Honda Jazz review

Category: Small car

Section: Costs & verdict

Honda Jazz 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior dashboard
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior rear seats
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior front seats
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior infotainment
  • Honda Jazz 2022 right tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 front tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 rear tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 front left static
  • Honda Jazz 2022 headlight detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 rear lights detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior driver display
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 boot
  • Honda Jazz 2022 front
  • Honda Jazz 2022 rear right tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior dashboard
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior rear seats
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior front seats
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior infotainment
  • Honda Jazz 2022 right tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 front tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 rear tracking
  • Honda Jazz 2022 front left static
  • Honda Jazz 2022 headlight detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 rear lights detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior driver display
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior steering wheel detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 interior detail
  • Honda Jazz 2022 boot
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2

Let’s not beat around the bush: the Honda Jazz is expensive, costing more to buy outright than the Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208 and Volkswagen Polo. However, it does come very well equipped as standard and is predicted to hold on to its value much better than most rivals, including the Toyota Yaris

The Jazz also did very well in our real-world True MPG test, although not quite as brilliantly as the Yaris. The Yaris also emits less CO2, although the Jazz beats just about every other rival on that score and is a relatively cheap company car because of it.

EX models benefit from a few more luxuries such as keyless entry and a heated steering wheel but are pricey, while the SUV-inspired Crosstar EX is super-expensive. The range-topping EX Style model brings 16in alloy wheels, a contrasting black roof and a bit of extra kit that includes a rear-view camera and blind-spot monitoring system, but for the same money you could have a well-equipped Seat Leon or Volkswagen Golf.

Honda Jazz 2022 interior infotainment

Reliability

Honda finished a middling 14th (out of 30 manufacturers) in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, above the likes of Ford, Peugeot and Volkswagen. Skoda was 12th and Toyota came joint fifth, so Honda isn't quite the reliability champion it once was.

Every Honda comes with a three-year warranty as standard for most parts, but the hybrid system in the Jazz is covered for up to five years or 90,000 miles. Kia beats that with a seven-year warranty as standard, and Hyundai and Renault give you five years of cover.

Overview

The Honda Jazz is the small car to beat for passenger space, and its unique and incredibly flexible rear seating only adds to its practicality. It’s neither the most fun car in the class (that’s the Ford Fiesta) nor the most comfortable (that’s the Peugeot 208), but with excellent visibility, it’s definitely easy to drive. Hybrid power also makes it really cheap to fuel, and slow depreciation helps make up for high prices.

  • Very spacious with great seating flexibility
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Slow depreciation
  • Pricey by small car standards
  • Not the quietest cruiser
  • Disappointing infotainment system
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