Honda Stepwgn G EX

Honda Stepwgn Review: “A tender consideration completed with a stable balance” by Naoto Shimazaki

It has a stable balance that does not collapse even if you try to forcefully push it from the side. It has a functional combination of a chamfering and round nose, and a rectangular cabin like the front of the Shinkansen.
Its progress is advanced. I first thought that its overall structure does not have any failures and it looks like a good and balanced 5-capacity compact car.

It is said that the “Waku Waku Gate” is considered as a door where everyone can embark and disembark comfortably. The width and length of its opening has enough allowance. It has a low floor surface that makes you feel like you’re entering a room. The framework of the door, including its rear gate, is made of steel, so the rough sound it makes is reminiscent of the expansion of resin material. However, its hotwire print is runs vertically (to avoid putting both edges of the electrodes annoyingly on the left and right sides), and the boundary in vertically entering in the back window, including the black cell, was made thinner by 68mm (when running high speed, the driver can now see the 83m left and part bike lights at the back). These small considerations can be viewed in many points.

Because of its firm sidewind, the free space in its interior did not make me think that it was a 5-number compact car at first. The location of the A pillar is not so advanced and there was no discomfort in steering; thus, while driving in the winding roads, I felt the natural agility of the car. I sat down in a resting state because I was doing the test drive alone, but even though I did not care much about the size of the second and third row seats, I was able to actually feel without any reason that the free space was somewhat rectangular, particularly the third row was obviously like that.

Its downsized 1.5L turbo engine can accelerate the car without force, and I don’t remember being dissatisfied about its response. This standard car equipped with 16-inch tires has a comfortable riding feel.

â–  5 Star Rating
Packaging: ★★★★★
Interior / Comfort: ★★★★★
Power Source: ★★★★★
Footwork: ★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Naoto Shimazaki | Automotive Journalist (AJAJ Member)
Born in Tokyo in 1958. He worked at an editing and publishing company for nine years after graduating from university. In 1991, he began working freelance after working as a writer, editor, and photographer for magazines and independent publications. Since then, he has continued to expand his activities as a writer for magazines and the web. He approaches cars and journalism from the viewpoint of an everyday user.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)