For The Honda Jazz gives you masses of space, despite its compact size. Resale values are strong and it should prove to be very reliable.
Against It’s noisy on the motorway and the handling is uninspiring. Some versions are pricey and it’s a shame the hybrid doesn’t limbo under the 100g/km barrier.
The Honda Jazz offers the space and versatility of a much bigger car, but its steering and refinement are disappointing.
Order a brochure, find your nearest dealer or book a test drive
Buyers have the choice of three engines: two pure petrols, one hybrid. Both the 1.2 and the 1.3 (badged 1.4) offer decent driveability, but we prefer the larger, stronger of the two.
Aided by its electric motor, the hybrid is the most powerful Jazz, but performance is hampered by a standard automatic gearbox.
All versions can top 50mpg, but for maximum economy, check out the hybrid – it can manage 62.8mpg. 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 1.3-litre versions.
While the Jazz isn’t as polished as other superminis, it’s reliable: top supermini for the last nine years in our JD Power customer satisfaction survey. It’s also more practical than most superminis, with a particularly clever boot and rear seating.
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…
I have owned this car for 2 years now from 6 months old. It now has £21k miles. I mainly use this car for work (I am a GP) and do predominantly urban…
1.4 EX model september 2009, mileage around 25000. Onthe roads round eastbourne it suffers badly from the uneven and broken road surfaces. Little…
I bought the iShift version of this car and so regretted it. The peformance was jerky and poor bordering on the dangerous in terms of overtaking etc.…
With the best combination of price and specification, the Honda Jazz 1.4 ES is our favourite model in the range.