Honda Stream Prices in Kenya- Specs | Reviews | Buying guide

MPV vehicles are in a dozen in the market, among them is the Honda Stream. The car is one of the best, especially for family use. That is why we are going to cover this car in detail in this article. We will look at the prices of Honda stream for sale in Kenya, the full specifications of the vehicle and a buying guide for anyone who wants to purchase this vehicle.

Honda Stream

The car was introduced in the market in 2000, it was produced in two generations and its production was stopped in 2014. However, in the Kenyan market, the car is still popular because of its performance and its fuel efficiency. Honda stream mainly competes with Toyota wish, it’s however preferred because of its cost and better design.

Honda Stream Specifications

For Honda Stream to remain prominent in the market even though new models aren’t been released, there must be something unique about it. Let’s hence see what features it has to offer below.

1. Honda Stream exterior

The exterior of this car is attractive and more appealing compared to its competitors.

Honda Stream exterior

Here is what you get on the outside:

  • This is a 5 doors car (two front, two rear and a tailgate)
  • The ground clearance is 6.1 inches which is slightly below the required 6.5 inches on Kenyan roads
  • Most models of the car come with alloy rims
  • Higher grades are also fitted with foglights
  • The backside has long taillights that make it attractive, also, there are indicators on the side mirror
  • Honda stream also comes with a sunroof as a standard
  • Lastly, the car has a keyless entry

2. Honda Stream interior

The interior of this vehicle is spacious and comfortable. If you have a family of seven, then honda Stream should be in the line of your pick.

Honda stream interior

Here is a list of features to check for:

  • This car comes with 7/5/6 seats
  • The legroom and headroom are great even for tall people
  • Honda Stream boot is medium-sized, however, the seats of the third and second rows can be folded to give a very huge luggage carrying space
  • In the cabin, there are more storage spaces that can hold documents, smartphones, etc. They include cupholders, door panels storage spaces and seat jacket pockets
  • The Navigation system is another additional feature in Honda stream

3. Honda stream engine specs

Different models of the stream come with different specs, let’s see what they are here.

Honda Stream engine

Here are the engine specs:

  • You can choose between an engine capacity of either 2000cc or 1800cc
  • The fuel consumption of the 2000cc is about 13.2Km/l while that of 1800cc is around 12.2km/l
  • When it comes to acceleration, the 2000cc takes about 10.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h while the 1800cc takes about 11.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h
  • The car comes either as 2WD(two-wheel drive) or 4WD(for wheel drive) type
  • The engine is fitted with a 5-speed Automatic transmission gear or CVT(Continous Variable Transmission)
  • Honda Stream power ranges between 136hp to 156hp
  • Lastly,  the tank capacity is 55 Liters

Prices of Honda Stream for sale in Kenya

Just like we mentioned, the car’s production was stopped in 2014. This means that cars available in the market are either locally used or imported secondhand(mostly from Japan). You should however not worry, most of the cars are in good condition especially if the owner took good care of them.

Here are the average prices of Honda Stream for sale in different parts of the country including Kisumu, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Thika, Eldoret, etc

  • 2010 Model- Ksh 900,000
  • 2011 Model- Ksh 980,000
  • 2012 Model- Ksh 1.1M
  • 2013 Model- Ksh 1.3M
  • 2014 Model- Ksh 1.5M

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The above prices might however change depending on the condition of the vehicle and the seller. Even so, it is safe to say that with Ksh 1.0M and above, you will find a Honda Stream in good condition in Kenya.

Honda Stream buying guide in Kenya

To get the best, there are tips that you can use. First, you will need to have a clear budget, the planned budget should include all costs that are going to be incurred. This includes the purchase price and additional costs such as the insurance payment.

If you are looking to get a more fuel-efficient car, you should go for the Front Wheel Drive type(FF/2WD), this is because it consumes less fuel than the All-Wheel Drive type(AWD/4WD). FF means the power is being transmitted to the front wheels which in turn carry the vehicle, on the other hand, AWD means that all wheels are receiving power.

Below is a procedure you can follow when buying your car:

  • Have a list of Specs that you want for your Honda Stream
  • Decide whether you want a brand new one or a secondhand
  • Choose between importing and buying locally
  • Check for the prices of the model with your specs, if the price is high, choose what to forego. For example, you can forego some features to have a lower model or if you wanted a new one, go for a secondhand instead

Buying stage

When you have picked the car you want and already have the seller, there are things you should do before completing the purchase.

  • Involve a mechanic to do the inspection
  • Always check for the general condition of the vehicle even when it is new
  • Ensure that the car starts smoothly
  • The engine should not be noisy and the vibration should be less
  • Check for gear problems
  • Verify the documentation, the chassis number and engine number should be what is in the logbook
  • Be wary of cons and do not complete your deal online, pay after seeing the vehicle or meeting the dealer in their offices

Some problems that have been reported by Honda Stream users include body vibration when idle, engine noise, oil leakage and transmission warning lights. With proper service, however, the problems can be avoided.

Maintenance of Honda Stream in Kenya

The car has a low maintenance cost since most spare parts are easily available in the country, that being said, the body parts can be expensive. Here are some tips you can apply to get longer service from your Stream:

  • Read the Owner’s manual for detailed instructions on the use of the vehicle
  • Take the car for service every 5,000 to 10,000 kilometers
  • You can increase the ground clearance especially if you want to use the vehicle for cargo ferrying since cruising speed bumps might be a problem when loaded heavily
  • Makes sure to check for oil and coolant levels frequently and top up if low
  • Use recommended transmission fluid
  • Use clean fuel and replace worn out fuel filters
  • Drive carefully

There you have it, that’s an overview of Honda Stream, we hope that you found the article helpful. Cheers!!

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