Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Hybrid petrol engines 12.6 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Hybrid petrol engines 58.9 mpg
  • Hybrid engine keeps fuel costs down
  • Marginally more polluting than the hatch
  • Other costs should be low too

You’ve only one engine choice in the Jazz Crosstar (as with the hatch) and it’s a hybrid, so fuel economy and CO2 emissions are pretty low. That said, the SUV version is marginally worse than the hatch, with 58.8mpg and 110g/km of CO2 on offer, due to its additional size and the fact it comes with 16-inch wheels.

Even so that’s not a particularly large wheel so tyre costs should be low, and the hybrid system’s regenerative braking means reduced pad and disc wear.

Reliability

  • Good history of reliable Jazz models
  • Crosstar is taller but not that different
  • Engine and interior tech untested

The Honda Jazz has a strong reputation for reliability across its previous generations, with the most recent subjected to exactly zero recalls. While this is technically a new variant of the Jazz hatchback, the Crosstar shouldn’t cause any additional bother when it comes to reliability.

That said, new tech in this car including the infotainment and dial screens, plus the hybrid powertrain, are largely untested. Even so, we don’t think the Jazz Crosstar will give you much to worry about.

2020 Honda Jazz Crosstar hybrid badge

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £140
Insurance group 19
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