Used Honda Jazz 2008 - 2015 review

Category: Small car

Section: Advice for buyers

Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)
  • Honda Jazz (08 - 15)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Honda Jazz hatchback?

Honda Jazz owners tend to take care of their cars, but it’s worth looking for parking damage, such as scuffed alloy wheels and uneven front tyre wear.

The Jazz was given a mid-life refresh in 2011, which brought smarter headlights, subtly reshaped bumpers and small improvements in fuel economy. More significantly, the suspension and steering were tweaked to make the ride slightly softer and the handling a little more reassuring.

A larger recall saw 136,000 cars brought in for examination after it was discovered their headlights may not illuminate correctly due to the layout of the wiring harness.

Is a used Honda Jazz hatchback reliable?

The Honda Jazz gets through wiper blades and brake pads slightly quicker than most small cars, with these items typically needing to be replaced every 26,000 and 30,000 miles respectively.

However, it’s lighter than average on brake discs, bulbs, brake fluid and pollen filters, according to data from CAP Derwent, a scheme which pools repair information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms to predict when parts will need to be replaced.