Stylish supermini hatchback with a surprising amount of flexible space inside to keep passengers happy and accommodate odd loads. Easy to drive and economical to own, with a great engine.
- Superbly packaged, space is suitable for four
- Well built, carefully finished and proving reliable
- Low insurance, 45+ mpg, slow depreciation
- Firm ride at most speeds
- Noise levels are higher than some rivals
- Used prices tend to be high at Honda dealers
The Jazz is such an ingenious little car it's hard to find a rival model which is better. Its well-proportioned mini-people carrier styling is one of the key reasons why the car works so well.
At the back there's a very large boot and the load area can easily be changed. Simply fold the rear seats into the footwell for a completely flat floor, or just fold the seat bases forward to effectively create two separate boot areas. In addition to all this clever stuff, passengers appreciate the very generous head- and legroom.
The high driving position with lots of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel is great for drivers of any size.
Under the bonnet is a highly efficient 1.4 litre petrol engine which delivers almost 50mpg in day-to-day use which is very impressive. Driving the Jazz is fun and the price is very competitive considering what you get.
Need To Know
JD Power stars: 5
Best Models: 1.4 SE
Worst Models: None
Quality & Reliability
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