Honda Jazz

 honda jazz

JAZZ HATCHBACK - 1.3 i-VTEC S 5dr



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£13720

BEST PRICE

£11,250 

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Honda's improved third generation Jazz supermini gets a smarter look and a pokier 1.5-litre petrol engine option. And it still offers the same practical virtues. Can it deliver? Jonathan Crouch decides


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC S 5dr
PETROL
£11,250.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC S 5dr CVT
PETROL
£12,152.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC SE 5dr
PETROL
£12,480.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC SE Navi 5dr
PETROL
£12,980.60
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC SE 5dr CVT
PETROL
£13,382.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC EX 5dr
PETROL
£13,710.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC SE Navi 5dr CVT
PETROL
£13,882.60
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi 5dr
PETROL
£14,210.60
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC EX 5dr CVT
PETROL
£14,612.40
JAZZ HATCHBACK
1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi 5dr CVT
PETROL
£15,112.60

Ten Second Review

An astonishing number of Honda Jazz owners buy another and the revised third generation version we're looking at here aims to keep them loyal. But the Japanese brand also needs to attract new converts to its clever little supermini, something that will be easier to do with this enhanced MK3 model thanks to its smarter looks and the wider variant choice made possible by the introduction of a fresh 1.5-litre engine into the range. For very good reasons, this is the supermini that industry insiders commonly recommend.

Background

The Honda Jazz has always offered something rather different to supermini buyers. You don't get a vast choice of engines or sporty handling but what is provided is arguably more useful. The biggest and cleverest cabin in the class and a thoroughly engaging ownership experience. This MK3 model was launched in 2015 with a single 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol engine option, but a further 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol unit has since also been added to the range. Plus the brilliant 'Magic Seat' system that made the cabin of earlier versions so superbly versatile has been retained and works well incorporated into a large bodyshell that offers a long wheelbase by supermni standards, so very decent interior space. As a result, the Japanese brand is claiming that this Jazz 're-defines' what a supermini can be.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
116
CO2 (g/km)
117
CO2 (g/km)
117
CO2 (g/km)
117
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
157
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
120
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
113
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
142
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
131
Noise Level dB(A)
65
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
13.5:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
73
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
78.7
CC
1318
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
45.6
EC Urban (mpg)
47.1
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
64.2
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
61.4
EC Combined (mpg)
55.4
EC Combined (mpg)
56.5
EC Combined (mpg)
55.4
EC Combined (mpg)
56.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
5.1
WLTP - MPG - Low
40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium
53.3
WLTP - MPG - High
56.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
44.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb
56.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb
55.4
General
Generation Mark
3
Coin Series
S
Coin Description
i-VTEC
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
90000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
12
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
13E
Badge Power
102
Badge Engine CC
1.3
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Performance
Engine Torque - MKG
12.5
Engine Power - KW
75
Engine Power - RPM
6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
91
Engine Torque - NM
123
Engine Torque - RPM
5000
Engine Power - BHP
102
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
11.2
Top Speed
118
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
False
Space Saver?
False
Tyre Size Rear
185/60 R15
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
15" STEEL
Tyre Size Front
185/60 R15
Vehicle Dimensions
Wheelbase
2530
Length
4028
Width
1694
Width (including mirrors)
1980
Height
1550
Weight and Capacities
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
354
No. of Seats
5
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
40
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1000
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
450
Max. Loading Weight
532
Max. Loading Weight
531
Minimum Kerbweight
1073
Minimum Kerbweight
1074
Gross Vehicle Weight
1605
Max. Roof Load
35
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
884
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.6
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Driving Experience

Jazz buyers get two petrol engine options, a 1.3-litre i-VTEC petrol unit offering 102PS and a 1.5-litre i-VTEC variant with 130PS. Both are mated to a sweet-shifting six-speed gearbox and both have to be worked quite hard to give of their best. Still, if you push along, performance is reasonable and in the 1.3-litre model that most will choose, 62mph from rest can be covered in 11.2s en route to 118mph. Optional is a CVT automatic gearbox, which enables the 1.3-litre Jazz to return very reasonable efficiency figures - 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and 106g/km of CO2. We'd suggest this variant to be appropriate for urban-based buyers only though. Around the corners, this third generation model feels reasonably sharp thanks to quite feelsome steering and an 'AHA' 'Active Handling Assist' system that helps get traction down through the bends. Over longer distances, you'll notice the decent refinement too. There's also some clever technology, like the 'Intelligent Speed Limier'. Working in conjunction with a 'Traffic Sign Recognition' system, this set-up knows what the prevailing speed limit is and limits your pace accordingly, so here's no chance of absent mindedly creeping past 30mph and getting zapped by a roadside camera.

Design and Build

Exterior changes align the Jazz with the latest Honda family style, incorporating the 'Solid Wing Face' headlight signature and grille used on the larger Civic model. The front bumper is sharply sculpted, with more aggressive contours around the air vents. At the rear, shallower grille sections are linked by a gloss black trim strip above a trapezoid lower section. The interior now features a unique pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, all of which are enhanced by orange stitching. As before, there's a huge windscreen that imparts a genuine feel of airiness up front. It extends way overhead, meeting the roof panel a good few inches aft of where you'd normally expect that junction. This, along with the large front quarter windows, provides respectable forward visibility. Boot capacity measures 354-litres, with space extending to 884-litres with the 'Magic Seats' folded. The dash is dominated by either a five-inch LCD multi-information display or a seven-inch Honda Connect infotainment touchscreen, depending on model grade. The bigger screen is driven by Android 'phone technology and features smartphone-style 'pinch, swipe and tap' operation. In addition, it offers MirrorLink functionality, which means that it'll replicate the display and workings of your Android smartphone. Those betrothed to Apple will have to buy a clunky aftermarket case.
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