If you’re after a practical and comfortable hatchback that majors in function and durability, the Jazz is a great option to look at. Although it might not look it, the Jazz hatchback comes with plenty of interior space for you to work with, which is class-leading. This car also comes with tech and safety in mind, and the current Jazz is a great overall package.
The wedge-like design of previous models were carried into the current Jazz. But, as you can see, it has sharper detailing along the flanks and on the front bumper - as well as large faux inlets at the front and a ‘floating’ rear splitter. A small tailgate spoiler is also fitted, with the option of larger alloy wheels on the Sport model making for an attractive package.
Much like the rest of the Honda range, the Jazz has practicality in mind when it comes to the interior. It has the folding ‘Magic Seats’ - made famous by previous Jazz models - and plenty of storage spaces besides. The 354-litre boot is excellent for a car of this size, and by folding the rear seats down, you have up to 1,314 litres of load space to take advantage of.
Under the bonnet of the Jazz is a 1.3-litre petrol engine that is paired with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The engine develops 101bhp and 123Nm of torque - getting the Jazz from 0-60mph in 11 seconds flat and can go up to a top speed of 118mph. With either transmission, the Jazz can return up to 48.7mpg and emissions of just 106g/km CO2.
With the Jazz, Honda fits a range of safety equipment to help keep you going. Kit such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, City-Brake Active System and Traffic Sign Recognition are all available with the current Jazz. Standard features include Hill Start Assist, Brake Assist and Vehicle Stability Assist. The Jazz is offered with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment setup, while a DAB radio, Bluetooth and air conditioning are all included as standard.