Honda Jazz - Reliability and safety
The Jazz performs consistently well in the Driver Power survey, while Honda continues to offer impressive levels of safety
Customers have consistently rated the Honda Jazz as a solid performer in our Driver Power owner satisfaction surveys. The latest model is already outperforming its predecessors, finishing 32nd on our most recent list of the best cars to own, based on this year’s Driver Power survey results. It fell from a 28th place finish in 2022, but remains up on 2021’s 33rd spot, 2020’s 57th position, and a 62nd place finish in 2019. It’s scored highly for reliability in particular, which should be reassuring for potential owners.
Honda itself has always had a strong showing too, however it didn’t fare as well in this year’s Driver Power survey results. As a result, Honda fell from fifth to 18th place in our best car manufacturer rankings – behind rivals like Toyota, Hyundai and Mazda.
The fourth-generation Jazz has been given a full five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating like its predecessor. The scores for adult and child protection are both impressive, at 87 and 83 per cent 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 Advance and Advance Sport 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.
In this review
- 1Honda Jazz reviewPractical, efficient and highly-specced, the hybrid Jazz supermini is an attractive if relatively pricey package
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Jazz is available with a single hybrid engine option, offering solid performance and superb fuel economy
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costsHigh list prices for the Jazz are offset by excellent economy and low emissions, while residual values should hold up well
- 4Interior, design and technologyWith a fresh interior design and new on-board tech, Honda will be hoping to attract younger customers to the Jazz
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Jazz still holds the ace card for practicality; nothing in the supermini class comes close to its versatile ‘Magic Seat’ system
- 6Reliability and safety - currently readingThe Jazz performs consistently well in the Driver Power survey, while Honda continues to offer impressive levels of safety