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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.

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£13,880 to £21,780
  • Efficient hybrid engine
  • New infotainment system
  • Improved visibility
  • Expensive
  • Single engine option
  • Firm ride

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. Honda itself achieved 7th out of 30 car makers in the Best Manufacturer poll. Highlights were practicality and running costs, although the on-board infotainment systems came in for some criticism - something Honda will be hoping to rectify with its latest set-up.

The fourth-generation Jazz hasn’t yet been safety tested by industry experts, Thatcham. However, the previous model was awarded a full five-star Euro NCAP rating in 2015 and we’d expect the new car to meet the same standard.

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.

Warranty

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.

Servicing

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.

Which Is Best

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  • Name
    1.3 i-VTEC S 5dr
  • Gearbox type
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  • Price
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  • Name
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  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £18,130

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SE 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £18,130

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