Excellent practicality, good rear passenger space, frugal engines, cheap to run
Ride is on the firm side, dull styling, noisy on the motorway
Honda's Jazz is one of the cleverest superminis around. A thoroughly modern design it is innovative in its use of space with remarkably good head and rear legroom. It's also well equipped and is available with frugal and characterful engines. The Jazz is at its best in town where it's both friendly and fun to drive. It's very nearly the complete package - but while it's hugely versatile the Jazz is let down by a poor ride comfort, especially on bumpy roads and a lack of refinement at higher speeds.
It is very cheap to run though and well equipped.