HONDA STREAM REVIEW – A STYLISH FAMILY CAR – HONDA MALAYSIAHonda Stream is designed for that change in your life. And for the things that don’t change. Its 1.8-litre i-VTEC powerhouse, advanced drivability and sleek and low-slung styling appeal to the sporty side of you.
It is designed to accommodate 7 passengers in total comfort over short and long distances. The wheelbase has been lengthened by 20mm and the pedal layout gives more space between the second and third-row seats by 30mm, which permits more room to the third-row passengers. To round it off, the floor area has been leveled from corner to corner, lending itself to the highest comfort levels for city and highway cruising.
Yet the comfort, space and many safety considerations reassure the sensible side of you. The Honda Stream. A stylish family car, or a car for the stylish family. Whichever angle you look at it, from the aggressive front styling to the automatic sunroof, it accommodates the best of your future plans. The rest is entirely up to you.
The on-the-road price is RM 149,800 including insurance.
With its 1.8-litre 140PS i-VTEC engine, the Stream continues to deliver what generations of Honda drivers have come to know and love: exceptional fuel efficiency. Coupled with highly compact MacPherson Strut suspensions at the front and Honda’s renowned double wishbone suspensions at the rear, what you’ll have in your hands is an amazingly comfortable ride.
New i-VTEC engine
Honda Stream’s 1.8-litre 140PS i-VTEC engine is mated to a Drive-By-Wire (DBW) system to deliver the purest driving experience. At fast cruising, the Valve control is complimented by a DBW (Drive-By-Wire) system that provides optimum throttle valve control, which significantly reducing pumping losses. This allows greater energy efficiency and exceptional fuel economy.
5-speed automatic transmission
On the move, the engine’s DBW system brings out the true sporting character of the 5-speed automatic transmission, ensuring an instant surge of performance at the slightest touch. And the 5th gear has an overdrive characteristic for better fuel efficiency and quietness on the engine.
Optimum riding comfort is assured by highly compact MacPherson Strut suspensions with a new side cancellation spring at the front and Honda’s renowned double wishbone suspension system in the rear. Highly compliant dampers and upper arm bushings complete the set up of a suspension geometry that offers truly exceptional performance.
Strong, lightweight, expanded high-tensile steel, tailored blanks assimilated with fused steel plates of varying thickness and materials for more efficient strengthening. This gave an increase in rigidity and 10kg reduction in body weight over previous model.
The unmistakable shape of the Honda Stream is inspired by grand-touring coupes. An attractive architecture of smooth exterior lines and a spacious interior that reflects the sporty, dynamic and adventurous individual – and their families.
To achieve common characteristics with sports coupes, the overall height of the Honda Stream was lowered by 45mm. This lowers the centre of gravity, improving handling over corners and straight roads.
Honda Stream Interior
Honda Stream Dashboard