Honda Jazz review

Category: Small car

Section: Performance & drive

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  • Honda Jazz 2022 front
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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:
  • Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox
  • Suspension and ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Noise and vibration

Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Engine, 0-60mph and gearbox

You don't need to worry about choosing an engine for the Honda Jazz because there’s only one: a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid. With a total of 97bhp, it allows it to accelerate quicker than our favourite Volkswagen Polo (the 1.0 TSI 95), getting from 0-60mph in a respectable 8.6sec in our tests. 

The Jazz is a regular hybrid, so there’s no need to plug it in and charge up, but that also means you can’t go very far on electric power alone.

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Handling

The Jazz is not particularly fun to drive (it’s definitely not in the same league as the Ford Fiesta or Seat Ibiza), but it’s safe and predictable, and perfectly pleasant to steer around at moderate speeds.

It doesn't give you a huge amount of grip and, with a body that's unusually tall for a small car, the Jazz leans more than many rivals through corners – but never in an alarming way. That said, the off-road-inspired Crosstar is worse, with softer suspension and a higher stance that make it less willing to execute quick direction changes.

Noise and vibration

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