Complete Honda Capa lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

1998 Honda Capa - Technical Specs, Fuel economy, Dimensions1998 - 2002 Honda Capa MinivanCapa1 Trim 98 Hp

The Honda Capa is a mini MPV manufactured and marketed by Honda from 1998 to 2002. The company introduced the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show model as J-MW's concept car. Honda used the series of designations GA4 and GA6 when it went on sale on April 24, 1998. The car manufacturer used the Honda Full-Time four-wheel-drive system in the Capa's 4WD variant, which went on sale on September 16, 1999.

History of the Honda Capa

When it debuted in 1998, the Honda Capa was a 5-door hatchback-style minivan from the J-Mover family of small automobiles. It first appeared at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show and was manufactured by Japanese carmaker Honda. The Capa's name is derived from the English term 'capacity,' which denotes both capability and ample interior space. In honor of the car's boxy form, Honda gave the moniker "Boxy" to it. Design features include a double-bottomed hull, a roomy cabin for five people, and a small exterior size. After introducing the "Capa" model in 1999, it was also available with an all-wheel drive. The Honda Capa's front end underwent modest updates in 2000. In addition, this model included a wide variety of dodger choices like the bumper, aprons, and many more.


Honda retailed the Honda Capa with an original MSRP of $10,077 for the starting price and $13,415 for the higher trim levels.

Features of the Honda Capa

The automobile had a 2,360 mm wheelbase, a length of 3,775 mm, a width of 1,640 mm, and a height of 1,650 mm. The Honda Capa minivan has a 150 mm ground clearance, making it ideal for journeys into the wilderness. The car's interior's front and back seats are pretty comfy and spacious. It is possible to alter the placement of the back seats using a specific mechanism with many adjustment modes. This makes the interior of the vehicle even more useful and pleasant. Honda included helical springs for the front and rear suspension designs. This vehicle has front and rear drum-type brakes. Additional safety features include anti-lock brakes (ABS) and brake force distribution. A central locking system, an audio system, electric front windows, and tires measuring 175/70 R13 were available options for the Honda Capa minivan. Front airbags are also standard in this vehicle as a safety feature.


The Honda Capa delivers 96 hp (72 kW) of horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 98 lb-ft (133 Nm) of torque at 6,300 rpm. This model accelerates from 0-62 mph (100 kph) in 11.8 seconds, with a top speed of 100 mph (161 kph) and a curb weight of 2,447 lbs (1,110 kg).

  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel-Drive (FWD) & Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD)
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic & Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Engine: 1493 cc D15B SOHC I4

Release Date

Honda released the Honda Capa at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept model, and it went on sale on April 24, 1998, until 2002.