Used Honda Jazz 2008 - 2015 review

Category: Small car

Section: Our recommendations

2008 - 2015 review
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)
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Our recommendations

Which used Honda Jazz hatchback should I buy?

The 1.2-litre petrol engine feels underpowered, so it’s worth spending a little more to get the 1.4-litre.

Both came with a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while the alternative when the car first went on sale was Honda’s i-Shift automatic gearbox, which is best avoided because it causes the car to lurch disconcertingly whenever it changes up.

Fortunately, Honda dropped the iShift in favour of its CVT-7 auto gearbox in February 2011; this is much smoother, even if it does let the engine get raucous under hard acceleration.

A petrol-electric hybrid was added to the range at the same time, and this gets the CVT-7 gearbox as standard.

Our favourite used Honda Jazz: 1.4 ES-T manual

 

Honda Jazz (08 - 15)