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For The Jazz gives you masses of space, despite its compact size. Resale values are strong and it should be very reliable.

Against It’s noisy on the motorway and ride comfort is disappointing. Some versions are pricey and it’s a shame the hybrid doesn’t limbo under the 100g/km barrier.

Honda Jazz Hatchback
33 5stars

The Honda Jazz offers the space and versatility of a much bigger car, but its comfort and refinement are disappointing.

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There are 20 Honda Jazz versions available

Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC S 5dr £11,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC S A/C 5dr £12,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC S-T 5dr £12,690
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC SE 5dr £13,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC S-T A/C 5dr £13,540
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.2 i-VTEC SE-T 5dr £14,390
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus 5dr £14,895
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC Si 5dr £14,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC ES Plus-T 5dr £15,890
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC Si-T 5dr £15,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC EX 5dr £15,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC EX-T 5dr £16,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE 5dr £17,150
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC EXL 5dr £17,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS 5dr £17,650
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HE-T 5dr £18,145
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 i-VTEC EXL-T 5dr £18,190
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HS-T 5dr £18,645
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HX 5dr £19,250
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 IMA Hybrid HX-T 5dr £20,245
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

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 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

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.4 Si 5dr

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…

Alexandra Fox

3 out of 5 stars
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