Opel Zafira 2001 vs Honda Stream 2001

Opel Zafira
2001 - 2003
Honda Stream
2001 - 2005
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 192 HP156 HP
Torque: 250 NM192 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.2 seconds9.4 seconds
Opel Zafira is more dynamic to drive.
Opel Zafira engine produces 36 HP more power than Honda Stream, whereas torque is 58 NM more than Honda Stream. Thanks to more power Opel Zafira reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 10.18.6
Real fuel consumption: 9.7 l/100km9.1 l/100km
The Honda Stream is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Opel Zafira consumes 1.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Stream, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Opel Zafira could require 225 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Opel Zafira consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda Stream.
Fuel tank capacity: 58 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 570 km in combined cycle630 km in combined cycle
730 km on highway780 km on highway
590 km with real consumption600 km with real consumption
Honda Stream gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km420'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Honda Stream engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 5 years11 years
Engine spread: Used also on Opel AstraInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda FR-V
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Honda Stream might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: yesno
The Opel Zafira engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.32 m4.57 m
Width: 1.74 m1.70 m
Height: 1.63 m1.59 m
Opel Zafira is 25 cm shorter than the Honda Stream, 4 cm wider, while the height of Opel Zafira is 4 cm higher.
Seats: 7 seats7 seats
Trunk capacity: 145 litres158 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: 145 litres158 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1700 litres1520 litres
In 7-seat version Honda Stream has more luggage space (by 13 litres). The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Opel Zafira (by 180 litres).
Turning diameter: 11.9 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Opel Zafira is 0.9 metres more than that of the Honda Stream, which means Opel Zafira can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`0652`030
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Average price (€): 10001200
Pros and Cons: Opel Zafira has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower price
Honda Stream has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher safety
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