Used Honda Jazz (Mk3, 2015-2020) review - What should you look out for?
Top notch quality means that the Honda is very unlikely to let you down, but there are some things to keep an eye out for
Honda has a reputation for reliability, so there are very few areas of concern with the Jazz. However, there are some quirks with the specifications of various trim levels that it’s worth bearing in mind when making a purchase.
Common used Honda Jazz Mk3 problems
Whereas the Jazz SE and the Jazz EX come with an alarm as standard, the base-spec Jazz S features only an immobiliser.
Honda offers various transferable pre-paid servicing packages, so look out for cars that come with one to get more for your money. If you can’t find one, we’d recommend taking out a service plan if you’re going to have the car serviced at a main dealer, to prevent unexpected bills.
The Jazz doesn’t come as standard with a spare wheel, but you can fit a space-saver into the well in the boot floor if you purchase one.
As well as the standard trims, the Jazz was also available in SE Navi and EX Navi editions, which had sat-nav included on them as standard.
You can see whether any Honda that you’re thinking of buying is still subject to recall work, by checking its VIN (vehicle identification number) online. However, you won’t need to see whether any Jazz Mk3 is in need of remedial work, because so far there haven’t been any recalls for this generation of the supermini.
All of the Jazz’s predecessors have been the subject of several recalls, though, and for the Mk2 most of these related to airbag glitches; Honda was badly affected by the Takata airbag scandal, in which occupants could be injured by shrapnel projected at high speed in the event of a crash. The most recent Jazz Mk2 caught up in these various campaigns was made in May 2015, so by the time the Mk3 was launched the problem had been fixed.
In this review
- 1Used Honda Jazz (Mk3, 2015-2020) reviewVery spacious for its size, reliable and well built Jazz is a sensible supermini buy, even if driving experience lacks sparkle
- 2How much will it cost?It costs more to buy than rivals, but you get a lot for you cash and residuals are strong
- 3How practical is it?With spacious and cleverly packaged interior, the Jazz is one of the most practical small cars you can buy
- 4What’s it like to drive?Keen drivers won’t find many thrills here, but the Honda is easy to drive and comfortable. The engine choice is very limited
- 5What should you look out for? - currently readingTop notch quality means that the Honda is very unlikely to let you down, but there are some things to keep an eye out for
- 6What do owners think?Overall Honda owners are very satisfied with both their cars and the service from dealers