream isn't available with a diesel engine, but there are two petrol engines to choose from - a 126bhp 1.7 and a 156bhp 2.0-litre. The 2.0-litre is the better option, with its extra oomph improving flexibility and refinement, and it's no surprise that Honda killed off the 1.7-litre unit in 2003.

Cars powered by this smaller engine are offered in two trims, with the cheaper S models getting air-con, electric windows and twin front and side airbags. Stepping up to the plusher SE brings alloy wheels, a sunroof and remote central locking.

These luxuries are standard with the 2.0-litre Stream, which is badged SE Sport, but curtain airbags aren't an option with any trim.

The other big choice to make is whether to go for an early car with seven seats or a face-lifted one with six. The later cars have slightly bolder exterior styling, including more intricate headlights.