What used Honda Jazz hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the third-gen Jazz start at around £11,000, at the time of writing. This will buy a 2015 example, with an average mileage for the year and full service history, probably from a car supermarket or private sale. Up the ante to between £12,000 and £14,000 and you’ll find a wealth of 2016 cars with low to average mileage and a full history available from a number of independent dealers, while anything over this amount should net you a nearly new 2017 car with a nominal mileage from a Honda main dealer. Post-facelift cars, including the newer 1.5-litre engined-cars, will set you back over £14,000.
The 1.3 engine in the Jazz may not be the last word in refinement or speed, but it is economical. Its claimed average fuel consumption figure is 56.5mpg in all but top-spec EX, where it falls to 55.4mpg. Our experience with running one suggests that you can expect to see more than 40mpg in most mixed real-world conditions – a good figure for a petrol-engined car of this class. The 1.5 car claims an average official figure of 47.9mpg, and corresponding CO2 emissions of 134g/km. Likewise, the 1.3 Jazz sits in insurance group 13, which is very reasonable, while the 1.5 is in group 19.
Servicing costs are reasonable, too, no doubt contributing to the very high regard with which Honda dealers are held.