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Honda Jazz review - Reliability and safety

Customers rate the Jazz’s reliability, while Honda continues to offer impressive levels of safety.

Customers have consistently rated the Honda Jazz as a solid performer in our Driver Power satisfaction surveys. In 2019, the Japanese supermini finished in 62nd place out of 100 cars and, despite coming to the end of its lifespan, the third-generation car still managed 57th position in 2020. 2021's performance showed promise with the latest Jazz achieving 33rd spot and Honda securing 6th place out of 29 brands in the Best manufacturer poll.

The fourth-generation Jazz has been given a full five-star Euro NCAP rating like its predecessor. The scores for adult and child protection are both impressive, at 87 and 83% respectively.

There’s a comprehensive level of safety kit for all Jazz versions. Aside from the myriad airbags, each trim level includes automatic emergency braking, a forward collision warning system, lane keep assist, a lane departure warning and a traffic sign recognition system, among a host of other safety tech. The EX-spec variants add blind-spot monitoring and cross traffic monitoring, which helps to detect vehicles approaching from the side when you’re backing out of a parking space or driveway.


Honda offers a three-year/90,000-mile warranty for its vehicles, which is a generous mileage limit when compared to some rivals. The manufacturer also allows customers to purchase extended cover for a further two years.


Service intervals for the Jazz are every 12 months or 12,500 miles - whichever comes first. Honda provides fixed servicing plans for new vehicles, or a tailored service package if your car is a little older.

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