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For The Jazz is incredibly roomy and versatile for such a small car, and this hybrid Honda Jazz 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE switches smoothly between petrol and electric power and averages over 60mpg.

Against It’s pricey to buy and doesn’t sneak under the magic 100g/km mark. Although they have sat-nav, HE-T cars miss out on alloy wheels, cruise control and steering wheel-mounted stereo controls.

Honda Jazz Hatchback

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

The Honda Jazz 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE is anincredibly practical supermini, but we can’t help thinking it should be cleaner, and it’s worth upgrading to HS trim because that gives you a lot more kit for not much more money.

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Key facts

12.1 secs
Top speed
109 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
578 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

Buyers have the choice of petrol or petrol-electric hybrid versions. Both the 1.2 and the 1.3 (badged 1.4) petrols offer decent driveability, but we prefer the larger, stronger of the two.

Aided by its electric motor, the hybrid is the most powerful Jazz, although performance is hampered by its automatic gearbox.

All versions can top 50mpg, but for maximum economy, check out the hybrid – it can manage more than 60mpg. That said, it’s far more expensive than many more economical diesel superminis, so it’s tough to recommend.

Many buyers will want an automatic gearbox, and that’s available in the form of a continuously variable transmission. It’s standard on the hybrid model and an option on the 1.3-litre versions.

While the Jazz isn’t as good as other superminis, it should be very reliable. It’s also more practical than most rivals, with particularly clever boot and rear seating set-ups.

Reader test team says:

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE 5dr

I bought a 1.4 ES CVT auto Jazz secondhand in October 2012. It was six months old and had done 300 miles . (TRhe previous owner fell ill and could not…

Michael walker

4 out of 5 stars

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS 5dr

Positives: Very smooth & steady ride, even on motorways despite claims of other readers it's one of the best super minis. I've had no issues with the…

Ruedi Preiss

4 out of 5 stars

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.2 S 5dr

I've owned a 1.2 Jazz for 18 months. This is one of those cars that is a doddle to drive from the first moment you take off. The 1.2 engine is fine…

colin mcgaffin

3 out of 5 stars

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS 5dr

Good news first... As long as you drive with a light throttle, which I tend to, then the official mpg figures for the Jazz Hybrid are easily…

Peter Piper

3 out of 5 stars
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