Not surprisingly, in terms of infotainment, entry-level S models are the most basic in the Jazz range. Even so, they have a colour screen controlled using two rotary dials, and with shortcut buttons located around it. Bluetooth, DAB radio, aux and USB connections, four speakers and a multi-function steering wheel come as standard.
Spending a little extra on SE trim – which we’d recommend you do – brings a larger, more advanced 7.0in touchscreen system with a CD player and an additional USB connection. This system allows greater integration of your smartphone, and supports certain apps on the screen. If you want a sat-nav, you’ll need to go for one of the ‘Nav’ models higher up the range.
The SE’s upgraded system is relatively straightforward to use with big bright buttons and menus, but its on-screen graphics aren’t the sharpest on the market, while the screen isn’t always the most responsive to the touch.
The Jazz’s infotainment provision is broadly on a par with rivals such as the VW Polo and Skoda Fabia. We prefer the Polo’s clarity and greater ease of use. The Fabia’s system is good, too, but a sat-nav is not offered at any level. Instead, you have to connect your phone and access sat-nav services via an app.