For There isn’t another small car with as much interior space as the Jazz, and its practical cabin feels solidly put together. The amount of standard safety equipment it gets is also impressive.

Against The 1.3-litre petrol engine isn’t particularly punchy or refined, and the Jazz is uninspiring to drive. It’s more expensive than its best rivals, too.

Honda Jazz Hatchback
33 5stars

The Honda Jazz excels at space and practicality, but many rivals are better to drive, quieter and cheaper to buy.

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There are 5 Honda Jazz versions available

Hatchback 1.3 i-VTEC S 5dr £13,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 i-VTEC SE 5dr £14,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 i-VTEC SE Navi 5dr £15,205
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 i-VTEC EX 5dr £15,715
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi 5dr £16,325
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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Performance from the 1.3-litre petrol engine is pretty sluggish. The engine feels most alive at the top of its rev range, but it has to be pushed there if you want decent acceleration. It’s good that the manual gearbox has a slick shift, because you’ll be changing gear a lot.

The optional CVT automatic gearbox is best avoided unless you must have an auto. As is common with CVT transmissions, it allows the engine to stay at high revs when you ask for a burst of acceleration, which exposes the 1.3-litre engine’s refinement weaknesses. It also feels a lot slower than the manual version.

Entry-level models don’t get alloy wheels, but do come with air-con, a digital radio, automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth and cruise control. Our favourite version, though, is SE, which adds alloys, front and rear parking sensors, Honda’s Connect touchscreen infotainment system and an alarm for a reasonable amount extra. As the name suggests, SE Navi versions come with sat-nav.

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