Honda Jazz (08 on) - Review

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4.5
Launched in 2008, the Honda Jazz aims to build on the huge success of the original model by offering improved versatility, space and equipment. It is also more economical, comfortable and quicker than before but is just as easy to drive in town with a tight turning circle and great all round visibility.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

Although it isn't cheap for a small car, Honda Jazz running costs are reasonable with both engines capable of more than 50mpg and low insurance groups. The Jazz also depreciates slowly, protecting owners' investments for longer than most other small cars.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable, according to on board computer.

Warranty

Three years/90,000 miles.

Road tax (12 months)

£10.00 - £110.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

  • A
  • B
    104
  • C
  • D
    129
  • E
  • F
  • G
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The Honda Jazz offers emissions levels are reasonable with the 1.2-litre at 123g/km. The manual 1.4-litre achieves 126g/km or 125g/km with the CVT auto ’box. While this is an improvement on the previous version, we feel Honda should have done better. There is no diesel engine, but diesel is often costly in small cars, and with such low emissions and good fuel economy, many would question the virtues of bothering to offer one. The 1.4 Hybrid manages 104g/km, but it’s a pity it doesn’t dip under the 100g/km mark.

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