What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda Jazz hatchback?
As we said at the beginning, the Jazz sits in a class more or less on its own, bridging the gap between a small car and a mini-MPV. As such, its most direct rivals are either small cars such as the Ford Fiesta and Skoda Fabia, or mini-MPVs like the Citroën C3 Picasso and the Nissan Note.
The Fiesta is fun to drive, with a good driving position and spirited handling. On the minus side, it’s not as big inside as the Jazz and its boot is much smaller.
The Fabia has plenty of space, handles well and has an excellent infotainment set-up. However, its ride is unsettled, and its interior could be of better quality.
The cuboid C3 Picasso is spacious and has a large boot. It also rides well and is reasonably refined with a petrol engine. However, the diesel version is noisy, and some rivals look better value.
The Nissan Note now feels a little dated in most areas, especially in refinement, although its interior is spacious and it should be cheap to run.