Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The i-VTEC (intelligent VTEC) 2.0 unit has very flat power delivery, which makes for an efficient and powerful petrol engine and the 1.7 VTEC is lively and refined, too. Stream always feels willing and flexible with strong acceleration. The lack of a diesel option may be off-putting to some buyers.

A sporty and agile MPV, the steering is light and direct with plenty of feel and handling is safe, grippy and responsive even when fully loaded. The ride strikes a balance between compliantly supple and firmly sporty.