Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Water resistant upholstery
  • Mega stereo with subwoofer
  • Swathe of grey tweed on the dash

We’ve already gone into great detail about the Jazz’s interior in our hatchback review so rather than repeat all of that in here, we’ll focus on the things that are different. For a start there’s the addition of water resistant upholstery – a smart inclusion that will make the lives of the Crosstar’s drivers and their active lifestyles even easier.

You also get a much more powerful stereo in the SUV version, curiously, with eight speakers including aluminium tweeters and Honda-specific Kevlar cones. A subwoofer in the boot adds rich bass without intruding on luggage space, while other speakers are stealthily hidden in the interior door handles.

2020 Honda Jazz Crosstar interior

The view out the front remains excellent, as in the hatch, and the 7.0-inch dial screen is complemented by a larger 9.0-inch infotainment system with considerably slicker menus and graphics.

You get the same uplift in material quality of the hatch with the addition of grey tweed on the dashboard, which looks great and adds a softness to the cabin ambiance.

Comfort

  • Longer suspension travel
  • New seat design
  • More noise reducing material

Being a bit taller than the hatchback, the Jazz Crosstar has a bit more suspension travel and feels a bit softer over broken tarmac as a result. With a higher hip point it’ll also be easier to get in and out of for people with reduced mobility.

Like the smaller car it’s the most comfortable in town in EV mode, with barely a whisper coming from the engine bay. Enhanced noise reduction material takes away wind and engine noise further when on the move, and the seats also use a new frame design to allow for more support and deeper cushioning.

On the whole it does a good job of isolating passengers from ropey road surfaces, but can feel a bit crashy over broken tarmac at higher speeds.