Like people, cars can be stronger in certain fields than others, and having a particular gift isn’t always enough to set you apart from the crowd and lead to universal adoration. The Honda Jazz is a case in point.
The Jazz’s talents are centred around its cavernous interior, which is far more spacious and practical than those offered by the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Polo or Seat Ibiza. It also has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, and the 2018 What Car Reliability Survey holds it as the most reliable small car you can buy, yet the Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 all prove more popular.
The Honda Jazz is certainly a safe, sensible choice, but it has far more to offer than simple common sense. A 2018 update introduced a Sport trim level, with sports seats, a bodykit and extra acceleration to justify its name; while equipment levels were boosted across the range.
It’s the cavernous interior, though, that really sets the Jazz aside from the massed ranks of small hatchbacks; nothing else is designed quite like it. But is that fact enough to elevate it above rivals on your small car shortlist?
Read on for the full lowdown on how the Jazz drives, what it’s like inside and how much it will cost to run. And, if it transpires that the Honda (or any other car, for that matter) is a perfect fit with your life, visit our New Car Buying pages, where you can score a hefty discount without the hassle of haggling.