At the end of November 2000, Honda Motor Company carried out a partial improvement of the Capa compact station wagon, which gained popularity among customers due to its compact body with a roomy interior and excellent driving performance. The car has an updated front grille, a change in the design of the front and rear bumpers, a new wheel design (caps or 14-inch aluminum wheels). Changes in equipment include various innovations that serve both to increase safety and to make the use of this practical car even more convenient. The engine remains the same - 1.5 liters, 98 hp
Changes in the interior of the Honda Capa after restyling include two types of center console trim - wood or metal. Improved texture and upholstery materials. The shape of the back of the front seats was revised, due to which the space for the knees of the rear passengers was increased. As an innovation, the rear seat sliding lever is adopted, which allows you to change its position directly from the trunk for more convenient loading (except for equipment B). There are also special mounts for a child seat type ISOFIX. The tuittel package with a specially selected package of options is now included in the lineup on an ongoing basis. In general, the Capa remains the same solid and comfortable compact car that combines the advantages of a station wagon and a minivan. In the database: air conditioning, rear wiper, central locking, electric mirrors and power windows. In more expensive trim levels, you can find a fully automatic air conditioning, a remote key, folding mirrors, a table built into the back of the passenger seat, a box under the seat, and driver's seat height adjustment.
The power unit for the Honda Capa 2000-2002 is still the 1.5-liter 16-valve inline “four” D15B SOHC with a timing belt drive and an injection system. Maximum power reaches 98 hp. (at 6300 rpm), and the maximum torque at a speed of 3500 reaches a value of 133 Nm. The car was offered in three main versions. Front-wheel drive models can be equipped with a variator or automatic. All-wheel drive - only a variator. The continuously variable transmission has D (Drive) mode for normal driving and S (Sports) mode for more active driving, you can quickly switch from one to another using the switch mounted on the steering wheel. Depending on the model, fuel consumption is 6.5-6.8 l / 100 km.
In the design of the chassis of the Honda Capa, MacPherson strut independent front suspension and semi-independent rear (torsion beam) are used, and De Dion's rear suspension is used for all-wheel drive models. Front and rear are anti-roll bars. The brake system includes the usual scheme in this class: ventilated discs in the front and drums in the rear. One of the advantages of the car is its minimum turning radius of 4.8 m. Steering - with power steering. The wheelbase here is only 2360 mm. The compact body dimensions (3775 x 1640 x 1650 - L x W x H, mm) are combined with seemingly modest interior dimensions (1750 x 1330 x 1240 mm), however, the distance between the front and rear passengers is 930 mm, which creates a convenient area for knees and leg room. In addition, the rear seat has a longitudinal adjustment of 250 mm, adjustable folding backs that fold in parts (50:50). You can also fold the backrest of the front passenger seat - either in order to carry long luggage, or use it as a table (option). The car has numerous storage spaces and hidden compartments in the floor.
Continuing the review, it is important to note that the Honda Capa is built according to the so-called “two-deck” scheme, where the upper “deck” is intended for passengers and provides large interior space and good visibility, while the lower, mechanical “deck” is responsible for the flat floor with minimal intrusion of functional parts into the interior, while providing increased safety for people sitting in the cabin. The manufacturer focuses on large headlights with several reflectors and large rear combination lights for better visibility. The Honda Capa 2000-2002 is already equipped as standard with two front airbags, an anti-lock braking system and a brake assist system, pretensioners and load limiters for the front seat belts (three-point belts are installed in front and rear). Owners praise the Honda Capa for its excellent visibility, economy, comfortable and roomy interior-transformer. You can not ignore the simple and reliable suspension, excellent driving characteristics of the machine, its briskness and quite acceptable dynamics. Disadvantages are usually called difficulties with spare parts, a short trunk and the fact that the rear seats are not laid out on a flat floor. Someone strictly approaches the assessment of external design and extremely high height. The car has low ground clearance, although it is slightly offset by a short base.