Used Honda Jazz 2008 - 2015 review

Category: Small car

Section: Alternatives

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)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Jazz hatchback?

The Jazz’s closest rival is the Nissan Note, which was introduced in 2005 and features the same sort of elevated seating. It has a more comfortable ride than the Jazz, but its boot and rear seats aren’t as clever. A second-generation version of the Note with similar attributes followed in 2013.

A slightly bigger alternative is the Citroen C3 Picasso. On sale since 2009, it has sliding rear seats to let you alter the balance between passenger and luggage space, and the ride is comfortable, putting the Jazz’s to shame. It’s reliability record is merely average, though.

Overview

The Honda Jazz offers all the space and versatility of amuch bigger car and should give you years of trouble-free motoring. The biggest weakness is its ride.

  • Spacious and practical interior
  • Raised driving position
  • Easy to get in and out
  • Excellent reliability record
  • Unsettled low-speed ride
  • Numb steering
  • Drab interior plastics
  • Jerky i-Shift automatic gearbox