Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
03-reg , Owner for Less than a year

Many claim about the hard ride - but I love it. It reminds me of the Honda Type R I had on 2003.

Because I circumstances I partx this for a Honda Civic IMA Hybrid which was reasonable on economy for those days but this Jazz is better than it on fuel economy overall.

I traded my Hybrid in for the Jazz because, once again due to circumstances. I needed an automatic with fuel economy, reasonable performace (I'm not a Formula 1 Driver after all) and who cares if I gets to my destination a few minutes earlier, afterall I'm not going to impress anyone by acting like a mad fool on the road, endangering everyone (including myself) - I much prefer to get there safely, as fresh as a daisey with aircon etc, in o ne piece and with my license in tacked.

It has all the mod cons, plenty of storage room especially when you but down the rear seats and overall a very good little run about - I would definitely recommend to any one.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So, aprt from the carpets wearing out (replaced under Warranty) this car has been brilliant. It's used as my driving school car and my wife also drives a Honda Jazz and they hav both proved to be trouble free. Between us we have 150,000 miles on the clocks without any trouble. Recently the stearing on my car has seemed to change but this they say is a feature of the vehicle at this mileage 73.5K. Hey ho.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 2/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very good car spoilt by a lousy automated manual gearbox. This gearbox does not work well with the 1.4 engine. The car should have had a full automatic gearbox. My previous Jazz with the CVT box performed much better. Also, the new Jazz was supposed to be in a low tax band but failed to met CO2 emissions, hence now 128 graded. Honda might as well bring in the 1.6 Jazz into the country with a Auto box.

Performance: 1/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Well built and good finish. i bought the EX 1.4 iShift I'm sure the electronics are very clever, but in the lower gears it doesn't change up v quickly enough, the engine revs away and when you lift off the gas it can go from 1st to 4th missing 2nd & 3rd it also takes it time to get into 6th
perhaps the manual is a better drive, I think i will go back to Nissan!!

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The Jazz is an excellent vehicle, but my only wish is that the ventilation system would work better. In summer, the A/C is not cold enough, and in winter, it is impossible to keep all the windows demisted. Honda say 'it's up to specification'. For this reason, I will not buy another one without fully checking the system's efficiency.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Apart from having to replace the battery (I do a lot of short journeys so accept that) my car has never let me down. Spare parts are reasonably price (even going for honda parts) and I don't consider my petrol consumption unreasonable given the number of short journeys I do.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

An excellent town runabout and fairly comfortable for long distances too. Performance is generally adequate and driving experience is good although not quite as relaxed as a larger car. Carrying capacity is really excellent for a car of this size.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bought it after reading the reviews and the car has performed just as they said it would. Only annoyance is was that I did not expect at 2nd MOT and 35k miles, the car to require front and rear disc rotors and brake pads because of rust.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has performed well and equipment and comfort are good for the size of car, but I have been a little dissapointed in the fuel consumption figures,because even with careful driving I cannot achieve the quoted figures

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Bit slow, but for such a small car I am amazed it can fit the same family of 4 and luggauge that we used to get in our Accord. Plus there is more room in the back for the girls than the old Accord.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great little car, very versatile and a real Tardis when it comes to load carrying.
This is my second one so have been driving a Jazz for around 7 years, and can see no reason to change

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Extremrly reliable, Good performance and drive
Visibility poor, brakes harsh and suspension too hard
acessories good, but "small" spare tyre annoylng on the 2 occasions of puncture

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my second HONDA JAZZ and my experience with both cars has meant that it would be difficult to imagine another car giving me the same degree of satisfaction.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A clever package but more suited as a city car. That said though it is not the easiest one to park given the steep sloping bonnet.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 2/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

near perfection package, Instant moblity system repair kit (repair kit) its cap. the aa told me 9 times out 10 it does not work.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Clutch burnout after 20 miles. previous owner decided clutch was only means of controlling speed. No real experience, as yet.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has never let me down. These are just tax insurance and petrol. purchase deal included 4 years free servicing, recovery.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Being an 'automatic' one feels safe, and one's road courtesy is improved markedly. I'm only 'filling-up' once a month!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

With frequent checks only brake pads have needed replacing. Spares at local honda dealer obscene prices I buy on line.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never failed! Servicing from honda is exhorbitant. a small registered servicer will do it for about 1/3 of the price.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Brakes require to be changed far more frequently than any car I've ever had (yearly)

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. Reasonable fuel economy given vehicle's performance.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

As near perfect for the class, style & performance of the car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

It does everything you wish - just perfectly

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Love it! Fun to drive and good to look at.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Typical honda - not much needed attention

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Versatile but tiring for long journeys

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very good. Fixed price service ł123.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what is says on the tin

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

An all round excellent car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great little town car

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not let us down once

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5