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Honda Jazz (2002-09)

Overall Rating

5 stars

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.

For
  • Superbly packaged, space is suitable for four
  • Well built, carefully finished and proving reliable
  • Low insurance, 45+ mpg, slow depreciation
Against
  • Firm ride at most speeds
  • Noise levels are higher than some rivals
  • Used prices tend to be high at Honda dealers
Road Test

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

NCAP: 4

Best Models: 1.4 SE

Worst Models: None

Replacement: 2008


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Honda Jazz (2002-09)
Star Ratings

Handling

4 stars

Comfort

5 stars

Quality & Reliability

5 stars

Performance

4 stars

Roominess

5 stars

Running Costs

4 stars

Value for Money

5 stars

Stereo/Sat Nav

4 stars
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