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.
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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
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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:
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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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