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.
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The Honda Jazz offers the space and versatility of a much bigger car, but its steering and refinement are disappointing.
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There are 17 Honda Jazz versions available
Target Price team says:
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.
Reader test team says:
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…
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…
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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…