In November 2007, Honda introduced small changes to the third-generation Stepwgn minivan. The car received a new front optics with gas discharge headlights, new bumpers and grille. Rear mounted combination lights with transparent upper reflectors. Along with restyling, the Spada specification was revived, which is distinguished by an aerodynamic body kit, a special bumper with standard built-in fog lights, a special design of a chrome radiator grille and 16-inch aluminum wheels. And only in this version a powerful model with a 2.4-liter engine (162 hp) is offered. Remains in the arsenal and a 2.0-liter unit (155 hp).
The restyled version of the Honda Stepwgn is characterized by a more sophisticated and high-quality exterior and interior design. The second row seats have a convenient built-in armrest, a wider adjustment of positions is possible. The option of the manufacturer is the captain's seats of the second row with armrests on both sides (seven-seater saloon), a lifting and sliding mechanism - they also allow you to walk between the first and third rows. A high-performance deodorizing filter for the climate control system is included in the standard equipment. The Spada version to give the interior sportiness received an original leather steering wheel with shift paddles (standard for 24SZ and 24SZi), trim panels for metal, black interior with leather trim seats. In 2008, in honor of the millionth issue, special versions of Smart Style Edition and HDD Navi Smart Style Edition with improved equipment were launched. The standard equipment included both electric doors, a Honda smart key system, an L-package of “convenient options” (xenon, a box for sunglasses, built-in turn signals in the mirrors, etc.).
The third-generation Honda Stepwgn engine can have a volume of 2 liters and 2.4 liters, both equipped with an i-VTEC variable valve timing system and an electronic fuel management system. The transmission on all cars without exception is automatic, but with a different number of gears. So, on a 2-liter car with front-wheel or all-wheel drive there is a “machine” with 4 gears. On a car equipped with a 2.4-liter engine, in the case of a four-wheel drive complete set, the “automatic” is 5-speed, and in the case of a front-wheel drive complete set, a CVT with manual shift mode. For models of 2007-2009 production, the economy parameters indicate 11.4-12.6 kilometers per liter of gasoline, and the figure for the more powerful version is 11.2-12.2 km / l. The volume of the fuel tank is 55-57 liters.
The third-generation Honda Stepwgn has a front-wheel drive layout, a low center of gravity provides improved driving performance, cornering stability. A lot of this contributes to the overall increase in body and suspension stiffness - the front, as usual, independent MacPherson strut, the rear-wheel drive cars have a torsion beam, and all-wheel drive - De Dion-type suspension. The car has disc brakes (ventilated front), power steering. The length, width and height of the updated version of the minivan are 4640-4660, 1695 and 1770-1785 mm. Wheelbase 2855 mm, turning radius 5.3 m. Interior dimensions: 2775 x 1505 x 1350 mm. Those sitting on the second row have enough legroom, the presence of two sliding doors simplifies the landing and transportation of goods.
Updated Honda Stepwgn will offer many modern security systems. This is an adaptive cruise control that maintains the distance to the vehicle in front and is complemented by an automatic braking system. The VSA system includes a set of electronic assistants: ABS + TCS + lateral sliding control. The car will offer belts with pretensioners, a full set of airbags, etc.
The third-generation Stepwgn combines the benefits of minivan comfort with the sedan's driving characteristics. Equally important is the increased level of security. As for the reviews of Russian owners, in addition to the advantages already mentioned, they highly appreciate the car for its spaciousness and equipment, and as the disadvantages they call low clearance, stiffer suspension, and a weak base engine. In addition, unlike previous generations, the salon is not so convenient in terms of transformation.